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Bartending is a fun and sociable job but it can be a challenge if you do not take it seriously as bartenders need to meet the expectations of both their employers and their customers.
- Bartending certificate or Experience.
- Making sure that health regulations are followed.
- A neat and clean appearance at the bar.
- The ability to stand and for long periods of time.
- Thorough knowledge of the drinks menu.
- The ability to make recommendations or answer questions.
Those who enjoy providing a high level of service will find the job as a butler very rewarding. This is a job that requires you to be willing to adapt to each house you work in and ensure the family is comfortable in your presence. A butlers’ responsibilities include the obvious tasks like laying dining tables, serving drinks and all meals, valeting the vehicles, looking after a wine cellar or an art collection and managing wardrobes, but sometimes may also include assisting the housekeeping team with daily cleaning of the property.
- Hospitality & Catering and Food & Beverage Training.
- Silver Service Training.
- Butler Training.
- House and Estate Management Training.
- Attention to detail, excellent housekeeping skills.
- Flexible and willing to do whatever is required.
As a field guide, you will get to travel, live and work in some of the most breathtaking wildlife reserves. Knowing about your surroundings and keeping your guests safe is at the top of your priorities, you will also be required to share your knowledge and provide a memorable experience. To become a field guide, physical fitness and an interest in working outdoors are necessary. If you have a passion for the wild – this will make a great job for you!
- 21+ years of age.
- Registered as a field guide.
- Completion of a CATHSSETA accredited qualification or skills program.
- Possess a valid PDP permit.
- Minimum of 1-2 years of experience.
- First aid qualification.
- Ability to stand and walk for extended periods.
- Excellent conversational skills with good organisational, time management and improvisational skills.
Food and beverage servers, better known as waiters, are an important part of a restaurant’s staff. They must make sure to get customer orders right and they are often responsible for much more than just serving food. The level of service can also depend upon the type of establishment.
- Silver Service certificate.
- Fine dining experience.
- Broad food and beverage knowledge.
- Take customers’ food orders, giving the orders to the kitchen, serving the food and beverages, refilling drinks, checking up on customers and making sure they are satisfied with the overall dining experience and clearing empty dishes.
- Patience, the ability to juggle many tasks at once, and a personality that enjoys working with a variety of people.
A host/hostess represents the service and overall hospitality of the staff of a restaurant. Hosting is a honed craft; and it is important that the host or hostess knows how to make people feel like they genuinely care for them. A host/hostess has many duties and responsibilities and is as much the lifeblood to a restaurant as the bartender and kitchen staff. If you have had experience as a food and drinks server, then this could be an exciting opportunity for you.
- Be the face of the establishment and the first person to come in contact with guests.
- Greet guests as they enter the restaurant and either show them to their tables or to a waiting area.
- Answer any questions guests have about the restaurant, dinner specials or prices.
- Deal with any complaints guests have.
- Ensure guests have a good time and see them out.
- Help servers with their after-dinner tallies.
If you have hospitality management experience or you are ready to step up into your first management role, then the role of lodge manager could be the perfect job for you! The main duty of a lodge manager is to maintain the seamless operation of a remote lodge complex.
- Hospitality degree or a couple of years’ experience in hospitality.
- Provide leadership to staff, maintain lodge facilities and ensure a level of hospitality which meets the company’s expectations.
- Be a hands-on team member.
- The ability to deal with the day to day issues of a lodge, and be expected to fill in for cooking or cleaning when necessary.
- Manage staff rota, the accounts, staff training and development, liaise with suppliers and be the first point of contact for any guest related enquiries or complaints.
- Lead by example in a positive and enthusiastic manner.
If you have great food and restaurant knowledge or service experience then you could have the future career of a maitre d’. A maitre d’ is a food service manager who performs many duties, behind the scenes, in addition to greeting patrons.
- Take responsibility for the overall management of the dining room. This includes managing the staff and making station assignments.
- The ability to carry out public relations tasks, act as a host and ensure proper maintenance of the dining room, and taking reservations.
- Good stamina and keen communication, organizational and leadership skills.
- Detail-oriented and promote excellent customer service.
- Ensure that customers have the best possible restaurant experience.
Mixologists mix various types of alcohol and other ingredients to create traditional cocktails and design brand-new cocktails and mixed drinks. This job allows you to meet new people from different walks of life. This job is great for people with bartending knowledge looking to change things up!
- Formal certificate in bartending & gastronomy – can be self-taught.
- A couple of years’ experience as a bartender/mixologist.
- Good people skills to keep guests entertained.
- Extensive knowledge of alcohol and cocktails of all types.
- Responsible for keeping the bar well stocked and fully supplied with alcohol.
- Fill out inventory forms in order to replace items as needed.
