Chef Jobs for Backpackers


Flame Hill Vineyard Montville, Sunshine Coast

Published: 20th May 2019

Experienced kitchen staff requiredThis position meets visa requirements Read more


2nd Year

Chefs Required Newman. Onsite Accommodation Available

Newman Hotel and Capricorn Bar and Grill Newman, Western Australia

Published: 17th May 2019

The Newman Hotel is seeking enthusiastic and motivatived new team members to full multiple roles within our busy... Read more

2nd Year

Cook/chef Bar Supervisor Sponsorship

Northcliffe hotel and motor inn Northcliffe, Western Australia

Published: 16th May 2019

We are looking for a hospitality super starMust havecook/chefBar work ( have or willing to get Approved... Read more

Cook/ Chef Wanted For Outback Hotel

Federal Palace Hotel Richmond, Queensland

Published: 16th May 2019

Friendly person required to cook in our small family run hotel in Richmond outback Queensland.Lunch time and... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Barkly Homestead Tablelands, Northern Territory

Published: 10th May 2019

462 REGIONAL WORK APPROVEDStart date: End May 2019ENGLISH FLUENCY REQUIRED.The Barkly Homestead is a... Read more


Raschilla BALLARAT, Victoria

Published: 9th May 2019

Looking for a qualified chef or head chef for a great restaurant with Italian influences willing to sponsor for the... Read more


Hotel Theodore Theodore, Queensland

Published: 9th May 2019

Experienced 'pub' cook/chef required. Very busy country hotel. Split shifts, includes working Saturday and Sunday.... Read more


Tourism Adventure Group Brisbane City, Brisbane

Published: 5th May 2019

Looking for a chef/cook to join our teamPopular backpacker bar in CBDGreat Hourly Rate35 hours per week... Read more

2nd Year

Qualified Chef De Partie Wanted For Immediate Start At Beautiful Monkey Mia...

RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Monkey Mia, Western Australia

Published: 3rd May 2019

RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is situation within the pristine world-heritage listed Shark Bay area.We are... Read more

Cook Or Chef

PKs Jungle Village CAPE TRIBULATION, Cairns

Published: 3rd May 2019


2nd Year

Experienced Chef Required


Published: 30th April 2019

Platinum Restaurant is a modern Australian venue offering lunch & dinner over 6 days including breakfast on weekends,... Read more

Experienced Chef Wanted - Immediate Start

Whet Cape Tribulation, Cairns

Published: 30th April 2019

Situated in Cape Tribulation FNQ, Whet Restaurant is seeking an experienced Chef with minimum 3 years in the... Read more

2nd Year

Pizza Chef

Pialligo Estate Braddon, Canberra

Published: 29th April 2019

New concept store opening next week!Great location and small kitchen serving high quality product including pizzas.... Read more


Kafe Koala General Store KENNETT RIVER, Victoria

Published: 27th April 2019

CHEFAbout Kafe Koala General StoreIncludes a café and general store servicing the servicing the hamlet of... Read more

Job Opportunities - Hospitality

Clipboard Hospitality Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 23rd April 2019

Nationwide opportunities for –Chefs – HeadChef de PartieChef- SousCooksBartendersBar Managers... Read more

Pizza Cook

Mack Daddys New York Slice Victoria Park, Perth

Published: 22nd April 2019

We are a New York Style Pizza place in Mount Lawley and require a casual Pizza Cook to join the team to assist in the... Read more

Apprentice Chef

Coppersmith Hotel SOUTH MELBOURNE, Melbourne

Published: 22nd April 2019

The Coppersmith is looking for a passionate and dedicated apprentice chef to join our team. Read more

Kitchen Hand Position - Full Time

Job Hunter Australia glenden, Queensland

Published: 15th April 2019

We are looking for a full time kitchen hand with previous experience to work in a mining village at Glenden in QLD.... Read more

2nd Year


Snow Gate Motel Berridale, New South Wales

Published: 15th April 2019

If you would like to get some boarding and skiing done and earn some money at the same time we are looking for a... Read more

