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Head Chef
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

Role essentials...

  • 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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