If you are a qualified and experienced chef and want to try something new, then you will find the move from a restaurant or hotel chef very rewarding, and it will often involve some travel. As a chef, you will need to study recipes, plan and conceptualise menus as well as prepare high-quality dishes.
The position of a private chef varies from house to house, so finding a home or family where you are able to cook the style, cuisine and types of food that you enjoy is extremely important. Every home has a preferred style of food and often you will need to cater to individual preferences and dietary requirements.
This is not the job for someone who insists on doing things their own way. You will be working in someone’s home and must, therefore, be respectful of their privacy, tastes and way of life.
- Preferably a professional culinary certificate but can also be self-taught.
- The ability to cook food in a timely manner.
- Ensure appealing plate presentation.
- The ability to modify recipes in order to meet customers’ needs and requests.
- Check the freshness of food and dispose of expired items.
- Experiment with recipes and suggest new ingredients.
- Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area.
Professional hunting is an exciting and rewarding career choice. Spending time in the great outdoors and around the campfire with wonderful people, clients, trackers, camp staff and fellow professionals – leaving one with unforgettable memories.
- Necessary hunting qualifications, permits and licences.
- Proof of attendance and successful completion of practical and theoretical examinations set by the relevant Provincial Nature Conservation Authorities at a registered professional hunting school.
- Knowledge of hunting legislations, conservation, firearm safety and ethical conduct in the hunting environment.
- Membership of a recognized Professional Hunters’ Association.
- Experience in wildlife tracking, skinning, handling, treating and dispatching of trophies.
- Well-spoken and effective communication skills especially during client briefing relating to safety.
- Ensure that the necessary permits, licences and other documents are obtained so that the client has them in their possession and may hunt legally.
- Responsible for the safety, wellbeing and conduct of a ‘client’ during the course of a safari.
A sommelier is a highly skilled and talented professional who helps diners select wines that pair perfectly with their meals – this is not an entry-level position.
- Professional certificate by the (WSA) Worldwide Sommelier Association.
- Diploma in wine and gastronomy.
- Degree in hospitality and management.
- Have an understanding of wines, their composition, how they’re made and how they affect food on your menu.
- Extensive knowledge of wine is imperative.
- A sensitive palette and an extraordinary sense of smell.
People who work in the spa industry generally offer services that aim to ensure that clients look and feel better. Jobs can range from an aesthetician, massage therapist, nail technician and fitness/yoga instructor. Spa therapists often work in a variety of environments, such as day spas, luxury resorts, yachts, cruise ships and hotels.
- National Senior Certificate.
- Training at a reputable beauty/vocational school or community college.
- Certificate in one or more areas of interest, such as massage therapy, cosmetology, or aesthetics.
- 1-2 Years of Industry Experience.
- Ability to stand for extended periods.
- Good physical stamina.
- Ability to maintain equipment and inventory of products.
- Good communication skills to effectively respond to relevant customer queries, needs and overall expectations.
If you have worked for fine-dining and have chef experience from lodges or private households then moving to the yachting industry is a great option. Smaller yachts will have only one chef, while the larger yachts will have a team of chefs, so if you are new to the industry you may choose to work your way up through a galley kitchen before moving into a senior chef position.
- Formal culinary training or self-taught.
- Need to be flexible and happy to work long hours.
- Provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, food for the crew and the odd midnight snack if requested by guests.
- Ability to work in a small galley kitchen and improvise.
- Function well out of your comfort zone.
A yacht Engineer is in charge of maintaining the mechanical and electrical operations of the yacht. Other roles include sorting out day to day issues such as from fixing TV’s, speakers, kitchen equipment, water sports equipment, IT issues, through to major engine repairs. This is a great career path for those who love a challenge and are comfortable with technology. Smaller yachts tend to have a single engineer, while the larger ones need 3 to 4. Less experienced engineers will be able to work on these yachts as 2nd or 3rd engineer and gain invaluable work experience.
- AEC Certified.
- Licencing depends on vessel size.
- ENG 1 Certified.
- STCW95 Certified.
- The ability to source parts needed and make sure that there are enough spare parts, should you need them, which can be challenging when porting all over the world.
- Work in the engine room and at the front of the house.
The interior department onboard a yacht consists mostly of stewardesses – from managers to juniors.
They are responsible for making sure that each guest has a pleasant experience from the moment they arrive until they leave. The interior department will also consist of chefs, bartenders, servers, etc. The requirements for each will be different.
The deck department onboard a yacht consists of mostly anything from the captain to the deckhands – from managers to juniors. The deck department onboard a yacht is a team of dynamic individuals that have multifunctional responsibilities involving duties that range from skippering, taking guests on excursions and making sure that things run smoothly on the deck. The responsibilities are extremely varied and a range of skills are necessary in order to be successful.