Work For Accomodation In Perth Cbd

The Akara Hotel Perth, Perth

Published: 15th April 2019

We are looking for 4 people to Work in our hotel in exchange of an Accomodation.We are 3* hotel located in the... Read more

Chefs Required Newman. Onsite Accommodation Provided

Newman Hotel and Capricorn Bar and Grill Newman, Western Australia

Published: 15th April 2019

The Newman Hotel is seeking enthusiastic and motivatived new team members to full multiple roles within our busy... Read more

2nd Year

Chef De Partie

Lake House Daylesford, Victoria

Published: 13th April 2019

Lake House (2 Chefs' Hats) – Australia's iconic and most consistently highly awarded Gourmet Retreat is located in... Read more

2nd Year

Sous Chef/ Head Chef

Nicks Swiss Italian Restaurant Yungaburra, Cairns

Published: 12th April 2019

Location -Nick's Swiss-Italian Restaurant33 Gillies Hwy Yungaburra, on the Atherton Tableland.Yungaburra is an... Read more

Experienced Chef

Talbingo Lodge Mountain Escape Talbingo, New South Wales

Published: 8th April 2019

The Talbingo Lodge offers a beautiful restaurant, bar and lodge style accommodation. Talbingo is a picturesque town... Read more

Experienced Chef

Talbingo Lodge Mountain Escape Talbingo, New South Wales

Published: 1st April 2019

The Talbingo Lodge offers a beautiful restaurant, bar and lodge style accommodation. Talbingo is located in the snowy... Read more


Denmans beer cafe Airlie Beach, Queensland

Published: 31st March 2019

Waterfront beer bar looking for a cook/chef. Must have 2+ years working in a kitchen. Minimum stay 6 months.... Read more

2nd Year

Chef De Partie

Pier Hotel Esperance, Western Australia

Published: 30th March 2019

Beachside pub, live across the road from the beach.Great job - lots of hours.Family owned hotel - very busy for... Read more

Sydney Cafe Kitchen Hands

GJ Sydney, Sydney

Published: 26th March 2019

Sydney coffee cafe needs a new kitchen handWork and listen to your own tunes!Have your own space, dishwashing... Read more

Chefs Multiple Levels

Zirkys Mt Hotham, Victoria

Published: 25th March 2019

Zirkys requires a number of qualified and experienced chefs to fill various positions in our food & beverage outlets.... Read more

Kebab Chef

Wizards Kebabs Weipa, Cairns

Published: 24th March 2019

Wizard Kebabs is a popular food trailer in Weipa. Check out our Facebook page.We are looking for an enthusiastic... Read more

Work/live/play In Thredbo This Winter 2019.....we Are Now Hiring!!!

Central Road 2625 Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 13th March 2019

NOW HIRING..... CHEFS/COOKS/WAITSTAFF/BARISTAS/KITCHENHANDSFor the upcoming Winter Season in the Snowy Mountains... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Lake Moodemere Estate Rutherglen, Victoria

Published: 26th February 2019

Your workplace has stunning century-old gardens and views over Lake Moodemere, part of the Murray River system. You... Read more

2nd Year

Paddock To Plate Chef

Mount Gnomon Farm Penguin, Tasmania

Published: 22nd February 2019

We have a full-time position available as a chef. The job qualifies for regional rural work towards your second year... Read more

2nd Year

Bar Staff

Northampton Motor Hotel Northampton, Perth

Published: 17th February 2019

Just 5 hours North of Perth is the Northampton Motor Hotel in the town of Northampton. Just 20 minutes to the beach,... Read more

Italian Chef - Pathway To Citizenship

RiskWise Group Tamworth NSW, New South Wales

Published: 16th February 2019

Imperial Brew House Tamworth is seeking short and long term chefs with experience in Italian and western cuisine -... Read more

