Unreasonable Chef

icon_18455.png If I could have, I would have done it for free!”  – Dave Smith, Unreasonable (Boulder) Chef 2012 (who also got himself an Unreasonable tattoo!)

We’re looking for a Chef to play a leading role in creating this awesome environment by ensuring the Fellows, Mentors and Unreasonable team have healthy, nutritious and delicious food through the Institute!

 

So, what does it involve?

  • Managing the entire Unreasonable kitchen including hiring your team, managing the budget, menu planning, prepping the kitchen, shopping for ingredients, organizing delivery, drop off, distribution, and pickup of said ingredients plus closing the kitchen down at the end of the 5-weeks
  • Spending 5 weeks this June and July at the Unreasonable Mansion in Ggaba, Kampala where you’ll meet amazing entrepreneurs and some of the most successful business people from around the region and the world who will be there to mentor them
  • Creating fabulous breakfast, lunch and dinner almost every day
  • Catering for the occasional events
  • Creating regional and international cuisine – an opportunity to experiment!

What we’re looking for:

  • Someone entrepreneurial, who’s able to navigate ambiguity, take matters into their own hands, take risks, learn things they don’t know, and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Someone who believes that we > I (a hat tip to Skillshare for sharing this great value with us).
  • Someone who loves to feed people—who views meal times as a place where community is built and where humanity is expressed. We’re looking for someone who wakes up in the morning and thinks about how they can design even more delicious meals!
  • Someone who believes that the “magic is in the details” and pays attention to the small things that make a difference when it comes to running a kitchen.
  • Someone who has catered for 40+ people on a regular basis.
  • Someone with an uncompromising record of punctuality, discipline, and hospitality.
  • Someone who can delegate tasks effectively to the rest of their team.

How Will We Know You’re Unreasonable Enough? (i.e. how to apply):

  1. Tell us about your experience catering for groups of people. We’d love to see testimonials, brief menu samples and any examples of how you have gone above and beyond in your role as chef
  2. Provide references. Send us background and contact information for two references who can speak to your performance and character with authority.
  3. Email all this to gilbert@unreasonableeastafrica.org ASAP with “Unreasonable Chef Application” in the subject line. We will get back to you within a couple of days to arrange an interview and hopefully a tasting. DEADLINE 20th April 2014 at midnight EAT.

What happens if you’re chosen for this position?

If we select you for the position, we’ll want you will be able to start with kitchen preparation any time from May 20th and the first meals will be required on June 25th. The last meal needed will be on the 31st July.

We’ll offer you a lump sum figure for the institute as a staffing budget to pay yourself and your team. We look forward to reading your application!

ESTIMATED COOKING SCHEDULE:

Day

Date

Estimated # of People

Breakfast

Brunch

Lunch

Dinner

Notes

June

Prep Day 1

6/23/2014

0

Prep Day

Prep Day 2

6/24/2014

0

Prep Day

Wednesday

6/25/2014

20

X

X

Normal

Thursday

6/26/2014

35

X

X

X

Normal

Friday

6/27/2014

40

X

X

X

Normal

Saturday

6/28/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Sunday

6/29/2014

44

X

X

Brunch

Monday

6/30/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

July

Tuesday

7/1/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Wednesday

7/2/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Thursday

7/3/2014

44

X

X

Light dinner

Friday

7/4/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Saturday

7/5/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Sunday

7/6/2014

44

X

X

Brunch

Monday

7/7/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Tuesday

7/8/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Wednesday

7/9/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Thursday

7/10/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Friday

7/11/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Saturday

7/12/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Sunday

7/13/2014

44

X

X

Brunch

Monday

7/14/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Tuesday

7/15/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Monday

7/1/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Tuesday

7/2/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Wednesday

7/16/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Thursday

7/17/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Friday

7/18/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Saturday

7/19/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Sunday

7/20/2014

44

X

X

Brunch

Monday

7/21/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Tuesday

7/22/2014

44

X

?

X

Normal

Wednesday

7/23/2014

44

X

?

?

Normal

Thursday

7/24/2014

44

X

?

X

Normal

Friday

7/25/2014

44

X

?

?

Normal

Saturday

7/26/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Sunday

7/27/2014

44

X

X

Brunch

Monday

7/28/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Tuesday

7/29/2014

44

X

X

X

Normal

Wednesday

7/30/2014

40

X

X

X

Normal

Thursday

7/31/2014

40

X

X

Light dinner

August

Clean Day 1

8/1/2014

0

Clean Up Day