The Fat Fish is Hiring

Head Chef and Sous Chef Sought 

We are searching for 2 superb individuals to form 1 dynamic team

and head up and lead our unbelievable kitchen

at The Fat Fish in Plettenberg Bay

This is not a job offer. It is a life changing career move that could enable you to relocate to one of the most secure, community orientated, gobsmackingly beautiful, fastest growing economies in SA – Plettenberg Bay!

Now we could start off this hire with all the usual blurb –

  • Minimum five year’s experience in similar position
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Fine dining experience
  • Culinary qualification preferable
  • Own transport
  • Computer literate and so on and so forth

All absolutely necessary but essentially useless if you aren’t up for a challenge…

a challenge no-one can ever quite prepare you for.

Therefore, we thought the best way to possibly go about this is to ask you a couple of …well … more to the point kind of questions…

  1. Does the prospect of managing a pass and plating an average of 600 meals in a 3 hour timespan per night from an a la carte menu with over 50 different options for at least 4 months of the year scare you witless or make you want to sharpen your blades and don your whites?
  2. Are you prepared to work at full tilt in peak season (4-5 weeks) thereby securing the ability to live in the jewel of the Garden Route and maximizing the lifestyle opportunity Plett has to offer in the quieter months?
  3. Have you genuinely got the skillset required…not just a passion for creating fabulous food?

If you get where we are going with this and it’s still something you might be keen to pursue we would love to hear from you! For more information please email

Unfortunately, only SA citizens or those holding a valid residence permit can apply. And dare we have to say it, ah yes we do, please don’t apply if you are unable to meet all those necessary but useless requirements above.

If you’re ready to apply please send through a covering letter, CV with contactable references, head shot and food shots to