Cook / Chef

Saunders Beach Bistro and Pizzeria Saunders Beach, Townsville, Cairns

Published: 14th February 2019

Small bistro and pizzeria, situated close to a beach, has a vacancy for an experienced cook or chef. No split shifts,... Read more

Chefs Required Newman. Onsite Accommodation Available

Newman Hotel and Capricorn Bar and Grill Newman, Western Australia

Published: 12th February 2019

The Newman Hotel is seeking enthusiastic and motivatived new team members to full multiple roles within our busy... Read more

2nd Year

Pizza Chef

Empresa Nome Pty Ltd Euroa, Victoria

Published: 12th February 2019



Heritage Lodge & Spa Daintree Diwan, Queensland

Published: 11th February 2019

Heritage Lodge & Spa located in the heart of the Daintree, 2 hrs North of Cairns, requires the professional skills of... Read more

2nd Year

Breakfast Cook/chef Needed In Phillip Island

Cafe Lugano Cowes, Victoria

Published: 9th February 2019

This Job is in Phillip Island ( regional Victoria )-We are looking for hard working positive individual who can... Read more

Chef Or Cook

Love Kitchen Pokolbin, Newcastle

Published: 4th February 2019

45 minutes from Newcastle and 10 minutes from Cessnock Right in the vineyardsWe are looking for an experienced... Read more

Australian Grand Prix - Chefs Of All Levels & Kitchen Hands

Food and Desire South Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 4th February 2019

“HEY YOU…Grand Prix.Wanna taco about it?”food&desire are looking for legends who have kitchen... Read more

Pizza Chef Wanted

Threeways tavern Manjimup, Western Australia

Published: 3rd February 2019

We are looking for a pizza chef for our cafe in manjimup.Full time hours. Good pay rate.We need some one who can... Read more


Dalby Manor Motor Inn Dalby, Queensland

Published: 2nd February 2019


Butcher - Canberra

Pialligo Estate Canberra, Canberra

Published: 31st January 2019

Pialligo Smokehouse is based at Fairbairn in Canberra and is currently searching for a talented butcher with a... Read more

Sous Chef

Peel Inn Nundle, New South Wales

Published: 24th January 2019

We are a country pub in New South Wales located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney. Nundle is a beautiful town... Read more

Sous Chef

1802 Oyster Bar - Coffin Bay Coffin Bay, South Australia

Published: 10th January 2019

Busy seaside town in Rgional SA looking for a experienced chef/ cook to work in the premier seafood restaurant in the... Read more

Chef De Partie

Pedder Wilderness Lodge Strathgordon, Hobart

Published: 9th January 2019

Minimum 2 years experience in a similar role required, al a carte experience essential. We specialize in local... Read more

Chef Required

Amelia Park Lodge Abbey, Western Australia

Published: 7th January 2019

Looking for qualified chefs to work in a busy Tavern kitchen.Must be able to work under pressure and within an... Read more

Head Chef, Breakfast Chef

Newberry Sorrento, Victoria

Published: 5th January 2019

Looking for a head chef & breakfast chef for our new Brewhouse in Sorrento about 90 minutes south of Melbourne. Only... Read more

Chefs And Waiters

Noodle Bar KAWANA/BUDDINA, Sunshine Coast

Published: 2nd January 2019

Queensland SunshineCoast city Asia restaurant is looking for a waiters, wok chef, good environment, And require can... Read more

Cook Or Chef

HOTEL / CAFE agnes water, Bundaberg

Published: 1st January 2019

The role involves cooking & plating exceptional food,Maintain enthusiasm and have a work ethic consistentlyWe... Read more


Sturrock Jugiong, New South Wales

Published: 30th December 2018

We are looking for someone who is keen to experience rural life and either worked in a kitchen as a cook or willing... Read more

2nd Year

Head Chef, Bar, Waiters, Barista, Chefs, Kitchen Hands

Newberry Sorrento, Melbourne

Published: 19th December 2018

Looking for a variety of roles for immediate start. Some share accommodation provided. New Brewhouse, roles for the... Read more

