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Apprentice Chefs - all levels (Full Time) - Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

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Job number: 102825

Join us at the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Regional NSW, more specifically the Hunter Valley, is less than 2 hours drive north of Sydney, and 40 minutes from Newcastle (which has some of the most amazing beaches in NSW) is one of the hottest destinations for travel right now.

We’re looking for skilled, creative & energetic talent to join our multi-faceted culinary team to work in our signature Restaurant Redsalt, be part of our Conference & Events team, pump it out in Lovedale Bar and Grill or poach an egg or 200 in breakfast. We have positions available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year Apprentice Chefs to join our culinary team. No split shifts, uniforms are provided and laundered, meals provided on shift, great team culture!  Maybe you have only realised your passion for cooking or well on your journey but looking for a change, no matter your phase of life we want to hear from you!

A little taste of your day-to-day:

Our dynamic multi-faceted Kitchen hotel is seeking  talented Apprentice Chefs of all levels to join our culinary team. If you're keen to create different styles of cuisine, learn tricks of the trade and work with a tight-knit, creative team - then this role is the next step in your culinary career. 

The kitchen team will deliver innovative and guest focused menus, on seasonal rotation, across the hotels Redasalt Restaurant, Lovedale Bar + Grill, Conferencing & Room Service. 

Your culinary passion and creativity will flow through into your presentation and you’ll pride yourself on delivering a fantastic culinary experience for guests, with an emphasis on maintaining hygienic standards and consistency. Our team of Chef's bring a wealth of international and local experience and look forward to sharing it with the junior members of the team.

 What we need from you:

  • Strong organisational, written and communication skills along with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritise workload
  • Look smart – wear your uniform with pride and adhere to personal grooming and hygiene standards
  • Strong – sometimes you’ll need to lift, push and pull big objects up to 23 kg. This can involve bending and kneeling 
  • Literate – you’ll need a good grasp of reading, writing and basic math
  • Flexible – night, weekend and holiday shifts are all part of the job
  •  Compliant – as well as meeting local laws on food handling, you’ll be above the minimum age required and fluent in the local language
  •  Articulate – a great communicator, you’ll be warm, welcoming and easy to talk to • Experienced – have some experience in a similar environment

This full-time opportunity is for someone who will be committed to both work and study, as you work towards the completion of a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

To be eligible to work as an apprentice in New South Wales you must either have:

  • Australian Citizenship
  • Australian Permanent Residency
  • New Zealand Passport Holder residing in Australia for more than six months

You must meet the legal requirements to work in Australia.

What you can expect from us


We give our people everything they need to succeed. From a competitive salary that rewards all your hard work to a wide range of benefits designed to help you live your best work life – including a full uniform, impressive room discounts and some of the best training in the business. 

Our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams where we celebrate difference and encourage colleagues to bring their whole selves to work. IHG Hotels & Resorts provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. We promote a culture of trust, support, and acceptance. Always welcoming different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. 

IHG gives every member of the team  the room they need to belong, grow and make a difference in a collaborative environment. We know that to work well, we need to feel well – both inside and outside of work – and through our myWellbeing

 framework, we are committed to supporting wellbeing in your health, lifestyle, and workplace.  

So, join us and you’ll become part of our ever-growing global family. #GoFurtherTogether

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today and let's #GoFurtherTogether.


Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today and let's #GoFurtherTogether.

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