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Head Chef at SeaLink
Kingfisher Bay Resort - Fraser Island
Sealink Fraser Island … A World Heritage listed island off Australia’s Eastern Queensland coast, is the world’s largest sand island, stretching over 120km. With cool towering rainforests to walk through and explore, over 100 freshwater lakes to swim in, including the iconic Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby, and an amazing beach highway, where else would you rather be! Though surrounded by untamed wilderness and rugged terrain, Fraser Island boasts luxurious, relaxing and natural accommodation experiences for guests from all corners of the world.
Living and working in paradise… We just can’t think of anything better!
So, what are we looking for?
We are in search of a professional Head Chef to join our diverse team of Tourism and Hospitality lovers… do you think you have what it takes?
Key role responsibilities, but not limited to...
Management of your direct Kitchen team, including daily procedures, reporting to the Group Executive Chef on daily operational procedures
Leadership of all aspects of the departments operation to ensure that guest expectations are met in accordance with brand standards and procedures
Planning and development menus for the Resort, considering factors such as product availability, service cost, marketing conditions, number to be served and appropriate food portions with respect to the hotel's pricing policy
Daily analysis of and responding to guest feedback, guest satisfaction and associate satisfaction information; and ability to provide positive commitment to continuous improvement of product and performance in line with company standards
Prepare and present kitchen work schedules to reflect operating forecasts and to adhere to budgets
Maintain workplace health and safety procedures, manual handling, chemical handling and other company policies and procedures
Responsible for the hygienic and safe preparation of food within all food and beverage outlets
Responsible for effective training and development, certification, performance evaluation, turnover reduction and optimisation of productivity through efficient work practices and staff rostering
Proven staff management, providing ongoing support and training to your team, and ability to conduct monthly team member appraisal reports to Management where required
Demonstrate people management skills and an understanding of cultural diversity within the workplace
A bit about you...
Have a professional outlook in the workplace and show an invested interest in the hustle and bustle of the Hospitality industry
Take pride in your customer service abilities to ensure our guests’ experience on island is one to remember! Offering guests a professional level of service in a relaxed and friendly environment
Relevant cookery trade qualifications -
Immaculate grooming and presentation
Exceptional time management skills
High level of customer service and work ethic
Demonstrated industry experience within a large Hotel / Restaurant or Resort based environment
Proven ability to lead, train and develop a culturally diverse team
Proven experience across fine dining, a la carte, buffet, bar and events service styles
Proven experience in meeting cost of goods sold and labour budgets – ability to meet and exceed department KPI’s
A valid Police Clearance (dated within the last 6 months), or the ability to obtain one for work
The ability to relocate into the Staff Village on Fraser Island for work
The ability to work across a broad rostering system, over a 7 day working week
The ability to visit the island to meet with Management, should your application be shortlisted
Moving to Fraser Island…
Has moving to an island ever been on your bucket list? Well, why not tick it off now! We are searching for a live on island team member for this role. This involves moving into the Staff Village, located within a 10 minute walk of the Resort and Barge, and sharing the Village facilities with between 80-100 like-minded team members.
A few live on island perks for team members…
Daily free shuttle service to and from the Staff Village and Resort complex
Free 24 hour staff only laundry and gym facilities
Breakfast and dinner served daily at the Dingo Bar
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily in the Main Resort Complex
10 minute walk to the Sunset Bar and beach
Free walk on barge transfers to and from the island for all team members
Access to the Sandbar pool all year round
How we work with you…
SeaLink Fraser Island are proud to offer a range of career development and recognition programs, along with team member benefits. Here are just a few…
Access to an in-house Training & Development Manager to assist you with your career growth within the company
Monthly One-On-One’s are held between you and your Department Manager which involves a healthy conversation around your work performance, progression, and provides you with an opportunity to identify any areas you would like to expand into within the company
Departmental Buzz Nights! A great way to get to know your Department team members on a social level, while also recognising the hard work of fellow members within your team
Various team member benefits through the Accor and SeaLink brands
Team member famils – why not stay a night at one of our Resorts, dine in our restaurants, take a tour, or enjoy a relaxing massage in our Island Day Spa! Team members are provided with an opportunity to experience each aspect of the company throughout their employment (subject to qualifying period)
Various yearly team member recognition programs, which are designed to recognise those team members exceptional performance and achievements in the workplace
So… if this opportunity sounds too good to miss, send your application through to our team – we can’t wait to hear from you soon!
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