Head Chef – Collingwood – $90,000 to $100,000 + Super

Job Type: Permanent
Specialism: Head Chef
Posted: 1 month ago

Job Overview

Located in the heart of Collingwood, our client’s cafe is a beacon of French culinary tradition in a charming neighborhood setting. Known for its tranquil atmosphere, accentuated by pristine white walls, light-toned wooden floorboards, and elegant farm-chic furniture imported from France, this establishment is a treasured destination within the local community.

What’s on Offer:

  • A competitive salary range from $90,000 to $100,000, plus superannuation.
  • The opportunity to lead in a prestigious cafe renowned for its commitment to local produce and French culinary charm.
  • A vital role in a team that’s passionate about growth and excellence.

The Head Chef will play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing the cafe’s culinary reputation. Responsibilities include:

  • Curating and executing a menu rich in seasonal flavors, with a focus on paninis, salads, and pastries.
  • Ensuring the procurement of high-quality ingredients from Melbourne’s farmers markets and liaising with esteemed local bakeries for pastries.
  • Managing kitchen staff, including overseeing a kitchenhand and potentially a second chef in the future.
  • Collaborating with the Catering Manager to ensure smooth operational processes.
  • Driving the cafe’s expansion plans, which include extending service to 7 days and introducing a dinner service.

Ideal Candidate:

  • A qualified chef with a strong background in, or passion for, European and French cuisine.
  • Experience in high-caliber culinary settings, preferably in cafe environments.
  • Adept in engaging with customers and leading a kitchen team.
  • Skilled in menu planning, purchasing, and kitchen management.
  • Creative culinary expertise with a flair for upholding the French theme of the cafe.

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