Head Chef – Macedon Ranges – $100,000 Neg + Super

Job Type: Permanent
Specialism: Head Chef
Posted: 2 weeks ago

Job Overview

Are you a culinary maestro with a passion for creating exquisite dining experiences in a picturesque setting? Our client is searching for a Head Chef for their charming country retreat in Lancefield, nestled in the heart of the Macedon Ranges.

Escape to the tranquility of the Macedon Ranges and discover this hidden gem located just a short drive from Melbourne. the picturesque venue offers spacious and beautifully appointed suites.

Indulge your senses with the finest wines from the Macedon Ranges at the Cellar Door. Savor wood-fired pizzas and exquisite a la carte cuisine at the restaurant, where culinary excellence meets a warm country atmosphere. This beautiful estate is not just a place to stay; it’s an experience. Surrounded by tranquil vineyards and breathtaking landscapes.

The Role:

As the Head Chef, you will lead our culinary team in creating memorable dining experiences for the guests. Your creativity and passion for delivering high-quality, locally inspired cuisine will contribute to the overall success and reputation of our client.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute innovative menus that showcase the best of local produce and complement our wine offerings.
  • Lead and mentor kitchen staff, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Ensure the highest standards of food quality, presentation, and consistency.
  • Manage kitchen operations, including inventory control, budgeting, and compliance with food safety regulations.
  • Collaborate with the management team to plan and execute special events and functions.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven experience as a Head Chef or Executive Chef in a high-quality dining establishment.
  • Culinary qualifications and a strong understanding of contemporary food trends.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Knowledge of local and seasonal produce, with a commitment to sustainability.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.


  • Competitive salary of $100,000 plus super (Negotiable).
  • Opportunity to showcase your culinary creativity in a picturesque setting.
  • Work in a supportive and collaborative team environment.
  • Enjoy the amenities and natural beauty of the Macedon Ranges.

If you are a talented and passionate Head Chef ready to make your mark in a unique and stunning location, we want to hear from you. Apply now by submitting your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and approach to culinary leadership.





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