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2023 School Chef (Eldoret Girls Boarding School)

Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Chef willing and ready to start in January 2023 in our Eldoret Girls Boarding School. This is an opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who shape the African Century.

You will be responsible for running an efficient kitchen producing a diversity of menus and good, nutritional food for our students,  take the role of duty cook as required which involves taking charge of the kitchen work within an agreed food budget and maintain kitchen safety and hygiene. 


Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from Pre-primary through Secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, inquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation, and collaboration. Learn more about our learning approach here. Nova Pioneer currently has 14 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com.

Disclaimer: Nova Pioneer does not charge any fee to process your application.


Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Daily Hygiene and cleanliness of the kitchen and prep kitchen.
  • Food Safety champion in the department by influencing and adhering to the applicable procedures.
  • Meals preparations and service.
  • Meals service to students and teammates including residence teammates meals service.
  • Liaise between Dean of Students and School Nurse handling students with special dietary requirements as the food allergy policy.
  • Meals feedback review and action.
  • Conduct weekly workplace safety Inspections.
  • Lead weekly teammates meetings.
  • Verify Meals quantity served to students and teammates.
  • Monitor weekly stock take of food service equipment.


Skills and Qualifications required

  • Certificate in Food production or equivalent certificate in Hospitality
  • Valid Vaccination certificate
  • Four years working experience in a school kitchen will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate MS EXCEL,MS WORD
  • You are a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • You are able to work well and meet strict deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • You have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.


Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!

To apply, please complete the form on the right hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.

Please note: You are encouraged to attach your resume in PDF format to protect formatting.

There are a series of stages in the Nova Pioneer interview process and candidates will be moved forward in the process depending on their success in the previous stage. The process is as follows:

  • Phone interview: a short conversation to understand your skills and experience a little better.
  • Practical demonstration of what you can do: you will complete a written task or a demonstration related to the role you are applying for. Teachers sit an assessment and deliver a lesson to a class.
  • Final interview: you’ll have a final conversation with the hiring manager before decisions are made.



Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students. “Novaneers” work harder and work longer hours than at most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. We offer consistent and ongoing professional development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best. Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life. We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!). We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better. There is no problem too big for us! We work hard but we also have a lot of fun together. We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning. Read more about our culture principles on our website.

Nova Pioneer will never request an application fee from candidates. If you are contacted with a request to pay a fee from someone claiming to be a Nova Pioneer Talent or Recruitment representative, please do not pay them and report it to us immediately on talent.ke@novapioneer.com or talent.sa@novapioneer.com.





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