Chef and Training Opportunity – Kigali, Rwanda

Calling all intrepid cooks! Heaven Restaurant in Kigali, Rwanda is looking for a head chef and front of house manager to help further its social entrepreneurship vision.  This is a truly amazing opportunity for CulinaryCorps alumni looking for the next step or any other cook with a passion for travel and service.

For information on the job posting, please read below.  For general information about the restaurant, please visit www.heavenrwanda.com.
Job Titles: Restaurant Manager and Head Chef
Number of openings: 2 -Positions are Full-Time with a minimum 1 year commitment
Salary: Volunteer positions with excellent travel, health and housing benefits; negotiable stipend based on education and experience

Heaven is more than a place, it’s an idea. Rwanda is one of the most beautiful countries on earth, and has resourceful, energetic people looking to move the country forward quickly. That’s why Heaven Restaurant & Bar is in Rwanda. Heaven, which features international cuisine, is helping Rwanda develop its most important resource: its people. Heaven goes out of its way to hire employees from particularly vulnerable backgrounds and provide them with salaries, and health care in line with international standards. Heaven is committed to being Rwanda’s finest restaurant and training facility for the industry. Heaven was made in Rwanda: Rwandan craftspeople painstakingly produced everything in the restaurant. From the chairs and tables to the artwork on the walls, Heaven is the first international quality venue in Rwanda produced by Rwandans.

Heaven is a newly constructed restaurant, now open for 1 year, in the beautiful neighborhood of Kiyovu, near the commercial center of Kigali, Rwanda. Heaven’s founder (an American expatriate living in Rwanda) is committed to training staff in customer service and restaurant management, providing a venue with high quality local products for consumption, and creating an environment that promotes social and professional exchange. Heaven is creating jobs and providing vocational training for Rwandans, and is striving to improve service standards to support tourism.

We are looking for a restaurant manager and a head chef to help us train our service and kitchen/bar staff and run a smooth operation! We need two individuals who would be willing to move to Rwanda and be intimately involved in customer service training, kitchen/bar management, and general restaurant operations. We are looking for people who are passionate about international development, up for an adventure, and who believe in the Heaven project as much as we do!

Responsibilities:
Restaurant management: oversight of all operations including reception, bar, kitchen, service, stewarding, and security; procurement; storekeeping; training; marketing; financial management.

Head chef: oversight of all kitchen operations including training of all kitchen staff; menu creation and introduction of new items based on local availability; tracking systems for all kitchen inputs; international-quality hygiene and safety maintenance.

Qualifications:
Certification and training in business management, culinary arts or hospitality management. Restaurant/bar/kitchen management experience preferred as is proficiency in French and English.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.

If interested, please email CV and letter of interest to: alissaruxin@gmail.com.

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