Stray Neighbour is a vibrant and popular venue located in the heart of Preston, Melbourne. We pride ourselves on offering a unique and welcoming space where locals and visitors can come together to enjoy great food, drinks, and entertainment. We are looking for an energetic CDP to join our team, someone who is a keen to grow within the role.
As a Chef de Partie, you will play a crucial role in the preparation and delivery of high-quality dishes, ensuring that our guests have an exceptional dining experience.
Job responsibilities are:
1. Food Preparation and Cooking:
- Prepare and cook dishes according to the menu and recipes provided, ensuring high standards of taste, presentation, and quality.
- Assist in developing new menu items and specials, incorporating creativity and innovation.
- Ensure all food preparation areas are clean, organized, and well-stocked.
2. Team Collaboration:
- Collaborate with the Head Chef and other team members to ensure smooth kitchen operations and timely delivery of food.
- Support and mentor junior kitchen staff, providing guidance and training as needed.
- Maintain effective communication with the front-of-house team to ensure efficient service and customer satisfaction.
3. Food Safety and Hygiene:
- Adhere to all food safety and hygiene standards, including proper storage, handling, and labeling of ingredients.
- Monitor and maintain cleanliness and sanitation standards in the kitchen, following health and safety regulations.
- Conduct regular quality checks to ensure consistency and adherence to standards.
4. Inventory Management:
- Assist in monitoring and controlling food costs by minimising waste and ensuring accurate portioning controll.
- Collaborate with the Head Chef and kitchen team to manage inventory levels and place orders as needed.
- Properly receive and store deliveries, ensuring proper rotation and storage of ingredients.
Minum requirements to become a successful candidate:
- Strong culinary skills and knowledge of various cooking techniques and cuisines.
- Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality.
- Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and communicate effectively.
- Knowledge of food safety and hygiene regulations.
- Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and public holidays as required.
If you are a talented and dedicated commis chef looking for an exciting opportunity to showcase your skills and contribute to the success of a thriving venue, we invite you to join our team at Stray Neighbour. This is a chance to work in a dynamic and supportive environment, where creativity and innovation are valued. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you believe you would be a great fit for this role.
As Vex passes 3 years from opening we are looking to expand our small team. Our ethos revolves around a do it all attitude and a desire to create a unique experience for everyone who walks through our doors. We are looking for people who care about good food and wine and have a commitment to independent thinking no matter your background.