Kitchen | Listed 27 February

Rydges Melbourne – Head Chef (Restaurant, Bar & IRD)

Work type
Full time

Undergoing a complete transformation, the iconic Rydges Melbourne is reopening in late Autumn 2023 and is on the hunt for a Head Chef, Restaurant, Bar & IRD just as sharp as its brand-new look.

This is our flagship in the making; this is Rydges, reimagined. With a complete refurbishment of all 370 rooms, suites and apartments, eleven events spaces, terrace overlooking Her Majesty’s Theatre, interactive fitness centre and rooftop pool. The new Rydges Melbourne will offer unforgettable hospitality. 

Rydges Melbourne will unveil a new restaurant and bar that will own the bustling theatre district, and will hero local seasonal produce that excite the senses. Reporting into the Executive Chef, we are after a hands-on Head Chef standout who will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of our new restaurant and bar, private dining rooms and In-Room Dining… Is your mind racing yet? 

Sound like you? Throw your hat in the ring to be a part of the pre-opening team and make Rydges Melbourne the talk of the town.

What we are looking for:

  • A quirky attitude with the desire to push innovation and creativity developing seasonal and rotating menus across the restaurant, private dining spaces, and special events.
  • A passion for your team and developing your people. 
  • Commitment to maintaining high and consistent standards of products across all food and beverage outlets.
  • To have a full knowledge of, and practice the hotel’s established occupational health and safety guidelines (OH&S)
  • Excited to work collaboratively and creatively with the Executive chef, Front of House team including the Director of Food and Beverage, Outlets Manager, and the Restaurant Manager.
  • In depth understanding and experience managing financial reporting including: menu costing, COGs, labour, wastage.
  • Must have minimum 2 years’ experience in similar positon
  • Ability to work a range of shifts including weekends, nights, public holidays
  • Strong written and communication skills

Benefits & Perks: 

  • Dry-cleaned uniforms 
  • Daily staff meals 
  • 50% off stays at EVENT hotels – Rydges, QT, Atura & Independent Collection by EVENT 
  • $2 movie tickets, plus Moonlight, Gold Class and more
  • Rapid career growth opportunities through our EVENT network

About EVT:

When you join EVT, you are joining one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading experience companies. There are lots of opportunities across our range of celebrated brands, spanning Entertainment, Ventures and Travel.  At EVT we believe it’s more than just a job, with Elevate Perks our team members and their families get to enjoy a great range of discounts across our experiences. In a world of cookie cutter experiences, here at EVT we believe in a mindset that is all about changing the game. Because while our customers come from different walks of life, they all share one thing in common, the desire for stand-out experiences that escape the ordinary. It’s why we are constantly adding new dimensions to all we do. Bringing people together in fresh and original ways across Entertainment, Ventures and Travel. Our 70+ hotels stretch from Sydney to Queenstown to Perth and each is locally inspired, just like our team, our customers and you. We’re for making the day better. We include. We nurture talent and promote internally. 

Our Environment: 

Protecting the environment is important to everyone. At EVT, we pledge to make change happen by implementing sustainable practices across our group, both now and in the future. Find out what it means to us at 

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