Chef/farmhand Or Front Of House / Farmhand

Penobscot Farm/Watervale Hotel WATERVALE, Adelaide

Published: 19th December 2018

Looking for expressions of interestSeeking young, energetic and driven Chefs to join our team.Also looking for... Read more

Australian Grand Prix - Chefs Of All Levels & Kitchen Hands

Food and Desire South Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 18th December 2018

“HEY YOU…Grand Prix.Wanna taco about it?”food&desire are looking for legends who have kitchen... Read more


The Vale Cafe Moss Vale Pty Ltd Moss Vale, New South Wales

Published: 5th December 2018

Certified trained chef to step in on the other chef's days off. Must be able to run the kitchen as well as create... Read more

Cook / Chef

Nina Restaurant and Bar St Helens, Tasmania

Published: 30th November 2018

This vacancy is available from 15 December 2018.The new modern restaurant in St Helens is looking for motivated,... Read more


Le capucin Portsea, Victoria

Published: 28th November 2018

Le capucin french café is looking for a chef or experienced cook to work between 20 to 40 hours per week.We are a... Read more

Pizza Chef

coonara springs Olinda Dandenong Ranges National Park, Melbourne

Published: 27th November 2018

Looking a for a pizza chef to work a wood fired oven in 7 acre kitchen garden over the christmas holiday season... Read more

Sushi Chef

Spence lismore, Byron Bay

Published: 27th November 2018

We are a family owned and operated Japanese restaurant in Lismore in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.We are... Read more

2nd Year

Chef Sponsorship

Ausphin Pty Ltd Sydney, Sydney

Published: 22nd November 2018

Ausphin Pty Ltd is looking for onshore candidates for Chefs. We are an approved sponsoring organization by the... Read more

Chef/bar Couple

Williams Hotel Williams, Western Australia

Published: 22nd November 2018

Williams Hotel is looking for a Chef and Bartender to work at our country pub located 2 hours South of Perth WA. May... Read more

2nd Year

Sponsorship Opportunity For Culinary And Front Of The House Candidates

Ausphin Pty Ltd Sydney, Sydney

Published: 22nd November 2018

Ausphin Pty Ltd is looking for onshore candidates for Cooks, Chefs and Restaurant Managers. We are an approved... Read more

Neapolitan Pizza Chef - Regional Restaurant

Bellotti's Italian Dining Dubbo NSW, New South Wales

Published: 12th November 2018

Neapolitan pizza chef required for immediate start. Successful candidate must be able to:* Hand stretch*... Read more

Experienced Chefs Required

Lot. One Potts Point Potts Point, Sydney

Published: 10th November 2018

Experienced chefs required for local restaurant in Potts Point.Close to city and the beaches and just a 5 minute... Read more

Skilled Chefs

Ocean and Pasture Manly, Sydney

Published: 7th November 2018

Busy beach front restaurant in Manly looking for skilled chefs for our upcoming busy summer season. Experience is a... Read more

Experienced Cook/chefs Wanted For Summer Season In Port Stephens Boutique Hotel

Rick Steins Bannisters Port Stephens Soldiers Point, Newcastle

Published: 6th November 2018

Bannisters Port Stephens is looking for experienced cooks/chefs to come and work the busy summer season ahead in this... Read more


Caloundra Central Apartment Hotel Caloundra, Queensland

Published: 29th October 2018

Do you have a passion for cooking? Then you may be the person we are looking for. We are 4.5 Star Apartment Hotel... Read more

Casual Cook / Chef

Caloundra Central Apartment Hotel Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

Published: 29th October 2018

Do you have a passion for cooking? Then you may be the person we are looking for. We are 4.5 Star Apartment Hotel... Read more


Bundeena Community & Services Club BUNDEENA, Sydney

Published: 27th October 2018

Join us at our super-friendly, brand-new Bundeena Community & Services Club, (part of the Cabra Bowls Group) right... Read more

