Exciting Head Chef Opportunity at The Mount Moriac Hotel

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Take the Next Step in Your Career as Head Chef at the Mount Moriac Hotel.

Also known as The Mount, this charming country pub is a renowned establishment in the hospitality industry and is now seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Head Chef to lead its kitchen team. This is an exciting opportunity for a current Head Chef or Sous Chef who is looking to take the next step in their career.

As a Head Chef at The Mount Moriac Hotel, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the kitchen, including menu creation, ingredient sourcing, and staff management. You will have the opportunity to showcase your culinary skills and creativity by delivering great and exciting food experiences to our guests. Your passion for food and cooking, combined with your experience in kitchen management, will help drive the success of our establishment and ensure that we remain at the forefront of the hospitality industry.

The Mount Moriac Hotel is undergoing major business changes and operating procedures, and as such, we are looking for a Head Chef who is adaptable and can work well under pressure. You will be working closely with the hotel’s management team to ensure that all kitchen operations run smoothly and efficiently. This is a hands-on role, and you will be expected to lead by example, setting high standards for your kitchen team and inspiring them to achieve their best.

We are looking for someone who has a strong work ethic and is committed to providing excellent customer service. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with your team, suppliers, and customers. You will also have a proven track record of creating high-quality, innovative dishes and the ability to manage a busy kitchen in a fast-paced environment.

In return for your hard work and commitment, The Mount Moriac Hotel offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities for career progression. If you have a passion for cooking and are looking for an exciting new challenge, then we would love to hear from you.

Duties will include the following:

  • Prepare cook and serve food ensuring a high level of quality and food presentation all times.
  • Create and develop seasonal menus along with function packages.
  • Manage all food purchases, along with complete menu design and costings.
  • Oversee the receiving, storage, and rotation of all food products.
  • Always keep a spotlessly clean kitchen operation.

What are we looking for:

  • Cert 3-4 in Commercial cookery or equivalent.
  • Food Safety Supervisors certificate holder.
  • Experience in medium paced bistro volumes.
  • Start date to be discussed.
  • Someone with a think outside the square approach to food trends and styles

What’s in it for you?

  • Autonomy to run your kitchen as if you own it.
  • 2 ½ days rostered off per week.
  • Full input into running the business daily.
  • Loyalty bonus paid end of year if all targets are met. 
  • Salary between $90,000 – $100,000 based on what you will bring to the role. Plus, super. 

In conclusion, The Mount Moriac Hotel is seeking a talented and experienced Head Chef to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic and fast-growing hotel and to contribute to its continued success. If you think you have what it takes, we look forward to hearing from you.


Interested applicants should either apply personally by calling our General Manager Paul on 0429 877 421, or simply enter your contact details into the form below and upload your CV and Resume.

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