Culinary | Listed 15 November

Rydges Newcastle – Chefs

Work type
Full time

Do you love to cook & create? Have passion, dedication & flair in abundance? Than we want to offer you the opportunity to join our talented kitchen team.

An exciting career opportunity exists at Rydges Newcastle for a full time and casual qualified Chefs. This role will suit an enthusiastic and motivated individual wishing to excel in the hospitality industry.

Rydges features 175 beautifully designed suites, 9 function rooms and a busy bar and restaurant. Located in the Honeysuckle precinct on Newcastle Harbour the hotel is a magnet for those seeking a diverse, seasonal and locally sourced menu.

You will epitomise the very essence of the kitchen. You are passionate about food, have strong communication and organisational abilities and are dedicated to providing a high level of product that the team can be proud of ensuring our guests enjoy a pleasurable and memorable culinary experience that will leave them wanting to come back, time and time again.

This role is perfect for you if:

  • You love food. You love to cook
  • Have attention to detail with finesse
  • You like working in a fast paced kitchen environment
  • You are enthusiastic
  • You have a passionate work ethic
  • You have an outgoing personality, positive attitude and loads of initiative
  • You are creative, with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Are professional with a proactive approach and willingness to learn and develop
  • Love a challenge

The role will entail but not limited to:

  • Food preparation of the highest calibre
  • Cooking delicious food and plate presentation
  • Function, Breakfast and a la carte work for Lunch and Dinner
  • Work with and coordinate the work of Apprentice Chefs in the preparation and production of food as required.
  • Prepare mise en place as required.
  • Prepare and present menu items showing variety and flair
  • Ensure stock rotation and minimum wastage
  • Keep all working areas clean and tidy.
  • Ensure all equipment is maintained, serviced and cleaned.
  • Complete food safety documentation

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • Exceptional communication Skills
  • Experience in a la carte dining or a large volume of banquets.
  • A current and up-to-date food safety handling qualification
  • Highly professional manner, grooming & hygiene
  • Flexible and adaptable to the fast paced & dynamic hotel industry
  • Flexibility and can work 7 day rotating roster including days, weekends, evenings and Public Holidays
  • Diversity and can work Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Banquets shifts
  • Possess a strong knowledge of food
  • A team player with a positive & enthusiastic attitude
  • Previous experience in a similar role for 12 months or more preferred
  • You will have a vocational certificate in culinary skills or related field

In return we will offer:

  • Work with EVT, a global company comprising of brands such as Event Cinemas, Thredbo Resort, Rydges Hotels, Atura Hotels and QT Hotels and Resorts.
  • Learning & development opportunities and national career progression
  • Access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people.

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