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!