Careers at Life & Brand

Job applications and CVs must be emailed to careers@lifeandbrand.co.za

The Life & Brand Portfolio three arrows is our rallying cry. An all-encompassing battle charge to reinforce and deliver our three core values; Creativity, Consistency and Culture. Not only are our three arrows applied to every brand within the Portfolio, but also for every employee in the company. We’re on the search for new members of the team that will continuously strive to adopt and deliver on the vision of the company.

Group Events Assistant Coordinator

Life & Brand Portfolio is looking for an energetic and passionate Group Events Assistant Coordinator to join the marketing team. This position will give you the opportunity to work in fast-paced industry and to be part of a busy, dynamic and rapidly growing company. We are looking for a driven person who can handle the pace, with a sense of humour.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Assist with the planning of all marketing event requests for all brands.
• Respond to all function enquiries
• Attend to client Site Inspections at various venues.
• Liaise with clients to identify their needs and to ensure customer satisfaction
• Plan and execute all client function requests.
• Prepare quotes and invoices.
• Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes
• Research market, identify event opportunities and generate interest
• Book DJ’s & Live entertainment for all venues when required
• Assist Group Functions & Events Manager when required

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
• Diploma/Qualification from a reputable hotel/event school
• Previous experience as an events coordinator (at least 2 years’ experience)
• Excellent time management and communication skills
• Sales skills and ability to build productive business relationships
• Ability to manage multiple projects independently
• Strong administrative skills
• MS Office proficiency

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Head Chef - La Parada

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced Head Chef to run our one of our La Parada kitchens. Reporting to the General Manager and Executive Brand Chef, the Head Chef will be responsible for the management and running of a busy kitchen. Supervision, performance management and effective delegation to various junior managers and staff to ensure a cost effective, efficient and smooth-running kitchen.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Ensure daily store operational requirements are met
• Ensure smooth running of kitchen
• Supervision of staff
• Ensure store hygiene, maintenance, health and safety requirements are met
• Beverage cost, food costs and stock control are within specified range
• Be on duty for busy shifts, weekends and all functions.
• Ensure effective communication between staff as well as management
• Ensure reports are issued timeously

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

• 5 years in a similar role.
• Applicable degree or qualification
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Well organised
• Computer Literate and experience on MICROS BOH Systems will be an advantage as well
• Tapas Style Restaurant experience will be an advantage as well
• Ability to delegate and manage down effectively;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Head Chef - Plettenberg Bay

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced Head Chef to run The Grand Lookout kitchen. Reporting to the General Manager and Executive Brand Chef, the Head Chef will be responsible for the management and running of a busy kitchen. Supervision, performance management and effective delegation to various junior managers and staff to ensure a cost effective, efficient and smooth-running kitchen.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Ensure daily store operational requirements are met
• Ensure smooth running of kitchen
• Supervision of staff
• Ensure store hygiene, maintenance, health and safety requirements are met
• Beverage cost, food costs and stock control are within specified range
• Be on duty for busy shifts, weekends and all functions.
• Ensure effective communication between staff as well as management
• Ensure reports are issued timeously

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

• 5 years in a similar role.
• Applicable degree or qualification
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Well organised
• Computer Literate and experience on MICROS BOH Systems will be an advantage as well
• Ability to delegate and manage down effectively;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

General Manager - Plettenberg Bay

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced General Manager to run The Grand Lookout. Reporting to the Area Manager, The General Manager will be responsible for the management and overall responsibility of the restaurant. Supervision, performance management and effective delegation to various junior managers and staff to ensure an efficient and smooth running restaurant..

