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Port Macquarie Panthers have an exciting opportunity for passionate and experienced Head Chef to join their friendly and dedicated kitchen team!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, vibrant and hardworking Head Chef to join our busy kitchen team. Working in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment, you will pride yourself on presenting quality food to our customers and be involved in all aspects of cooking within our KOVE, The Tapp and Functions areas. Reporting to the General Manager and working closely with our Group Executive Chef, you will ensure the day-to-day operations of the food production team to ensure they always meet and exceed customer expectations

Your main duties and responsibilities will include, however are not limited to:

  • Overall management of kitchen production to achieve consistency and deliver exceptional products and service;
  • Prepare, cook and present meals in accordance with venue standards for the restaurant and functions;
  • Maintain quality control, including tasting and examining food for outgoing meals and incoming produce according to food specification;
  • Performance management, training and mentoring the kitchen team;
  • Team rostering and task allocation;
  • Menu planning and stock ordering;
  • Maintaining cost effectiveness in wastage and production control;
  • Manage the allocation of available resources to ensure cost control measures are in place and budget targets are achieved;
  • Enforcing food health and safety legislation and relevant policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring correct food handling and storage and;
  • Abide by and ensure all WHS standards are met at all times.

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working as a chef in a fast-paced kitchen;
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a Head Chef role;
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organisational and time management skills;
  • Fantastic verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong passion for food and the hospitality industry;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, drive and maintain an efficient and highly productive team;
  • Exceptional shift management capabilities;
  • High standard of personal grooming and presentation;
  • Sound knowledge of kitchen management including menu planning and costing;
  • Intermediate computer skills with a sound understanding of MS Excel and Word and;
  • Trade Certificate, First Aid Certificate and Food Safety Certificate;

You will demonstrate a strong work ethic, a commitment to customer service and the ability to work in a team as well as autonomously. You are required to be flexible and reliable as you will need to be available to work as required including nights, weekends and public holidays.

If this sounds like the role for you then please apply today!

The Panthers Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians to apply

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