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Executive Chef, New Luxury Boutique Hotel, Victorian Winery

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Job Title: Executive Chef, New Luxury Boutique Hotel, Victorian Winery
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Victoria
Expertise: Specialist Recruitment, Culinary Recruitment, Executive, Management
Reference: 800586
Job Published: 24 Oct 2021
Closing Date: 16 Dec 2021

Job Description

 Client Profile

Our client is one that you will be proud to work for. Their newly acquired vineyard is sure to be a destination venue in regional Victoria and is currently undergoing an extensive renovation that will include large events space, a fine dining hatted restaurant and a boutique five-star hotel.

While focussing on delivering high-quality food and beverage experiences in a modern, casual, relaxed and country-style manner, this business has developed a strong reputation not only with guests but also with employees as a hospitality employer of choice.

This is a great opportunity to join a progressive group that believes in creating a tailored, modern offering for their guests. The company is continually expanding and they believe in investing in their talent by offering ongoing career development.

Job Description

This is a true leadership role and will require you to take responsibility for all kitchen operations – this isn’t a role for someone who just wants to play with food! You will be required to develop and maintain a positive and inclusive working environment by carefully recruiting, training and leading your team.
A strong understanding of numbers is important as managing labour and cost of goods will be an integral part of this role as well as managing food standards which are closely monitored through detailed mystery shopper programs. specific targets will be set for labour and cost of goods.

This role will be as much about working on the business as it is about working in the business.

Candidate Profile

To be considered for this role you will have;
  • Experience as an Executive Chef or Head Chef within a high-volume  Michelin Star or Hatted environment
  • A positive and solutions-focused approach with the desire to build a great team that is focused on process and product
  • Exemplary management skills and the ability to work autonomously
  • An open communication style with the ability to inspire those working around you
  • Strong financial acumen relevant to labour and cost control
  • A highly structured and organised approach, managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Full unrestricted working rights in Australia

This role is offering a strong remuneration package comprised of a generous base salary plus super and bonuses depending on the applicant’s experience.
To learn more about this opportunity submit your application or contact Bernard Dempsey at

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