Food & Beverage | Listed 23 May

Rydges Resort Hunter Valley – Junior Sous 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

In conjunction with the Executive Chef and Chef de partie, will assist in managing all aspects of the Kitchen Operations in Lovedale Bar + Grill which from time to time may include working in any of our multifaceted kitchens with an emphasis on maintaining hygienic standards and practices, staff training and development, and overseeing the preparation and presentation of a consistent food product which meets customer’s expectations. 

This is a full-time role for a passionate chef seeking their next challenge and career progression within a high paced hotel environment. Any previous experience in leadership roles will be highly considered. This position could suit a well experienced Junior Sous Chef looking to take the next step in their career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all staff are properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions 
  • Partner with the Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef & Chef to ensure that standard operating procedures are adhered to in accordance with hotel standards and ensure guests receive a level of service and product that consistently meets and exceeds their expectations.
  • Support with the leading, training and motivation of your team
  • Drive effective staff management and labour costs
  • Produce and maintain exceptional quality food in Lovedale Bar + Grill
  • Work closely with the ​Sous Chef in achieving core venue targets and goals
  • Maintain food safety and hygiene practices
  • Ability to co-create creative and cost effective menus that appeal to a wide audience
  • Respond to guest complaints or concerns in a prompt and professional manner
  • Ensure the protection and maintenance of all operating equipment in conjunction with the Chief

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 

  • Great attention to detail and passionate in what you do
  • Experience in working in fast paced kitchens 
  • Understanding of food cost and production
  • Available to work a rotating roster including evenings and weekends & public holidays but NO split shifts
  • Understanding of kitchen hygiene and safety procedures
  • Trade cooking qualifications are essential
  • Have a full knowledge of, and practice all of the established hotel occupational health and safety guidelines (WH&S)
  • To be considered for employment in Australia, you must fulfill the necessary work requirements, as no sponsorships are available.

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