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Ensure daily store operational requirements are met
• Ensure smooth running of front of house and back of house
• Supervision of staff
• Ensure store hygiene, maintenance, health and safety requirements are met
• Beverage cost, food costs and stock control are within specified range
• Be on duty for busy shifts, weekends and all functions.
• Ensure effective communication between staff as well as management
• Ensure reports are issued timeously

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

• 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Ability to delegate and manage down effectively;
• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
• Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Senior & Junior Managers - Plettenberg Bay

An exciting opportunity exists for managers at various levels in at our restaurants Lookout Deck, Grand Lookout and The Grand Rooms & Rendezvous. We are currently looking for Front of House Managers and Shift Leaders. Please submit your CV if you have at least 3 years experience or more in any of these positions.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Senior & Junior Managers - La Parada

La Parada is currently seeking experienced Junior and Senior Front of House Managers. These candidates will be responsible for effective communication with guests and management of staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Daily administrative requirements;
• Events and functions; all events and function communication to guests and management; communication to relevant departments for stock and OE requirements, for approval by the General Manager
• Daily store and floor operational requirements;
• FOH and guest liaisons
• Daily pre and post shift checklists are, implemented, completed, checked and filed.
• Consistently review operations and staff to identify any problems, concerns, and opportunities for improvement
• Daily checking of My Inventory on My Micros
• Ensuring that all staff rostered to work are on time
• Regular presence on the restaurant floor during service

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
• Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Senior & Junior Managers - Tigers Milk

Tigers Milk is currently seeking experienced Junior and Senior Front of House Managers. These candidates will be responsible for effective communication with guests and management of staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Daily administrative requirements;
• Events and functions; all events and function communication to guests and management; communication to relevant departments for stock and OE requirements, for approval by the General Manager
• Daily store and floor operational requirements;
• FOH and guest liaisons
• Daily pre and post shift checklists are, implemented, completed, checked and filed.
• Consistently review operations and staff to identify any problems, concerns, and opportunities for improvement
• Daily checking of My Inventory on My Micros
• Ensuring that all staff rostered to work are on time
• Regular presence on the restaurant floor during service

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

• 2-3 years in a similar role.
• Experience in dealing with high volume, in a similar environment would be preferable
• Strong Leadership ability;
• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• High attention to detail and process driven;
• Ability to interpret statistical information;
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management, external customers and third-party service providers;
• Self-motivated and deadline oriented;
• Ability to multi-task
• Discretion and integrity
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
• Stress tolerance
• Decision-making
• This person will be for employment in a position of trust and honesty and entails the handling of cash or finances

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Marketing & Events Coordinator - Gauteng

Life & Brand Portfolio are looking for a young and dynamic marketing and events coordinator based in Gauteng to work on some of the portfolios brands together with the management team. Working in coordination with the Cape Town based head offices, the role requires a great amount of initiative, organisation and people skills.

Duties Include (but are not limited to):
• Executing brand campaigns at a store level
• Taking direction from both the Group Marketing Manager and the Group Events Manager
• Liaising and booking music and entertainment at the restaurants
• Creating design and social media briefs for the Marketing team
• Conceptualising and executing events and campaigns at a local basis
• Reporting on campaigns and events
• Liaising with printers and other suppliers
• Host influencers and media at the restaurants on a regular basis
• Assisting with launch campaigns and events for new restaurants in Gauteng
• Manage activations within store by liaising with suppliers and store managers
• Executing and sourcing corporate and private functions for each venue
• Plan and execute all group/function enquiries for all JHB stores of 20 people or more.
• Prepare function sheets and ensure all bookings are accurate in line with SOP’s.
• Manage client site inspections.
• Ensure accurate timeous invoicing and payment received.

Preferable: Marketing or Events Degree

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Professional & Experienced Junior Sous Chef and Chef de Partie

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced professional Junior Sous Chef and an experienced Chef de Partie to work at our La Parada Century City restaurant. Reporting to the General Manager, the candidates will be responsible for providing excellent service. The ideal candidates should be friendly, highly motivated, efficient and detail orientated.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION
HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL

Professional & Experienced Hot section chefs, Breakfast chefs and Fryer chefs

Life & Brand Portfolio seeks experienced professional Hot section chefs, Breakfast chefs and Fryer chefs to work at our La Parada Century City restaurant. Reporting to the General Manager, the candidates will be responsible for providing excellent service. The ideal candidates should be friendly, highly motivated, efficient and detail orientated.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES FROM A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, IN TERMS OF OUR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE FEEDBACK WITHIN TWO WEEKS PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION
HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL