Kitchen Staff Jobs at Opaa! Food Management in Alberton, Gauteng

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Opaa! Food Management company opens jobs for Kitchen Staff positions in the Gauteng region. The type of work we provide is Part-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Management and Manufacturing skills with Entry level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around R 4 500 - R 15 000 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

The Headhunters company itself is engaged in Food & Beverages, of course if you are interested in applying for this company, you can register immediately.

Job Information

Company:Opaa! Food Management
Position:Kitchen Staff
Region:Alberton - Gauteng, Gauteng
Job Function:Management and Manufacturing
Seniority Level:Entry level
Salary:ZAR 4.500 - ZAR 15.000 per Month
Employment Type:Part-time
Industry:Food & Beverages

Job Description

Position Summary
Prepare breakfast and/or lunch offerings and assist with serving lines. Participate in occasional catering functions. Perform all positions within the kitchen.
Opaa Food Management, Inc. operates in 8 states in the Midwest. Our pay rates vary depending on state and position. Please apply, and a Hiring Manager will discuss pay with you in more detail.
Functions Of The JobEssential Functions Production

  • Assist with the set-up of serving lines daily and make sure that all food is held at the required temperature. Milk coolers are stocked and ready for service.
  • Assist in the preparation of foods in accordance with the menu plan and Opaa recipes, as required. Plan and prep ahead for the next day’s menus.
  • Operate slicers, mixers, grinders, and other equipment with proper certification.
  • Keep work areas neat, clean, and organized.
  • Clean kitchen and cafeteria areas including equipment and dishes.
  • Keep inventory stock organized and practice First In/First Out (FIFO) procedures. Keep cooler/storage racks clean and free from debris.
  • Clean, monitor chemical usage, and maintain equipment in the dishwashing area. Remove clean dishes from the machine and store them in serving areas.
  • Requisition appropriate amounts of food and supplies through the Kitchen Manager.
  • Prepare bread, cakes, cookies, and other baked goods as required by the menu plan. Present to customers in an appealing manner.
  • Batch cooking to maintain a quality product and excellent food presentation.
  • Set up serving/bar lines and ensure all food is held at the proper temperatures. Clean and restock items as needed.
  • Serve items as needed with proper serving sizes and utensils. Quality presentation and hospitality are required.
  • Keep serving lines/condiments supplied with food items, napkins, silverware, and dishes as needed to customers.


  • Prepare foods for meal service in strict compliance with the menu plan and Opaa recipes.
  • Convert and follow a standardized recipe to ensure a consistent, high-quality product.
  • Recognize a Reimbursable Meal and follow the Meal Pattern according to HHFKA and CACFP regulations.
  • Keep and Maintain accurate daily production records per grade group as planned.
  • Follow HACCP processes and procedures with daily, weekly, and monthly food safety logs. Record temperatures of all hot and cold food.
  • Obey safety rules as outlined in Opaa’s “Safety Procedure Manual” and exercise caution in all work activities.
  • Report any unsafe working conditions to the appropriate supervisor. Participates in the safety incentive program.
  • Participate in the “Daily Dish”.
  • Attend all required meetings and in-services. Complete the required yearly continued training hours according to HHFKA.
  • Demonstrate and promote Opaa’s Core Values of “Always Act in the Best Interest of the Students, Schools, and Communities We Serve”, “Be Honest”, “Have a Passion to Serve Others”, and “Commit to Continuous Improvement”.
  • Maintain strict compliance with the Opaa Food Management, Inc. Timekeeping Policy


  • Handle customer monies at service time, as required. Make changes as well as run a cash register or computer. Require that only reimbursable meals are allowed through the POS system.
  • Complete necessary paperwork, tray counts, and meal reconciliation tasks on a daily basis.
  • Submit all hours worked by clocking in and out in ADP or by submitting an edit sheet for any missing time
  • Notify DNS 24 hours in advance of inability to cover an assigned shift. In the event of an emergency, notify the DNS as soon as it is administratively feasible.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands
Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, squat, climb, balance, kneel, crawl, push, pull, grasp, feel, taste, smell, talk, hear, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must exert over 60 pounds of force occasionally and/or be able to frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include concentrated attention, depth perception, the ability to bring objects into sharp focus, and color vision.

Working Conditions
Working conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job:

  • Inside and outside working conditions.
  • Frequently works around moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat.
  • Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme cold.
  • The noise level is usually loud.

Position Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED, preferred; or up to one-month related experience, training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, commons fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, And Work Aids
Dishwasher, Steamer/Kettle, Mixer, Oven, Stove, Fryers, Slicer, Thermometers, Gauges, Knives, Box Cutters, Meal Counting Software, Desktop PCs, Calculator, Telephone, Fax, Scanner, Copier, Printer.
Opaa is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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  • Salary bonus if there is overtime

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Company Information

Opaa! Food Management

Industry: Food & Beverages

Opaa! Food Management is a leading food service management company based in [location]. With a strong commitment to delivering quality meals and exceptional service, Opaa! strives to help schools, healthcare facilities, and other institutions provide nutritious and delicious food options to their communities.

At Opaa!, we understand the importance of offering meals that are not only appetizing but also meet the highest standards of nutrition. Our team of experienced chefs and nutritionists work closely together to create menus that balance taste and health, ensuring that every meal we serve contributes to the well-being of our clients.

Our food management programs are designed to cater to the unique needs of each institution we serve. We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor menus to meet specific dietary requirements, while also catering to diverse cultural preferences. Whether it’s a school cafeteria, hospital cafeteria, or a corporate dining setting, we have the expertise and resources to deliver exceptional food service that exceeds expectations.

Opaa! Food Management places a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility. We source our ingredients from local suppliers whenever possible, reducing our carbon footprint and supporting local economies. Additionally, we prioritize waste reduction by implementing recycling and composting programs in our facilities.

The success of Opaa! Food Management lies in our dedicated team members who are passionate about delivering outstanding service. Our staff is trained in food safety and adheres to the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. By continuously investing in our employees’ professional development, we ensure that they are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the best possible dining experience.

At Opaa! Food Management, we believe that food plays a vital role in fostering a sense of community and well-being. By providing delicious, nutritious meals, we contribute to the overall health and happiness of the individuals we serve. We are proud to be a trusted partner for institutions in [location], and we look forward to serving you and your community with excellence.

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