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Executive Chef, Contemporary Italian Cuisine, $150,000

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Job Title: Executive Chef, Contemporary Italian Cuisine, $150,000
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Queensland
Expertise: Executive Search, Specialist Recruitment, Culinary Recruitment
Salary: $150,000 plus super
Reference: 930564
Job Published: 23 Jun 2022
Closing Date: 29 Jul 2022

Job Description

Client Profile

Our client is a highly successful hospitality group with a diverse portfolio of venues. With the recent refurbishment of their flagship venue, they have transformed an iconic site in Brisbane into a world-class dining precinct. With a variety of food offerings from all-day dining to an intimate and high-end wine bar, this venue has quickly become one of Brisbane's most popular dining destinations.

They pride themselves on providing training, opportunity, and career development for their people – many of whom have been there for many years and have progressed through middle management onto operations and senior area management roles – you could be next!
By providing simple, enjoyable food and beverage experiences in high-volume environments, they strive for exceptional customer service that appeals directly to their venue's broad demographic.

Job Description

In this role, you will work closely with an experienced management team to take this already successful venue to the next level. With areas of the site still to be completed, you will have the opportunity to play a key part in the design and execution of new and innovative dining concepts, as well as building and mentoring a tight-knit and passionate team of chefs.

This is a true leadership role, requiring you to set the food culture for this prominent venue. This group strives to be the best in all aspects of its operation, delivering a positive, inclusive and welcoming culture for colleagues and customers alike.
First and foremost, you will be responsible for the performance of your own team including hiring, training and developing them, driving their performance and standards and giving them the tools to succeed. The ability to manage people appropriately is essential to success in this role.

You will also be responsible for delivering consistent, fresh, simple, high-volume fare while maintaining a strong focus on variable cost controls across three profit centres. A strong understanding of the financial aspects of running successful, high-volume kitchen operations will be beneficial.

Candidate Profile

To be considered for this role you will have:
  • Proven success as an Executive Chef within a multi-faceted business
  • Experience in high-end Italian restaurants
  • Ability to work closely and communicate with key stakeholders
  • Previous experience within hatted and/or Michelin-starred restaurants
  • Creativity around menu development and food presentation within modern Italian cuisine
  • Experience with the management and mentoring of a large-scale team
  • Strong financial acumen relevant to labour and cost control
  • A highly structured and organised approach, managing multiple tasks simultaneously  
This is a highly desirable role with a fantastic employer the role offers a very strong remuneration package for the right candidate.  
To learn more about this role, submit your application or contact Jeremy Fenech via  
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