Head Chef – Middle Eastern Inspired Cuisine – North Melbourne

Job Overview

Having recently opened their second store, the reception to this unique brand of middle eastern inspired hospitality has been overwhelmingly positive. As well as attracting a lot of media attention the locals are loving this new addition to Fairfield.

Our client has an opening for a head chef or senior sous who can assist with the growth of this unique cafe and events space. Reporting to a renowned Executive Chef, you will assist with menu development, diversification and areas of new business.

In this hands-on role,  you will mentor; sharing your enthusiasm for flavours, quality produce and technique. You will be the source of inspiration for your staff, ensuring a positive work environment. Consistency of standards is extremely important, and you will draw on your previous experience in a similar fast paced café/restaurant environment.

What you will bring to the table:

  • An infectious passion for food and cooking
  • Demonstrated ability manage, train and mentor a small team
  • A solid relationship with suppliers, using the best of local fresh ingredients
  • Experience in menu planning, costing
  • Capability to ensure effective OH & S standards are being maintained
  • A personality that motivates and encourages employee moral
  • A collaborative nature – working with the executive chef/ owners to expand and develop the growing business
  • Proven ability to organise and participate in special events


You will also need:

  • An eye for detail, with the ability to problem solve, prioritising workloads to deliver deadlines and KPIs and ensure store standards are maintained
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to control labour costs
  • Effective leadership skills and the ability to engage and motivate others
  • Passion and enthusiasm, with a very “hands on” approach
  • Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication and organizational skills
  • At least 4 years at a similar level
  • Strong aspiration to grow and develop
  • Ability to work over weekends and public holidays
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal


In return, you will receive:

  • The opportunity to grow with a rapidly developing business
  • A flexible work schedule with most nights off!
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse range of skilled and experienced individuals


Job Detail
  • Salary:$75,000 - $85,000
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