Chef (Sommelier and Chef Jobs: Restaurants)

Full Time

  Mount Macedon Winery

  Woodend, Bendigo, Goldfields & Macedon Ranges, Victoria

Chef Role at Mount Macedon Winery

Full time hours. Must be available to work on nights and weekends.

$65,000 to $75,000 per year plus superannuation

Sorry, but if you do not reside in Australia there is no need to apply. We are not in a position to offer sponsored work permits.

We are on the verge of some very exciting growth at Mount Macedon Winery (MMW) and we are looking for a passionate and qualified Chef to join our existing team in a full-time capacity.

What are we looking for?

First and foremost, we are looking for someone with the right attitude who will bring something special to our team culture and someone who is excited to be part of the growth of MMW. Our team, and the role, needs someone who thrives under pressure and maintains a calm presence to assist with leading the team by example. We want someone who is as passionate about food

(and its presentation) as we are and who can communicate well with the team, including organising efficient work schedules. It goes without saying that as a leader we are looking for exceptional time management skills which will flow into the work with the wider team.

What we are offering:

- A great team culture: we work hard but we look after each other and have fun while we do it!

- Exciting growth and opportunities: MMW is growing and for the right person there will be future leadership opportunities (if that’s something you’re interested in)

- A picturesque work environment: If you haven’t visited MMW then check out our photos online. A hidden country gem located only an hour from Melbourne!

- Scope for additional work: Given the seasonality of weddings and events, this position does have scope for flexibility during the off-peak season (if that’s something you’re interested in).

- Brilliant chefs to learn from: We know the importance of this and we believe it’s a huge benefit of the role. Our chefs have a laid back and supportive management style. Based on our location, they are able to work with seasonal and local produce. They are always leading by example for the team and will be supportive, collaborative leaders to learn and master your trade with.

Does this sound like you? If so, let us tell you more about the role and MMW…

Our property is located on Mount Macedon in the heart of the Macedon Ranges, just 75km north of Melbourne. There are two main venue spaces open for dining; The restaurant (UUMM) which is open for lunch from Thursday to Sunday and dinner service on Friday and Saturday.

As well as the Cellar Door which is currently open for lunch Saturday and Sunday with the scope of additional operating days. We have a large focus on cooking food in wood fired ovens and it is important to us to focus on regional produce. Having seasonal menus created to pair with our Estate grown and local wine list is also of great importance.

In addition to the weekly trade, we specialise in hosting many weddings, events and large group functions throughout the year. Generally no two weeks are the same which will give you a diverse work environment. 

Example of duties and key responsibilities:

- Assisting chefs in daily running of the kitchen;

- Adapting to guest dietary requirements wherever possible; 

- Monitoring the quality of dishes at all stages of preparation and presentation; 

- Assisting chefs in managing the work schedules and mentoring the kitchen team; 

- Leading by example and sharing your knowledge of techniques, cooking and preparing procedures with the kitchen team; and

- Assisting in maintaining hygiene & OH&S regulations of the kitchen.

If this position and the opportunity to grow within your role sounds appealing to you, we would love to hear from you.

How To Apply

If you're ready to apply, we'd love to see a resume and cover letter outlining why you're interested in the role and a brief mention of our key selection criteria (what we are looking for).

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