Food & Beverage | Listed 06 June

Rydges Resort Hunter Valley – Executive 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

This is a crucial leadership role, building a team dedicated to delivering incredible dining experiences. Every day is different, but you’ll mostly be:

  • Curating a unique and exiting menu, sourcing the finest locally sourced produce
  • Delivering memorable culinary experiences for our guests
  • Championing an energetic and professional culture committed to quality, flair and creativity
  • Working with our Sales and Planning team to support our events and conferences
  • Manage all aspects of the kitchen and culinary services including forecasting, budgeting and planning
  • Supporting the broader food and beverage operations of the hotel including room service.

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, LyLo, 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 

  • At least 5 years of experience working in a similar leadership role in a busy operation featuring multiple outlets.
  • You are a change leader, rebranding and reworking menus
  • Strong commercial acumen, cost focused and able to drive profitable outcomes without compromising quality
  • Ability to build and lead an enthusiastic and collaborative team.
  • The ability to work efficiently under pressure and to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • A creative and innovative approach to cooking and menu planning.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with other departments and staff.
  • A commitment to maintaining high standards of food safety and hygiene.

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