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Careers

Babylonstoren is a celebrated garden that is open to the public as well as an exclusive farm hotel. For our guests, The Farm Hotel is a retreat and balm for the soul, while the gardens offer a rejuvenating experience in nature. Similarly, our Garden Spa provides relaxing, professional treatments across a range of disciplines. But Babylonstoren is also a working citrus and wine farm that produces fruit for export and elegant wines under the Babylonstoren label. In order to pull all these various parts together as one, we rely heavily on a stellar team of receptionists, housekeepers, chefs, gardeners, therapists, horticulturists, managers and winemakers to make it all happen. Babylonstoren has many exciting employment opportunities, and so if you are passionate about your career and enthusiastic about the possibility of working for us, please complete the form below, or send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com.

Positions available

Kitchen Manager

Babylonstoren is looking for an energetic, experienced chef to become part of the Babylonstoren family.

Requirements

  • Relevant qualification with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar management position
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent administrative and planning skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Must be able to work some evenings (mostly day shifts)
  • Own transport

Compensation​

  • Competitive

To apply for this position, send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Food Scientist

Babylonstoren just outside Franschhoek has an exciting opportunity for a passionate food scientist to join our team!

Minimum requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • MSc in Food Science will be to your advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in quality control, product development and production management
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is of the utmost importance
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Own transport

Responsibilities

  • Controlling and managing HACCP and ISO quality standards
  • Product development of fruit juices, processed foods and cosmetic products

Market-related salary

Please send CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com, including notice period and salary expectations.

Senior Chef

Babylonstoren just outside Franschhoek has an exciting position available for a Senior Chef with a focus on detail and a visual, simple style.

Minimum requirements:

  • An appropriate professional cookery qualification to support your application
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a kitchen management position
  • Knowledge of taste and flavour combinations
  • Visual presentation skills and an eye for detail
  • An up-to-date knowledge of international culinary trends
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Afrikaans and English
  • Own transport

Responsibilities:

  • Mentoring, development and management of staff responsible for preparing new, original dishes daily according to the availability of fresh produce from the Garden
  • Stock control, pricing and purchases
  • Optimalising kitchen processes
  • Maintenance of safety standards

Send your CV with details of your notice period and your expected salary to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Senior Developer

Babylonstoren is looking for an energetic, experienced Senior Developer to join the Babylonstoren family.

Responsibilities

  • Work with product team and engineers to expand our platform internationally.
  • Maintain and further develop our backend (Laravel and MySQL) and REST API.
  • Optimise database schema, queries, and caching.  
  • Gather test metrics and provide feedback to improve quality.
  • Write clean, well-organised, test-driven  code.

Preferred experience

  • 5+ years of professional web  development
  • LAMP Stack
  • Laravel 5.2 (or other MVC experience such as Symfony2)
  • MySQL, or PostgreSQL
  • Usage and design of REST APIs
  • Unit / integration testing
  • Caching, Memcached, Redis
  • Proficiency in OOP design patterns and functional programming
  • AWS EC2, S3, RDS
  • Proficiency in Afrikaans and English

Bonus

  • ReactJS, React Native
  • An interest in plants and gardening

Position type: Full-time

Please send a CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com, including details of notice period and salary expectations.

If you would like to join our team, please complete the form below.

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