WAITER/WAITRESS VACANCY | High-End Lodge | Outskirts of Nanyuki, Kenya – 2024

Hospitality
  • Hospitality
  • Nanyuki, Kenya
  • Kes 44,000 + Accommodation USD / Year
  • Salary: Kes 44,000 + Accommodation

Summit Recruitment

WAITER/WAITRESS VACANCY | High-End Lodge | Outskirts of Nanyuki, Kenya – 2024

Job Overview:

Join our esteemed client, a wildlife conservancy with a High-End Lodge, in delivering exceptional food and beverage service amidst the stunning beauty of the Kenyan wilderness. We are seeking a dedicated and professional Waiter/Waitress to ensure guests enjoy a memorable dining experience that surpasses expectations.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Monthly Gross Salary: Kes 44,000 + Accommodation
  • Location: Outskirts of Nanyuki, Kenya
  • Career Level: Entry-Level
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Application Deadline: 17/06/2024

About Us:

Nestled in the heart of nature, our client’s lodge offers a unique blend of luxury and wilderness adventure. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and wildlife, we pride ourselves on providing unparalleled hospitality to our esteemed guests.

Job Responsibilities:

Deliver World-Class Service:

  • Provide a warm and welcoming dining experience that guests will cherish.
  • Engage guests through authentic storytelling and attentive service.
  • Masterfully execute various meal service styles including buffet, plated, and silver service.

Craft Exquisite Beverages:

  • Prepare standard cocktails/mocktails with finesse.
  • Showcase creativity by inventing new signature drinks.
  • Offer expert wine recommendations to complement guests’ meals.

Execute Memorable Events:

  • Set up and clear spectacular bush events such as sundowners and bush lunches.
  • Ensure seamless execution of river dinners and other special events.
  • Maintain vigilance over company assets and report any issues promptly.

Job Requirements:

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a waiter/waitress in a luxury hospitality setting.
  • Hospitality or F&B Service certification/diploma from a recognized educational institution preferred.
  • Proficiency in world-class cuisine and beverage service standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Passion for delivering exceptional guest experiences.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about hospitality and eager to join our dynamic team, click the link below to submit your application:

About Summit Recruitment and Search Africa:

Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a premier Recruitment and Executive Search agency based in Kenya, serving diverse clients across Africa. We are committed to connecting top talent with leading organizations, ensuring mutual success and growth.

Our Commitment to Sustainability and Equality:

At Summit Recruitment and Search Africa, we prioritize sustainability, inclusivity, and equality in all aspects of our operations. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity and offers equal opportunities to all candidates.


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SAMPLE COVER LETTER FOR A WAITER/WAITRESS ROLE

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]

[Your Email Address]

[Your Phone Number]

[Date]

Hiring Manager

High-End Lodge Outskirts of Nanyuki, Kenya

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to express my interest in the Waiter/Waitress position at your High-End Lodge, as advertised. With over two years of experience in the hospitality industry, I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to your team and deliver exceptional service to your esteemed guests.

Throughout my career, I have honed my skills in providing personalized and attentive service to ensure each guest enjoys a memorable dining experience. My passion for hospitality, coupled with my strong work ethic and attention to detail, has consistently earned me praise from both guests and colleagues.

I am particularly drawn to the unique blend of luxury and wilderness adventure that your lodge offers. I am eager to immerse myself in this dynamic environment and contribute to creating unforgettable moments for your guests amidst the stunning beauty of the Kenyan wilderness.

Thank you for considering my application. I am enthusiastic about the possibility of joining your team and contributing to the continued success of your lodge. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how my skills and experience align with the needs of your organization.

Warm regards,

[Your Name]


HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT FOR THE WAITER/WAITRESS ROLE

  1. Showcase your passion for hospitality and commitment to delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  2. Highlight any relevant experience or qualifications in the hospitality industry.
  3. Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in a team.
  4. Emphasize your attention to detail and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  5. Research the company and its unique offerings to tailor your application and interview responses accordingly.
  6. Be prepared to showcase your knowledge of world-class cuisine and beverage service standards during the interview process.
  7. Practice active listening and empathy to understand and exceed guests’ expectations.
  8. Showcase your creativity by sharing any experiences in crafting unique cocktails/mocktails or recommending wines.
  9. Be proactive in addressing any challenges or issues that may arise during service.
  10. Demonstrate your enthusiasm and willingness to learn and grow within the organization.

Possible Waiter/Waitress Interview Questions With Answers:

  1. How do you handle difficult customers?

    Answer: I believe in addressing concerns with empathy and active listening. By understanding the customer’s perspective, I can find solutions to resolve issues and ensure a positive experience.

  2. Can you describe a time when you had to handle a high-pressure situation?

    Answer: During a busy dinner service, we experienced a sudden influx of guests. By staying calm and organized, I was able to prioritize tasks, coordinate with team members, and maintain quality service standards.

  3. How do you stay updated on the latest food and beverage trends?

    Answer: I actively seek out opportunities for professional development, such as attending workshops and tastings, reading industry publications, and experimenting with new recipes in my spare time.

  4. How do you ensure the accuracy of orders and minimize errors?

    Answer: I double-check orders before delivering them to the table and communicate clearly with the kitchen staff to ensure accuracy. I also pay close attention to any special requests or dietary restrictions to accommodate guests’ needs.

  5. How do you handle multitasking during busy service periods?

    Answer: I prioritize tasks based on urgency and delegate responsibilities when necessary to ensure smooth operations. By staying organized and focused, I can efficiently handle multiple tasks without compromising quality.

We wish you the best in your application process and encourage you to explore further opportunities with us. Summit Recruitment & Search is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent from diverse backgrounds, fostering an inclusive workplace culture for all. Remember, we do not charge any application or recruitment fees, reflecting our commitment to fairness and equality in the hiring process.

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