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This role is responsible for preparing meals. The cook is responsible for planning menu, may be required to shop for groceries and overall maintenance of the kitchen 


Menu planning

  • Plans menus according to employer’s needs and diet restrictions and for the household.
  • Creates new recipes.
  • Plan and prepare food for parties, holiday meals, luncheons, special functions, and other social events.

Meal preparation

  • Peel, wash, trim and cook vegetables and meats. And bakes bread and pastries for the household.
  • Responsible for preparing meals according to employer’s recipes. Handles all meals for the family and possibly for other household staff.
  • Prepares special meals for functions and as requested.
  • Prepares meals and snacks for household and guests.
  •  Performs all household cooking as directed.
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes or as directed by the employer.
  • Apportion, arrange, and garnish food.


  • Responsible for ensuring the kitchen and cooking utensils are kept clean.
  • Ensures staff compliance kitchen etiquette.
  • Inspect food preparation and serving areas to ensure observance of safe, sanitary food-handling practices.


  • Direct the operation and organization of the kitchen and all food-related activities, including portioning and presentation of food.
  • Coordinates the activities of the kitchen staff.


  • Responsible for making requisition of all kitchen supplies and equipment.
  • Ensures proper stock-taking of items in the kitchen is taken.
  • Stores kitchen suppliers appropriately.


  • Should possess a diploma from a reputable hospitality school.
  • With at least 5 years experience in a similar field or a hospitality industry.
  • Must have good knowledge of local and international foods and recipes
  • Possess the ability to multitask.
  • Should have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Is expected to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Must possess good supervisory and organizational skills.
  • Has knowledge in the planning of menu and portion control.
  • Has the ability to understand and practice health and safety in the kitchen.
  • Possess an understanding of ingredients, produce and spices in terms of texture and taste.