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Position Vacant: Chef

Create delicious food with a craft brewery twist

Bright Brewery is a family owned and operated brewery, bar and restaurant, producing MountainCrafted beers in the spectacular alpine town of Bright, Victoria.

We’re a vibrant and growing business that values the enjoyment and protection of the pristine environment that surrounds us, and the authenticity of our products and services. We embrace active and sustainable lifestyles, celebrated with great beer.

Bright Brewery is a social hub for locals and a destination for tourists. We serve great value meals for lunch and dinner (7 days a week), which helps showcase our beers when customers dine in.

Bright Brewery is seeking an experienced chef to join the kitchen team.

We’re looking for a leader to help us create delicious food with a craft brewery twist that will make our full range of beers really sing.

We require a team player who loves working with the freshest local produce and who can bring a real creative flair to our cuisine.

Job tasks and responsibilities

Reporting to and working with the Head Chef, the Chef will help lead the Kitchen Team and is accountable for delivering great and unique food for Bright Brewery’s customers.

This rewarding role includes continually improving menu quality, food sourcing, storage, preparation, cooking and waste processing.

You will be competent in all areas of cooking and cleaning, maintaining high levels of Food Hygiene Standards and HACCP controls.

This position is full time, primarily covering our lunch and dinner services. Salary is negotiable for the right applicant, along with the opportunity to work in a rewarding environment that values true work/life balance for all hospitality staff. We can offer short term accommodation help.

Skills and experience

  • Qualified Chef
  • Must have prior experience in a high-volume hospitality environment
  • Experience in menu planning and demonstrated skills in high standards of menu prep and delivery
  • Passion and imagination for food
  • Interest in local produce and beer matching
  • Food Safety Supervisor certificate
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to manage Food Service costs
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems efficiently
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations relating to the hospitality industry
  • Proven leadership skills and lead by example
  • Mature attitude, honesty, loyalty and exceptional work ethic
  • Proven ability to supervise and lead staff with respect and fairness
  • Ability to develop and document operating systems and procedures
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Computer savvy.

A knowledge of, or passion for, beer and brewing is an advantage.

Aligning to Bright Brewery’s values, our chefs and kitchen team are expected to work on average 38 hours per week. All award rates apply where relevant.

In addition, Bright Brewery provides rewards and recognition programs to all staff, including quarterly and annual reward scheme to ensure great work and high performing staff never go unnoticed. We also seek to provide valuable training opportunities so all staff may further their skills and careers.

Bright Brewery is a 2017 and 2018 Victorian Tourism Awards Gold Medal winner and Australian Tourism Awards Silver Medal winner, as well as an Alpine Shire Business of the Year and Excellence In Hospitality Award winner. The successful applicant will be driven to build on these successes and high standards.

This position offers a chance to live in a truly beautiful place with world class mountain biking, cycling, hiking, camping, paragliding, snow and river sports all at our door. We encourage broad and active lifestyles, and flexible working arrangements may be negotiated to accommodate this.

A full Position Description can be supplied on request by emailing: enjoywork@brightbrewery.com.au

To apply:

Applications can be made confidentially by emailing covering letter and resume to enjoywork@brightbrewery.com.au

For more information please contact:

Doug Badrock
Head Chef, Bright Brewery
tel: 03 5755 1346

Dining at Bright Brewery

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Bright Brewery | MountainCrafted Beer | Bright