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Head Chef – Iconic Pub – Melbourne CBD

Job Overview

A contemporary pub in the heart of Melbourne is looking for a creative and well-rounded Head Chef to lead their  kitchen team. Offering Breakfast ,lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday, the menu will focus on modern Australian cuisine, including a selection of pub classics, all served with a modern twist. It is a busy kitchen, particularly during weekends, sporting events and concerts. The venue has a lounge bar accommodating 100 guests and a Bistro which can seat up to 200 and doubles as a function space  . This role will be suitable for an energetic and passionate chef looking to take the next step in their career.

This is a hands-on roll, so the successful candidate should have the skills and experience to manage a busy kitchen during service periods. Reporting to the venue manager , you will work together to ensure the team is equipped to deliver a high-quality product.  You will be required to step up and manage all aspects of the kitchen operation, which may include ordering, stock take and managing food costs.

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • Menu designing across breakfast, lunch and dinner in a fast-paced venue
  • Experience in high volume kitchens with particular emphasis on pub dining
  • The ability to work hard under pressure and maintain a level-head
  • Ability to lead a team of up to 10 liaising with floor staff and management to achieve high quality service and communication
  • Management and understanding of the importance of portion control and mindful of food cost (COG) and labor budgets
  • Be an experienced team leader willing to train and develop your team with good communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Food Safety and OH&S requirements
  • An approachable and friendly attitude
  • Well presented
  • Flexible availability including nights and weekend work
  • Can-do attitude along with a strong commitment to continuous improvement and innovation


Job Detail
  • Salary:$85,000 - $95,000
  • Location:Melbourne CBD
  • Job Type: Full Time
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