IHG Executive Chef - Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley in Hunter Valley, Australia


Kirkton Park Hunter Valley is on a journey to become the destination to have the quintessential Hunter Valley Experience. Wine, food and good company is what the Hunter Valley is world renowned for - and we are looking for a wold class, local hero to bring our culinary journey to life. Our beautifully refurbished dining spaces provide a blank canvas for a highly engaged, innovative and passionate Executive Chef to showcase Hunter Valley's local ingredients to the world.

In partnership with out Hotel Manager, this role will be responsible for managing the daily kitchen operations of our Food & Beverage outlets including Locavore Restaurant, Epoche Lounge Bar, The Conservatory, In-Room Dining and Conference and Events. This will involve rewriting of menus (both Conferencing and Restaurant), establishing strategy and direction for the Food product, leveraging on and adding to the local produce grown on site and building a long term plan to attain a coveted Chefs Hat.

We require a strong kitchen leader with the ability to strategically plan and operationally execute high quality and speciality food offerings. You will inspire your colleagues and have the genuine care to train and develop a high performing team to strive for continued excellence and financial success for the department. Overseeing a smooth operation that adheres to local health, safety and other compliance concerns will be second nature for you, and you will be a true brand and local Hunter Valley ambassador in everything you do!


Our must haves:

  • A formal Commercial Cookery Certification

  • A minimum 3 years' experience as a Head Chef, with demonstrated performance in a hotel environment, preferably in the luxury market

  • Strong skill base and experience in a la carte, banqueting and buffet food production

  • "Hands on" style, who understands and can deliver on the expectations of a modern and contemporary guest experience

  • Ongoing commitment to quality and providing a truly unique experience to our guests

  • Possess great attention to detail

  • Excellent time management & communication skills

  • A working knowledge and understanding of HACCP procedures, including the training of colleagues in procedures

  • High standard of personal presentation

  • The flexibility to work various shifts on a rotating roster including evenings, weekends and public holidays

  • You must meet the legal requirements to work in this country

In return for you hard work, you can look forward to a highly competitive salary and benefits packaged, including hotel discounts worldwide. What's more, because your career will be as unique as you are, we'll give you all the tailored support you need to make a great start, be involved and grow & because Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley belongs to the IHG family of brands, you'll also benefit from all of the opportunities that come from being a part of a successful, global hospitality company with over 4800 hotels in over 100 countries around the world.

Job: Kitchen

Location: Australia-Hunter Valley

Requisition ID: HUN000846