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Become part of the award-winning team at Shamwari Private Game Reserve. All lodges
operate independently, each with a full staff complement including its own
management team, chef brigade, hosts and experienced field guides.

Driven by our passion for conserving a vanishing way of life, joining the team means you will become part of the family who live by our motto of respect for nature and each other.

Current Openings

Below are the current positions we are hiring for. Take a look and see if we have an opening for you. Please note only South African citizens will be considered.

Chef de Partie

The primary purpose of a chef de partie or line chef is to manage an area of production in a restaurant. This will include daily preparation of meals that are of a five-star standard. This position requires a candidate that works well under pressure. This person must be someone that can give orders within their section of the kitchen and carry out tasks handed down to them by the sous chef and head chef. This will be an amazing opportunity for someone who has had experience in a five-star establishment working as a commis chef.  It would be beneficial for this candidate to be knowledgeable in his/her speciality as a chef.

Junior Sous Chef

Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a world-renowned conservation orientated establishment. We require a junior sous chef to join our team. The core function of the junior sous chef would be to take responsibility for the kitchen, its equipment, the stock as well as the junior chefs working under him/her. To understand the importance of hygiene and safely measures in the kitchen and to implement these measures. This candidate will also get to prepare out of this world meals for guests daily. If you are looking to join an incredible team of like-minded chefs in a wonderful wilderness environment, this is just for you.

Lodge Manager

Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a world-renowned conservation orientated establishment. We require a lodge manager to join our team. The core function of the lodge manager would be to take responsibility for lodge as the staff members working under him/her. The candidate must possess a hotel management qualification and/or have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a lodge manager at a similar five-star establishment.  If you are looking to join an incredible team of like-minded individuals in a wonderful wilderness environment, this is just for you.

Senior Sous Chef

Our exceptional chef brigade is looking for a senior sous chef to join our team. The candidate will be primarily responsible for planning and directing food preparation in a kitchen of 5-star standards. This vacancy requires a cooking diploma from a recognized training institution and/or 2 years working experience as a senior sous chef or 4-5 years as a junior sous chef at a 5-star establishment. This is an incredible opportunity to work alongside talented and respected chefs in the hospitality industry.

Executive Sous Chef

Shamwari Private Game Reserve wishes to hire an Executive Sous Chef to play a leading role in developing and implementing Food Experiences between all seven lodges located on Shamwari Private Game Reserve. The Executive Sous Chef supports the Head Chef in: developing, implementing and monitoring the strategic direction & annual plans for Kitchen and Stewarding operations, across the organisation. Apply today and become part of the award-winning team at Shamwari

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