Head Chef

The team at NAPA Glen Iris are looking for a dynamic, energetic and innovative Head Chef to lead the culinary operation.

Embracing the laid-back nature of the Napa Valley, NAPA Glen Iris is a brand new venue that is sure to become a prime time destination for those who appreciate delicious cafe fare and some of Melbourne’s finest coffee.
Light-filled, tranquil, and timeless interiors, as well as select alfresco seating, will be matched by an innovative breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu, specialty coffee, and a tantalising selection of grab ‘n go sandwiches, pastries, and desserts. NAPA Glen Iris will be a slice of California right in the heart of Glen Iris.
The right person will have a passion for food and creative flair, clearly demonstrated through sophisticated and innovative menu planning and design.
This role offers the opportunity to:

Bring an innovative and a creative approach to menu development and overall food concepts
Develop your professional skills
Be part of business discussions and contribute to decision making
Benefit from attractive remuneration and incentives
Enjoy work-life balance with daytime opening hours
Be supported by a strong, collaborative owners 

Tasks and responsibilities:

Lead and deliver the daily kitchen operation, from prep to plate
Design innovative menus using seasonal produce on a regular basis
Manage rostering of the kitchen team
Administer ordering and food cost control
Train and develop team members to enhance skills
Championing on-site food safety and HACCP compliance and accreditation

You’ll be perfect for this role if you have:

Worked in high turnover cafe settings for at least 2 years
A la carte dining experience desirable although not essential
Experience as head chef for at least 2 years or a sous chef at reputable establishments for at least 3 years
A commitment to high quality and consistency
A passion and creativity for food
A desire to learn and develop skills
Embrace motivating team members and developing skills
Experience to best work well under pressure
A dynamic and energetic approach

If you have the experience outlined and you're ready for a new challenge or are eager and ready to take the next step in your career, then what are you waiting for?