Boarding School Cook at Ntare Louisenlund Community Benefit Company

1 Boarding School Cook at  Ntare Louisenlund Community Benefit Company
Boarding School Cook

Ntare Louisenlund Community Benefit Company | Type: Job
Published: 2024-03-21 | Deadline: 2024-05-30

Boarding School Cook

  • Ntare Louisenlund School Careers
  • Rwanda
  • Culinary

Ntare Louisenlund School is seeking a professional, skilled and passionate Cook to join our school. Can you imagine helpings to design the school of the future by promoting personalized learning, student agency, and twenty-first century skills? If so, please consider applying. We’re looking to fill the following position for Ntare Louisenlund School (international curriculum) starting on 1st August 2024.

Who we are:

Ntare Louisenlund School (Rwanda) aims to be the best school in Africa. With the Rwanda plus-STEM programme, it will bring together the best talents from Rwanda in the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology and act as a hub for training innovation and entrepreneurship and for shaping the future. The 60-hectare campus located in Rwanda’s Bugesera District, a forty-five minute drive from Kigali, can accommodate up to 1000 boarding students

The aim of Ntare Louisenlund School is to provide students with an outstanding international education, allowing them to apply for scholarships at the best universities worldwide. Half of the student body will be selected through a preliminary assessment and financed by appropriate scholarships (plus-STEM stream). The other half of the student body will be made up of students from Africa who wish to complete the IB Diploma as a school-leaving certificate. Their families will finance the schooling themselves. Ntare Louisenlund School is seeking candidacy as an IB World School offering the IB Middle Years Programme and, later, the Diploma Programme.

Stiftung Louisenlund has been running a secondary boarding school in Germany for over 70 years and has developed the plus-STEM programme. It is considered to be one of the top schools in Europe. The non-profit foundation has been an IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme since 2008 and has been authorized to offer the IB Middle Years Programme since. Additionally, Stiftung Louisenlund is an accredited New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) school and a member of the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG).  Ntare Louisenlund School will be a private school run and managed by Stiftung Louisenlund. All activities will be of a comparable quality at both locations in Germany and in Rwanda. A close partnership will be established with the Rwandan government to select the plus-STEM students eligible for a government scholarship.

Your challenge and responsibilities:

As a Boarding School Cook, you will be responsible for preparing and cooking a variety of dishes in accordance with our menu and standards. This role requires creativity, attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

Your Main Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and cook a diverse range of dishes, including traditional Rwandan cuisine as well as international dishes that suits students.
  • Ensure that all food preparation and cooking activities are carried out according to established recipes and standards.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in the dining hall, including proper storage and labeling of ingredients.
  • Monitor food inventory levels and communicate with the director of hospitality to ensure timely ordering of meal courses.
  • Adhere to all food safety and sanitation regulations, including proper food handling, storage, and temperature control.
  • Collaborate with other dining hall staff to coordinate meal preparation and service during peak hours of breakfast, lunch and dinner for students.
  • Assist in the development of new menu items and contribute ideas for seasonal or special event menus.
  • Delivers exceptional services to enhance student/employee satisfaction and retention.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude while working with director of hospitality, team members and interacting with students.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of Ntare School, including those pertaining to HR, health, and safety responds quickly and proactively to student 's concerns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the directot of hospitality and management team.

Your Profile:

  • Proven experience as a professional cook or similar role, preferably in a restaurant or hospitality setting.
  • Knowledge of Rwandan cuisine and cooking techniques is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in culinary, relevant certifications or relevant training from a culinary school is a plus as well as 5 years of working experience.
  • Strong understanding of food safety principles and regulations.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a high-pressure environment while maintaining a high standard of quality.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Attention to detail and a passion for creating delicious and visually appealing dishes.
  • Physical stamina and the ability to stand for extended periods and lift heavy objects.
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn and grow in the culinary field.

We offer:

  • A fully equipped school campus with excellent facilities in a beautiful natural setting in Bugesera.
  • Optional campus housing on a first-come-first-serve basis. 
  • An exceptional in-house professional development programme with travel opportunities for further IB professional development.
  • Small learning groups.
  • An extensive and diverse co-curricular programme and the possibility of taking part in or offering co-curricular experiences for students.
  • Collaboration with an experienced, internationally recognized school in Germany.
  • Various partnerships with external educational partners.
  • A committed, dedicated, and team-oriented faculty.
  • An attractive compensation package based on your level of experience. This figure includes the staff housing allowance. All staff salaries are paid in RWF.  

How to Apply:

Can you imagine working to help us design the school of the future? Then you should apply by 30th May, 2024 to and share an updated CV, motivation letter and certified electronic copies of degrees and relevant certificates. CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please indicate in the subject line while applying as “Boarding school cook”.