Culinary | Listed 26 April

Rydges Newcastle – Chefs

Work type

About the business

Australian & New Zealand owned and operated for more than 30 years, Rydges operates quality city, suburban, and resort-style hotels in key destinations across Australia and New Zealand, with a refreshingly down-to-earth approach. Rydges provides genuine local hospitality with quality essentials alongside its trademark too easy service.

About the role 

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 casual qualified Chef. 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.

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

Benefits & perks 

  • Renowned for our refreshingly local, down-to-earth experiences. 
  • Incredible team member discounts from your first day on-the-job. 
  • 50% off stays at EVT hotels – Rydges, QT, Atura, JUCY Snooze 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 

  • 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
  • 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

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