Head Chef

Are you a culinary genius ready to make your mark in a new restaurant? Do you thrive in high-volume environments, crafting finger licking dishes that leave guests coming back for more? If you’re dedicated to culinary excellence and have the panache to match, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Who Are We?

We’re thrilled to introduce Gerry’s, a soon-to-be culinary sensation in the Swan Valley. Our vision is to deliver mouth-watering food with a welcoming family friendly atmosphere for our guests. Offering crave-worthy food with a strong focus on local seasonal produce, well-crafted cocktails, and a diverse range of local beers and wine. Throw into the mix regular musicians to entertain the crowds, and you get the idea! We’re proudly showcasing the diverse and vibrant flavours of the region to create an exciting dining experience for all our guests young and old. And it’s basically impossible not be relaxed in our charming surrounds in the Swan Valley!

The Role

We are seeking a Head Chef to lead our kitchen brigade and manage all aspects of a kitchen operation at a Senior Management level – Rostering, COGS, Expense Control, Stock Control, Menu Costing with seasonal change and development, Recruitment, and Training. As the culinary captain of our ship, you’ll be responsible for orchestrating a symphony of flavours, managing a team of culinary artists, and delivering a dining experience that’s nothing short of memorable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Flavour Maestro: Create from scratch an ever-evolving menu that showcases your culinary genius. Experiment with ingredients, techniques, and presentation to tantalise even the most discerning palates.
  • Team Conductor: Lead, inspire, and mentor our kitchen team to ensure they’re firing on all burners. You’re the Gordon Ramsay they never knew they needed, minus the expletives.
  • Quality Control Freak: Maintain the highest standards of food quality, freshness, and consistency. Only ‘freaking amazing’ makes it out of your kitchen.
  • Budget Sorcerer: Cast spells that keep the food costs in check, without compromising on the quality and creativity of your dishes.
  • Customer Experience Guru: Collaborate with front-of-house staff to create memorable dining experiences that leave guests throwing high fives and cash your way.
  • Kitchen Ninja: Keep your kitchen immaculate and your knives sharper than your wit.

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to be a key player in a brand-new restaurant’s success.
  • A passionate and dynamic team that shares your love for all things food.
  • A competitive salary, with potential for bonuses based on the culinary enchantment you bring to your plates.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development as we continue to expand our culinary kingdom.
  • A working environment that values your creativity and supports your innovative spirit.
  • The chance to make a lasting impact on the culinary scene in the Swan Valley.

To Apply

If you’re ready to don your chef’s hat and embark on this epicurean adventure, send us your resume and a cover letter that showcases your culinary charisma. Don’t let this opportunity simmer away – apply today! We’re seeking a Head Chef who can take the heat, create the beat, and make every dish a delectable feat. Are you up for the challenge?

Mandatory Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Head Chef or Executive Chef in a high-volume, creative culinary environment. We're looking for someone who's seasoned, not just with salt and pepper.
  • A passion for pushing culinary boundaries and a knack for innovation.
  • Leadership skills that can turn a kitchen crew into a well-oiled, finely-tuned machine.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and a sixth sense for flavour combinations that surprise and delight.
  • A degree in Culinary Arts, or the ability to dazzle us with your culinary magic in lieu of formal education.
  • An appreciation for puns, wordplay, and the occasional food-related joke.