Culinary | Listed 02 June

Rydges Palmerston – Executive Chef

Work type
Full time

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

We are looking for a dynamic, career focused experienced Executive chef who is ready to take the new challenge in their career. This is an amazing an opportunity for a driven, passionate and technically proficient leader.

Rydges Palmerston is a newly renovated 200 room hotel which boasts the popular Madame Za restaurant and Bar and multiple venue/functions spaces. 

We are recruiting a highly experienced, highly motivated Executive chef with proven leadership and extensive experience. You will have the ability to own and resolve operational issues as you will be instrumental in the ongoing operations of Palmerston hottest venue.

Experience & skill set required for this role effective immediately. Post opening kitchen operations, menu planning, costing & development of seasonal menus, high volume a la carte & buffet, upmarket a la carte restaurant, multiple venue’s & food outlets, managing medium to large kitchen team, large scale event experience, recruitment & rostering, staff development & training through leadership in kitchen operations, OH&S Health & Safety including but not limited to HACCP.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Manage and develop the kitchen team effectively to ensure a well organised and motivated team

·         Minimize food wastage and assist the Executive Chef in implementation of food cost controls

·         Manage and maintain a clean working environment at all times

·         Demonstrate responsibility, management and ownership of your Kitchen 

·         Ensure all food production is in line with hotel standards

·         Ensure the consistent delivery of quality, well-presented food to our customers

·         Demonstrate a working understanding of food, hygiene and safety principles, ensuring compliance at all times

·         Meet all hygiene and WH&S requirements

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

·         A minimum of 2 – 3 years previous experience as a Executive/Head Chef/ Sous Chef is essential

·         Hands on approach to your work and the ability to lead by example

·         It is essential that you have at minimum a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

·         Demonstrated supervisory experience in a kitchen

·         Ability to motivate and lead a team

·         Fluent in the English language in order to communicate professionally with guests and team members, both in person and over the telephone

·         A passion for delivering exceptional guest experiences

·         Demonstrated ability to resolve problems and conflict, and work effectively under pressure

·         Well-presented and groomed with good personality 

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