Food & Beverage | Listed 29 February

Rydges Resort Hunter Valley – Cook / 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 Rydges 

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 Rydges Resort Hunter Valley

Surrounded by lush vineyards and scenic beauty, Rydges Resort Hunter Valley offers an unforgettable workplace experience. Complete with a range of amazing facilities including a ferris Wheel, brewery, waterpark, and 18-hole golf course, join the team that keeps it all humming in the heart of wine country.

About the role

We are currently looking for an experienced cook / chef to join our Lovedale Café team, full-time. 

You’ll have an awesome attitude and easy-going personality. We want friendly, upbeat and energetic team members who aren’t afraid to think outside the box. Your passion for simple food done well will ensure you do well in this role. Confidence, the ability to multitask and a friendly disposition are essential. We want a team who takes their work seriously, but not themselves! 

The right applicant will be first and foremost experienced, able to work fast while maintaining quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will be required to prepare food items for our counter, cafe menu
  • Understanding of food cost and production
  • An eye for detail with food presentation and portioning is essential
  • Collaborate with the staff to maintain a smooth and efficient operation.
  • Follow food safety and hygiene protocols to guarantee the health and safety of our patrons.
  • Contribute to maintaining a clean and organised kitchen space.

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 

  • Full availability across a 7 day roster and requires early morning starts from 6:00am
  • A passion for food and presentation
  • Excellent team work and an upbeat personality
  • Professional communication skills
  • Undertake all duties politely and honestly
  • Reliable and Punctual with attendance
  • Friendly and cooperative
  • Own transport
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in fast paced kitchen environment
  • Trade cooking qualifications are essential (Certificate 111/IV in Commercial Cookery) or working towards.

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