Resident Chef at Black Rock Senegal Artist Residency in Dakar, Senegal

Black Rock Senegal

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Black Rock Senegal artist residency seeks an international chef to collaborate with team of Senegalese chefs for six months in Dakar, Senegal.

Black Rock is an artist residency founded in 2019 by renowned artist Kehinde Wiley. We are located on the coast of Dakar and our program provides a platform for multidisciplinary artists to come together to learn and share techniques and provoke new creative energy in West Africa.


We are looking for a specialized chef to join us in Dakar, Senegal for six months to work with the staff and train them in a new, specialty cuisine. We are specifically interested in Japanese, Mediterranean, American, Latin and French cuisine. The chef will also have the opportunity to learn and share with the local talent, becoming more familiar with traditional Senegalese cuisine and cooking techniques.

Timeline and Compensation.

  • Ideal candidates will be available to start by April 1, 2021.

  • Room and board will be provided.

  • Flights to and from Dakar will be purchased by the client.

  • All cooking will take place in the professional kitchen on-site in Dakar.

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience

  • At least 5 years cooking in a professional environment and managing staff.

  • Demonstrated experience with specialty cuisine.

  • Valid passport.

  • Contact information for three professional references, including email addresses and how you know one another.

  • French and English language skills required.

Please do not reply unless you have substantial interest and experience with specialty cuisine.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified parties please submit a letter of intent, references, and CV to

Posted on March 16