The family-owned Lockleys hotel is looking for an experienced Executive chef to begin ASAP.

Reporting to the General Manager and working closely with the Manager of Food and Beverage, this role is entrusted with ensuring the smooth and effective operation of the hotel’s culinary operation, managing the day-to-day activities of the kitchen.
The Executive Chef is expected to provide strong support to the team and take customers on a journey of culinary experiences.

Some of the responsibilities include:

· Oversee the food preparation, purchase and selection as well as menu planning in line with the hotel’s culinary standards and strategic objectives.

· Ensure and maintain a high level of kitchen hygiene in line with occupational health and safety regulations.

· Develop and inspire new cooking methods and keep abreast of new developments in food and beverage with a balanced hands-on approach.

· Recruit, select, train and inspire the kitchen team, and assist in developing the next generation of leaders.

· Plan and implement effective learning & development programs for the culinary team.

· Co-ordinate an effective and efficient Payroll Management / Resource allocation through  establishing a flexible work force throughout the culinary team, based on the principles of multi-skilling and multi-tasking.

To be considered for this role the candidate should possess the following:

· Relevant degree in Hospitality Management and advanced culinary certification.

· Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Hotel Executive Chef or similar

· Experience in large / high volume venues.

· A can-do attitude and strong leadership skills.

· Highly motivated, solutions-oriented self-starter with adaptable teamwork style.

· Fine-tuned and inspired cooking skills.

· A passion for cooking is essential.

· Strong financial acumen and effective payroll and cost management.

· Attention to detail is critical.

· A defined and discerning palate.

For more information on this property please visit www.lockleyshotel.com.au

To apply, please forward your current resume with 3 referees, a copy of your Chef’s qualification and a cover letter introducing yourself to adrian@cheffingaround.com.au or ring Adrian Grant on 0401 641 918 for more information.

Good luck!




The wonderful Elephant and Castle hotel, situated on West terrace in Adelaide’s CBD, are looking for a Sous chef for approx.

40-45 hours, over a 7-day roster.

Work for fantastic owners who have over 40 years’ experience in hospitality and really know how to treat their staff!

Skills and experience needed:

A minimum of 2-5 years cooking experience in a commercial kitchen
Formal culinary qualification
The ability to communicate clearly with other managers across the venue.
High food safety standards and commitment to hygiene
A calm and professional personality with a committed and passionate attitude to work

Also, there’s free car parking at rear of hotel.

For more information on this property please visit www.elephantandcastlehotel.com.au

To apply, please forward your current resume with 3 referees, a copy of your Chef’s qualification and a cover letter introducing yourself to adrian@cheffingaround.com.au or ring Adrian Grant on 0401 641 918 for more information.

Good luck!

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Cheffing Around PTY LTD. are looking for qualified Chefs who have been a Head Chef with at least 10 years’ post apprenticeship experience, and more importantly, a genuine, punctual, sober and friendly human being!

Our chefs work as a subcontractor, so payment is made directly to you from your client within 7 working days at $52 per hour.

We work right across South Australia, so be prepared to travel and work in some of South Australia’s most beautiful locations with free accommodation and meals supplied.

This job is not for the faint hearted as we value our clients highly, as we have over 473 active clients, and we have made our name by hard work, word of mouth and client satisfaction.

Cheffing Around has been operating successfully for over 16 years, owned and operated by actual Chefs, and we are a LICENSED employment agent with SAFEWORKSA.

If you are looking for a more flexible and exciting workstyle with plenty of travel, then this may be the job for you!

To apply, please forward your resume to adrian@cheffingaround.com.au or ring Adrian on 0401 641 918 for more information!

Good luck!

Steamed Salmon with Black Beans

Many of my friends are Salmon connoisseurs are always asking for new cooking techniques for this fish.

This is my favorite recipe for Salmon and is very healthy for you.This recipe is for 4 portions but can be divided into smaller quantities if needed. Serve with freshly steamed Bok-choy or Gay-ling to complete this tasty dish! Enjoy!


800gms of Fresh Salmon fillet (Boneless, skinned and divided into 4 portions of 200gms each)

1 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons of chopped black beans

1.5 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic

1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh ginger

1.5 tablespoons of dry sherry or Shaoxing rice wine

1 tablespoon of light soy sauce

3 tablespoons of finely chopped spring onions or (julienne lengthways by rolling entire spring onion top for a seaweed look)

small handful of fresh coriander

1.5 tablespoon of groundnut oil or sesame oil


1.Sprinkle the salmon pieces evenly with salt and pepper.

2.Combine the black beans, garlic and ginger in a small bowl.

3.Prepare a steamer with a plate that will fit in the steamer comfortably.

4.Put the fillets on a heatproof plate and evenly scatter the black bean mixture over the top.

5.Pour the Shoaxing rice wine or dry sherry over the top of the fish along with the soy sauce.

6.Once steamer is ready, (at optimum  steaming at 100C) place the fish plate into the steamer and then turn heat to low.

7.Steam gently for 8-10 minutes depending on thickness of the fillets.

8.Replenish the water in the steamer as necessary , if water is running dry

9.When the fish is cooked, place bok choy/gay-ling in steamer for approximately 5 minutes.

10.Scatter the spring onions and coriander on top of the fish.

11.Heat a pan or wok over high heat until hot and add Groundnut/Sesame oil and once slightly smoking, pour this over your fish.

12. Serve with the steamed bok choy/gay-ling.

We hope you enjoy your Steamed Salmon with Black Beans recipe from the chefs at Cheffing Around..


Our assistant manager Christine Codell

Our amazing assistant manager Christine Codell has just finished organizing not 1 but 2 culinary cooking competitions at the same time with little fanfare and no press and she has done this for quite a few years now.

She organized the Secondary schools challenge and the 50th Nestle Golden Chefs Competition this year all in her own time and made each event a fantastic occasion not only for the competitors involved,but for the general public who witnessed the events as well.

We would like to congratulate Christine for her amazing efforts, but also the impact she has made on the Hospitality industry, especially the future generation of Chefs rising through the ranks!

We are very proud Christine is making a positive difference to the industry through her volunteer work.

Well done Christine!


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