We’re looking for an experienced chef with a passion for local and seasonal produce, who wants to be an integral part of our growing business.
We’re in the final stages of building North Stores: an eco-designed food, art and nature tourism precinct on Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland, 35 minutes drive to the northern Gold Coast beaches. Stores at North Stores currently include Picnic Real Food Bar, an event and workshop space, and art and ceramic retail studios, with two tenancies yet to be leased to value-aligned business. We’re installing a closed-loop compost system and landscaping the grounds, which will include vegetable and flower gardens. It’s a fresh and contemporary development with sustainability top of mind.
Picnic Real Food Bar favours local and seasonal produce, direct from mountain growers wherever possible. Our bar is stocked daily with freshly made salads, house-baked pastries and a range of healthy, wholefood, gluten-free and vegan options. Picnic is open 8am to 3pm Wednesday to Sunday, with the occasional pop-up event: think Sunday sundowner BBQs and Friday night cook-ups on the deck.
We’ve been open for six months now. Our systems are in place and we have a strong and capable small team, including a pastry chef and a gun cook/kitchen hand. We value our staff and encourage a happy and healthy work environment.
We’re ready to hire a full-time chef to manage our kitchen. We’re looking for someone who is:
- passionate about seasonal and local fresh produce
- a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
- interested in working days, with a night or two occasionally
- a local, or someone who is prepared to move to the region
- excited about cooking over coals on weekends
- committed to a 1-year minimum contract.
We require someone with at least five years of experience in managing a kitchen team in quality venues.
This is a full-time salary position, working Wednesday to Sunday 7.30am–3.30pm, mostly. Occasional weekend pop-up charcoal BBQ sundowner on the deck, plus onsite and offsite catering events.
$$$ remuneration to be negotiated.
To apply, email [email protected] with a cover letter and a resume.