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Commis Chef & Chef De Partie | Royal Mail Hotel (southern Grampians, Vic) Pathway To Skilled Sponsor

Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld Dunkeld VIC, Victoria

2nd Year Visa Eligible

Job Description

The Royal Mail Hotel is located in the beautiful southern Grampians town of Dunkeld, VIC, approx 3 hours from Melbourne.

Our vision is to build a committed and capable team proud to deliver considered, meaningful and accessible experiences enriching our guests, community, and environment.

Our award-winning boutique hotel features:

-Two restaurants, Parker Street Project and Wickens at the Royal Mail (2 hats)
-A multi-award-winning cellar with some 26,000 bottles
-A 1.2-hectare kitchen garden delivering fresh produce daily to our kitchens
-Farms which provide our lamb and beef
-Establish conservation program including native animal breeding
-Native gardens

Want more than a job? We're looking for a motivated, skilled, and enthusiastic Commis Chef and Chef de Partie to grow within our award-winning team.


Joining Executive Chef Robin Wickens and a passionate kitchen team, this unique and highly sought-after opportunity will see you work in a fast-paced environment with a menu focused on sustainable and seasonal produce.

Our kitchen is driven by the philosophy if we can't grow it, we don't use it. This opportunity will see you harvest daily from our 1.2ha kitchen garden and develop your understanding of seasonal produce.

You will commence working a fortnightly roster in Parker St Project (Wednesday - Saturday) with 3-day weekends (Sunday - Tuesday). Minimum 6 months availability required.

You will take responsibility and ownership of your assigned kitchen section, ensuring food is prepared according to standard recipes, and assist other sections and juniors in the kitchen.

-Work in a hatted restaurant
-See true paddock to plate in action
-Rotate between sections and kitchens, gain in-depth experiences rarely available in our industry.
-Great earning potential with paid overtime available across a 4-day roster

-Commercial Cookery Certification or equivalent work experience
-Driver's licence & reliable vehicle preferred
-Demonstrated experience within a fine-dining establishment preferred
-Minimum of 6 months of availability
-Excellent english required


- Skilled sponsorship pathways & opportunities for regional work sign-off through our farming activities
- Accommodation available
- Welcoming team
- Competitive salary dependent on experience
- Exposure to a range of cooking techniques
- Career-defining opportunity
- A team environment where your ideas are heard and implemented
- Gariwerd (Grampians National Park) at your doorstep

- Salary package circa $60,000 - $70,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience with accommodation options available.

Dunkeld is a small regional town (population approx. 700). The town is made for meandering with the beautiful Dunkeld arboretum, a local favourite.

Dunkeld, a finalist in Victoria’s Top Small-Town awards in 2021, is also known for its friendly and welcoming community.

Depending on your personal needs, various options are available, from shared houses to family homes, furnished or unfurnished. And you can say goodbye to the daily commute as housing is close to the hotel giving you more free time.


We are aware of the vital need to protect the environment, and we know that this subject is also very important to many of our guests, team, and community. We undertake a range of sustainability initiatives and have a sustainability action group available for interested team members to join.


We are an accredited sponsor and welcome applications from qualified individuals who are already in Australia seeking visa sponsorship.

Royal Mail Hotel is part of the larger family-owned business Dunkeld Pastoral Co Pty Ltd and welcome applications from couples and families seeking to relocate to the Dunkeld area. Work opportunities may be available for partners.


If you are interested in the role, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you'd like to work with our team.

Postcode: 3294 (Dunkeld VIC, Victoria)

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  This job vacancy was been posted over 40 days ago, but is still active and currently accepting new applications.

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Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld

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The Royal Mail Hotel expresses the vision of a local Dunkeld family, who acquired the humble bluestone inn in the 1980s and, together with their surrounding farmland, transformed it to become one of Victoria’s most celebrated regional escapes.
Conservation and community are central to this story. For generations, the residents of Dunkeld have watched the magical light of golden hour sweep over Mount Sturgeon, filled their tables with home-grown produce, and supported each other through thick and thin in a manner unique to regional life.
At the Royal Mail Hotel, our intention is to preserve these traditions and welcome others to enjoy everything we cherish dearly about Dunkeld. We tell our story, the Dunkeld story, through Food, Wine, People & Place.
A tribute to its history and natural environment, the Royal Mail Hotel, offers award-winning dining, premium accommodation, and one-of-a-kind food, wine and nature experiences just steps away from the spectacular Gra

Hospitality, Travel & Tourism