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*NB: Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer.  In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following posts:

CATERING SERVICES 

POST A: SUPERVISOR (2 POSTS)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5 Ordinary level passes including English and any Accounting subject. 
  • A Diploma in Professional cookery. 
  • Higher National Diploma or a Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management will be an added advantage.
  • At least two (2) years proven history in Catering operations and supervision.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

Reporting to the Catering Services Director, the incumbent will among other things;

  • Taste all the dishes to ensure that all is in order before service.
  • Allocate duties to staff to various serving points.
  • Experiment with recipes and suggest new ingredients – menu balancing.
  • Hand over and take over to the other supervisor.
  • Stock control.
  • Sales reconciliation 
  • Manage kitchen assets.
  • Check all exit and entrance points before knocking off for the day.
  • Interacting with clients.
  •  Preparing menus.
  • Overseeing the presentation and serving of the food.
  •  Attending to customer inquiries.
  •  Ensuring that food service is provided to the customer’s satisfaction.
  •  Plan menus and order supplies.
  •  Ensure compliance with Health and Safety Regulations at the shop floor level
  •  Supervising staff and attending to employee issues.

POST B: COOK

QUALIFICATIONS

    • 5 ordinary level passes including English and any accounting subject. 
    • National Certificate in Professional cookery.  
    • Class one in the related trade.
    • National Diploma in professional cookery will be an added advantage.
    • At least three (2) years proven history in Catering operations. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Catering Services Supervisor, the incumbent will among other things;

    • Prepare ingredients for the shift, wash vegetables, season meat etc.
    • Prepare oven, utensils and grills for the shift.
    • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations 
    • Handling of multiple orders at one time.
    • Ensure proper storage of food and detergents.
    • Sanitize and clean workstations and utensils.
    • Maintenance of reorder stock levels.
    • Serving prepared food items at the serving point.
    • Asset management.
    • Control stock and minimise wastage.
    • Check freshness of food before preparation.
    • Coordination and control  of stock movement during and after service time 
    • Tasting prepared food before service.
    • Do all the requisitions of food and non-food items for the work station.
    •  Practice laid down hand over and take over procedures 
    • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor. 

POST C: WAITER/WAITRESS (4 Posts)

QUALIFICATIONS

    • 5 ‘O’ Levels including English Language.
    • National certificate in food and Beverages or Tourism and Hospitality Management or equivalent 
    • National diploma in the related field will be an added advantage. 
    • Class two in the related trade will be an added advantage.
    • At least (2) years proven history in Catering operations

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Reporting to the Catering Services Supervisor, the incumbent will among other things;

  • Provide the perfect service to every customer, (student, staff or guest)
  • Ensure the customer feels important and welcome in the dining halls.
  • Ensure hot food is hot and cold food is cold.
  • Present menu, answer questions and make suggestions regarding food and other services.
  • Serve all customers, i.e. students, staff and guests, in an accommodating manner.
  • Maintain a clean and organised service area.
  • Comply with health and hygienic policies and procedures.
  • Practice laid down hand over and take over procedures.
  • Lock all exit and entrance point before knock off time.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

POST D:  KITCHEN PORTER (3 Posts)

      Qualifications and Experience

    • 5 ordinary levels including English language 
    • Certificate in housekeeping from a reputable organisation or Tourism and Hospitality Management certificate or equivalent 
    • National diploma in the related field will be an added advantage. 
    • At least (1) year proven history in Catering operations will be an added advantage.

Duties and responsibilities 

Reporting to the Catering Services Supervisor, the incumbent will among other things;

  • Carry out basic cleaning tasks as fast as possible.
  • Collect and wash pots and pans.
  • Clean crockery and cutlery ensuring food preparation areas are clean and ready.
  • Unload equipment and food items from delivery vehicles.
  • Sweep and mop floors at the beginning and end of shifts.
  • Be ready to clean up to avoid hindering operations.
  • Take out garbage.
  • Help with food preparation routines such as chopping and peeling vegetables and fruits when needed.
  • Maintain the bin area.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

APPLICATIONS

Applicants must submit copies of applications with the following: application letter, certified certificates and curriculum vitae giving full details of names, place and date of birth, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact telephone number(s) and names and email addresses of three referees to: 

The Deputy Registrar, Human Resources

Midlands State University

  vacancies@staff.msu.ac.zw

Application documents must be in a single scan pdf format. Closing date for applications is 14 April 2021. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be communicated to.