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Chef/cook - Undara Experience

Discovery Holiday Parks Cairns, Cairns

Job Description

About Us
G’day Group comprises three leading Australian tourism brands in Discovery Parks, G’day Parks and loyalty program G’day Rewards. Employing more than 1800 people Australia-wide, G’day Group has a truly national footprint of over 300 holiday parks, including 80 fully owned and operated parks. The largest park network in the country, we’re about authentic Australian holiday experiences and inviting all Aussies to say g’day to more of Australia.

Located 275km southwest of Cairns, Undara Experience is a gateway to the network of lava tubes caused by volcanic eruption 190,000 years ago. It’s an internationally significant geological treasure and a wonderful attraction along the Savannah Way, which is the main touring route for travellers across northern Australia from Cairns to Broome.

The property currently offers a range of accommodation options with 60 cabins comprising 18 Homestead Rooms, 6 Pioneer Huts, 16 Railway Carriage rooms, 20 Swag Tents and 98 sites, including 58 powered and 40 unpowered sites, with room for further development. Facilities include large central open-air dining and bar, a pool, petrol pumps, communal campfires, shop, open-air stage, airfield, bush walking trails, conference room and bike tracks.

Undara Experience tours of the spectacular lava tube network and ‘wildlife at sunset’ tours are popular with travellers. It is also home and host to the Undara Outback Rock and Blues festival every year. A large focus on F&B, the Undara Experiences has a restaurant, bar and provides a bush breakfast daily.

The Role
This position involves working within a team to provide catering for a mix of indoor and outdoor Food and Beverage requirements. This role is live-in and therefore you will be provided accommodation and meals at a discounted weekly rate.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Food preparation and cooking to order during service, groups and outdoor dining
Preparation and cooking of all dishes
Experience on pans, grills and fryers
Checking quality of raw materials and weighing ingredients
Work effectively within a team environment
Assist in stock control and monitoring wastage
Follow a high standard of food safety and hygiene practices
Supplier liaison
Ensuring safe work practices with focus on workplace health and safety
Skills & Experience
Previous Chef or Cook experience in a similar environment
Certificate 3 or 4 in Commercial Cookery (or equivalent)
1 year min experience in commercial kitchens post qualification.
Current First Aid Certificate is desirable
Industry standard base salary plus accommodation and meals
Large Australian Tourism company with opportunities for growth
Discounted accommodation at our network of parks for you, your family & friends
Discounted products from our G'day rewards Partners
Experience of a lifetime
How to Apply
Discovery what matters - APPLY NOW! Visit the careers page at or via the link below. Please have your cover letter and resume together in one file ready to upload.

Discovery Parks is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our staff, customers and the communities we operate in. Due to the latest highly contagious Covid-19 variant, Discovery Parks has implemented a vaccination policy which requires all employees, wherever possible, to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This Covid vaccination policy applies to all new Discovery Parks employees.

Prior to an offer of employment being made, candidates must provide authority for a Federal Police Clearance to disclose any criminal offences or charges. If you already have a Police Clearance valid within the last 6 months, please upload a copy to your profile.

Not a backpacker? That's ok. We accept applications from Australian citizens, permanent residents, international students as well as working holiday visa holders. If you are qualified for this position, please register and apply via the form below.

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