Dear Sir /Madam
I am writing to apply for the position advertised for Head Chef. As a requirement I enclose my CV, certified qualifications, ID document and license. The job is very appealing to me; I believe that my strong culinary experience, kitchen management and educational achievements make me a highly eligible candidate for the position. My key strengths that would support my success in this position include:
I have successfully opened, trained staff and ran a new international restaurant under Sun International Company.
My experience in Abu Dhabi has improved my knowledge in hygiene and cooking methodology.
I have ran a full on hotel operations and been part of the kitchen management planning and running Ned Bank Golf Challenge.
I knowledgeable in controlling labor cost, food cost and ensuring that kitchen hygiene is highly maintained.
I offer exceptional customer care and great career coaching for my juniors.
I maintain great relationships with all stakeholders. With my qualifications I am able to understand that management is beyond cooking, it involves all stakeholders such as consumers and the staff, financial planning and controlling and understanding the planning and implementation of new projects. Currently I am busy studying a BCOM in Strategic Business Management in order to intensively improve my knowledge. Please see my resume for my additional information on my experience.
I can be reached at email@example.com or by cell at 066-***-****. Thank you for the time.
I hope to speak to you about this great employment opportunity soon. Sincerely,
Ithabeleng Patricia Baloyi
HIGHER CERTIFICATE (NQF 5) Hospitality Management (INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL)
CERTIFICATE, Project Management (WITS DIGITAL SCHOOL) Planning and implementation of projects (waiting for the certificate) BCOM STRATEGIC BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (VARSITY COLLEGE) 2020-2024 (currently)
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & AFFILIATION
CERTIFICATE, coaching for performance (UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH) SACA- Women in Culinary Committee member
Al CARTE CHEF (ORION SAFARI LODGE RUSTENBURG) March 2012- July 2012: Running the Ala carte restaurant
COFFEE BARISTA AND SHOP SUPERVISOR (SLICES RESTAURANT, ABU DHABI) November 2012-January 2013
SOUS CHEF (SLICES RESTAURANT, AL AIN) February 2012- November 2014(end of contract) Managing a canteen and coffee shop for Brighton College Al Ain
CHEF DE PARTE (ROYAL MARANG HOTEL, RUSTENBUERG, 5 star) March 2015 – June 2015 Shift management, ordering, buffet menu planning, preparation and cooking
CANTEEN MANAGER (Platinum Group Metals, Maseve Mine, Rustenburg) June 2015 - February 2017: Complete Kitchen and service Management SOUS CHEF (SUN TIME SQUARE, 4 stars) March 2017 – January 2018: Opened Guy Fiery Kitchen and bar, ran full restaurant operations: ordering, stock take, people management, food cost, staff training, preparation and cooking
SOUS CHEF (SUN CITY RESORT, CABANAS HOTEL) February 2018- August 2018: Supported the executive chef and assumed her roles in her absence KITCHEN MANAGER (SUN CITY RESORT, CABANAS HOTEL,3 stars) August 2018-Jan 2019:Complete Management of the kitchen operation which included breakfast, pool restaurant, the shebeen and bush bungalows, managing the hotel’s NGC operation for 2017, recipe and food costing, capex motivation and ordering, wastage control, labour cost and budget forecasting SOUS CHEF (SUN CITY RESORT, THE PALACE OF THE LOST CITY, 5 stars) February 2019-Currently: responsible for the full operations of crystal court restaurant which serves buffet breakfast and dinner, reporting all restaurant financials to the executive .chef
Executive Chef Erasmus (The Palace of the Lost City Hotel): 084-***-**** Ms.Monyatsi Food and Beverage Manager (Cabanas Hotel): 082******* Executive Sous Chef Napo Ramaili (Sun Time Square) 082-***-**** ITHABELENG PATRICIA
I am born August 26,
1991. I am married with
1 child. Maiden name is
Mathibe. I am currently a
sous chef at the palace of
the Lost City in Sun City.
51 Weaver Street; South
Village Sun City Resort
English, Sesotho &
Food blogging, Reading,
Studying & Exercising