Food & Beverage | Listed 08 March

QT Canberra – Executive Chef

Work type
Full time

About EVT 

When you join EVT, you are joining one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading experience companies. EVT encompasses Entertainment businesses that excite every sense, Ventures driven by a passion for new opportunities and Travel businesses that always feel local and authentic. At EVT, we’re the shakers and the Daymakers. The experience creators. The possibility makers and opportunity takers. We aim to make a positive impact on our people, communities and environment, every day. 

About QT 

A collection of 10 hotels and resorts spanning Australia and New Zealand, each QT is linked by our signature service and commitment to quirk. And our people? With personalities as unique and extraordinary as each property, individuality is more than encouraged. What will you bring to the mix? 

About QT Canberra

Extraordinary? We had a feeling about you. Smack in the middle of capital action, QT Canberra is granting permission to pursue your passions. With rooms and venues full of design-led details, and divine dining at Capitol Bar & Grill, there are countless areas to explore and connections to make.

About the role

QT Canberra is seeking a driven and hands-on Executive Chef with creativity, and culinary flare. The individual must be inspiring to others and equally inspired to create unique experiences. The successful candidate will motivate and groom a team in a high pressure, high turnover, hotel environment. We are looking for a natural born leader to embrace and activate the wider culinary, including front of house, teams through a strong training culture, and who has the ability to recognize and engage high-level clientele, including entertainment and media clients.

They are tasked with running and organizing a large team within budget guidelines, driving the overall Workplace Health & Safety, and the Food Safety Supervisor compliance and standards of each kitchen in the hotel. They must oversee the day to day food operations of the business, ensuring the highest standard of food (harmoniously paired with beverage) is coupled with exceptional service. 

The Executive Chef works closely with the General Manager, Food and Beverage Director to meet the food operational objectives. 

They will build and motivate a team of like minded professionals, with a diverse range of skills and backgrounds towards an unified goal of excellence. 

High level financial acumen is a must, be experienced in hitting wage, COGS and revenue targets to maximize profitability. 

Benefits & perks 

At EVT, we want our people to experience our businesses and be brand and experience advocates. So, we make sure access to amazing ‘Elevate Perks’ are available to all staff from day dot. 

  • Incredible team member discounts from your first day on-the-job.  
  • 50% off stays at EVT hotels – Rydges, QT, Atura, and more.  
  • $2 movie tickets, plus Moonlight, Gold Class, Candy Bar discounts and more.  
  • Awesome winter and summer savings and discounts at Thredbo.  
  • Rapid career growth opportunities through our EVT network.  
  • Local community involvement, volunteering and charitable giving.   
  • Australia and NZ’s largest and most diverse experiences company.   

Skills & experience 

  • Minimum 6 years experience in operating a large, high-end, kitchen.
  • Able to lead a team with a hands on approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to delegate tasks and follow up.
  • WH&S & FSS – Sound knowledge & thorough understanding of compliance, kitchen safety, and overall legislation.
  • Extensive experience running multifaceted site operation.
  • Encyclopedic knowledge of food & cooking techniques.
  • Immaculate presentation and advanced communication skills.
  • Passionate customer service advocate.
  • Strong background in staff training and mentoring.

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