Head Chef – DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront


Pre-Opening Opportunity
Head Chef (Full-Time)
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront

About Hilton:
Our team members are changing the world one stay at a time! They|re engaged
and recognised in many ways for showcasing their talents. Join the most well
known hotel brand in the world and you|ll have more than just a job – you|ll
have a challenging and rewarding career in the hospitality industry.
About the Role:
Situated in a prime position on the edge of the stunning Swan River|
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront will adjoin Barrack Square and th

Elizabeth Quay precinct. The 229 room hotel will boast stunning panorami

river and city skyline views. This stylish full service and new-build hote

will feature a restaurant| rooftop bar| executive lounge| gym| pool and even


Initially| through the pre-opening phase| this will be your opportunity to
inspire and build an amazing DoubleTree by Hilton culture within the hotel|
setting your team up for long-term success. Reporting to the Hotel Manager|
you will oversee operational management of the hotel|s kitchen and will be
fully responsible for developing the reputation of the hotel through the
production of excellent quality food.

Key Responsibilities:

Inspire your kitchen team| displaying exemplary behaviour at all times and a hands-on approach to leadership|
Encourage your team| using a variety of recognition materials and tools|
Be innovative| continually looking for ways to wow our guests and challenge the team to create exciting and contemporary menus|
Ensure the consistent production of high quality food through all hotel food outlets|
Develop positive customer relations through interacting with our guests and being the face of the kitchen|
Develop sound and long-lasting relationship with our suppliers| ensuring a win-win scenario|
Encourage sound relationships based on trust with other departments in the hotel|
Manage department operations| including budgeting| forecasting| resource planning| food costs and waste management|
Manage all aspects of the kitchen including operational| quality and administrative functions|
Actively seek verbal feedback from customers on a regular basis and respond to all guest queries in a timely and efficient manner|
Ensure adequate resources are available according to business needs|
Control costs without compromising standards| improving gross profit margins and other departmental and financial targets|
Ensure team members have an up-to-date knowledge of menu items| special promotions| functions and events|
Ensure that staffing levels are maintained to cover business demands|
Recruit| manage| train and develop the kitchen brigade| constantly building a highly engaged and productive team|
Comply with hotel security| fire regulations and all company and state health and safety and food safety legislation|
Ensure maintenance| hygiene and hazard issues are dealt with in a timely manner| and
Be environmentally aware and constantly looking for ways to decrease our environmental footprint.

Required Skills & Experience:

Previous kitchen leadership and management experience (preferably 5 years or more) in a full service hotel of a similar size|
Substantial and successful history of excellent leadership| communication & stakeholder management skill|
Proven track record of successful kitchen operation through food cost & payroll management|
A creative approach to the production of high quality food and menu planning|
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines|
A current| valid| and relevant trade qualification (proof may be required)|
Proven ability to recruit| motivate and train successful teams.

It would also be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the

A degree level qualification in a management related field.

Culture & Benefits:

Our team members around the world strive every day to bring each guest the
special comforts and acts of kindness that are unique to the brand – starting
with our signature warm DoubleTree cookie welcome. The DoubleTree by Hilton
unique Brand Hospitality of CARE (Create A Rewarding Experience) is a primary
reason we have been consistently recognised for our commitment to building a
culture of service.

As a DoubleTree by Hilton Head Chef| you can expect to receive:

A competitive industry salary and generous annual leave benefits
Team member only discount on global Hilton room rates and generous discounts on food and beverage offerings
A generous bonus and incentive scheme
Long term career development planning and opportunities| and
An investment in your well-being to include flexible working arrangements that support you in making space for what matters most.