Sous Chef | The Gabba
Sous Chef | The Gabba (O'Brien Group Australia)
Venue: The Gabba
About the Company
O’Brien Group is Australia and New Zealand’s largest privately owned hospitality, entertainment and leisure company.
For over 25 years, O’Brien Group has owned and operated within Australasia’s premier venues.
Today with over 6,500 employees, 16 million customers served on an annual basis and a host of exciting new ventures, O’Brien Group continues to be an innovative market leader in Australasia.
The Gabba is an icon of the Brisbane sporting landscape and is home to the Brisbane Lions AFL team and the Queensland Bulls state cricket team.
The 42,000 seat stadium boasts unrestricted views of the field from all areas of the venue, making it the ideal location to host international sporting events.
While the stadium has hosted almost every popular sport, the Gabba is first and foremost the home of Test cricket in Queensland, and has played host to countless international Tests and One-Day cricket series. Recently the Gabba has hosted sold out concerts including Adele and Taylor Swift!
About the Role
Reporting to the Executive Chef, this is a unique opportunity for a talented Sous Chef to contribute and enhance food preparation and kitchen operations at the Gabba, delivering innovative and creative food whilst contributing to a team of professionals providing outstanding guest experiences.
As the Sous Chef, you will assist the Executive Chef in overseeing multi kitchen operations at the Gabba, including budgeting, ordering and stock control. The role will require experience with monthly stock takes, aspects of labour management and a can-do approach within the kitchen brigade. You will supervise all casual kitchen staff, participate in their training and development and provide feedback on their performance. This role ensures that the kitchen operations comply with all health and safety regulations by adherence to sanitary and safe food handling guidelines (HACCP) at all times. The Sous Chef should also be across new menus, food trends, market dictates and company brand awareness.
The role involves weekend and evening work therefore a flexible approach to working hours is mandatory.
You will have substantial experience in providing exceptional Sous Chef services in commercial, multi kitchen venues, and be confident working in a fast paced environment with a proven ability to take initiative and achieve results in a customer focused environment.
With an ultimate goal of quality, you will ensure culinary dishes are being served efficiently whilst contributing to O’Brien Group Australia’s overall profitability. Your previous experience will allow you to think on your feet and be proficient in identifying and resolving any challenges that may arise in the kitchen.
Strong time management and problem solving skills will allow you to take a systematic approach to food preparation and to deliver desired outcomes for the team. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will assist you to develop positive relationships with colleagues, contractors and guests. Your energetic, level headed, and solutions focused approach will ensure that you can deliver across this busy and diverse role.
You will have previous demonstrated experience in a similar sized venue, managing a mid- week food preparation team and assisting in the event day delivery of outstanding cuisine to our guests.
As the Sous Chef role is an integral part of the Food and Beverage team, it is crucial that you are an effective communicator and comfortable attending departmental meetings outside the kitchen or client meetings as required whilst always maintaining a professional approach. Experience using Outlook, Excel and Materials Control (MC) would be advantageous.
Applications Close: Friday March 8th, 2019
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position:
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- Attach a resume. Please note this is a mandatory requirement of the application process.