Qualified Chef

Bundeena Community & Services Club Bundeena, Sydney

Published: 27th October 2018

Qualified chef for new club located in Bundeena within the Royal National Park in the Sutherland Shire.Full time... Read more


York Hotel Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Published: 26th October 2018

Hi, Need a Chef to help out until 22nd December 2018. Must have flair and above all be able to cook great meals that... Read more

Chef De Partie

The Nelson Hotel Bondi Junction, Sydney

Published: 25th October 2018

Chef de Partie wanted for busy pub bistroA little bit about us.We are a family owned and run hotel. The hotel... Read more

Neapolitan Pizza Chef - Required For Modern Italian Regional Restaurant

Bellotti Keady Holdings Pty Ltd Dubbo, New South Wales

Published: 25th October 2018

We require a Neapolitan pizza chef for our wood fired pizza section. We are offering the right candidate the... Read more

Sushi Making Chef

Sushi Ichiban Bigtop Birtinya, Sunshine Coast

Published: 20th October 2018

sushi shop in a busy shopping centre looking for 2 full-time & some part-time sushi making staff, experience... Read more

Chef /cook

Victoria Hotel Pyramid Hill, Victoria

Published: 20th October 2018

To be able to cook a wide range of foods specializing in Asian foods.Have a minimum of two years experience.Have... Read more

2nd Year

Chef/experienced Cook Wanted

Pearl Beach General Store & Cafe Pearl Beach, Central Coast

Published: 19th October 2018

Spend your summer at the beach in a prime tourist destination!The Pearl Beach General Store & Cafe is recruiting... Read more


Williams woolshed Williams, Western Australia

Published: 12th October 2018

Williams woolshed is looking for someone to join our team, in a busy cafe/restaurant. Great hours, good pay, very... Read more


Aurora Kakadu Resort Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Published: 11th October 2018

Aurora Kakadu South Alligator NT is looking for a Casual Cook to assist in our Bistro Kitchen. Must have previous... Read more

2nd Year

German Chef

Cuckoo Restauramt Olinda, Melbourne

Published: 11th October 2018

German Chef Cook required to work in our busy world famous Tourist restaurant.We are a 400 seater German styled... Read more

2nd Year

Bistro And Pizzeria Workers

Saunders Beach Bistro and Pizzeria Saunders Beach, Queensland

Published: 10th October 2018

SAUNDERS BEACH BISTRO AND PIZZERIA IS LOOKING FOR A COUPLE:Situated almost on the beach, this iconic wood-fired... Read more

2nd Year

Chef / Cook

Jerusalem Creek Marina & Holiday Park Eildon, Melbourne

Published: 9th October 2018

Cafe 501 Bar & Grill is seeking a talented chef/cook with experience and passion in this field. We’re looking for a... Read more


Mount Remarkable Hotel Melrose, South Australia

Published: 7th October 2018

I’m am looking for a chef/cook for our very busy country SA hotel. Must be attentive to detail and reliable. Also... Read more


ARIAH PARK HOTEL Ariah Park, New South Wales

Published: 5th October 2018

Experienced Chef required for a beautiful Heritage listed 104 year old country pub. A beautiful community with very... Read more

Chef / Cook / Short Order Cook

Kanpai Japanese Restaurant Huskisson, New South Wales

Published: 4th October 2018

Chef / Cook / Short order cook required to work in one of the most beautiful locations on the South Coast. Huskisson.... Read more

2nd Year

Now Hiring Chefs

ChefHire Perth, Perth

Published: 28th September 2018

We are Now hiring Chefs for work in the Perth metro as well as regional WA.Are you trade qualified, have good... Read more

Cook (3yrs) Or Chef De Partie

Kafe Koala General Store Kennett River - near Lorne, Victoria

Published: 5th September 2018

Experienced cook of 3 years or chef de partie. Full Time position.Work and live by the surf!Kafe Koala... Read more

Function Chef/experienced Cook

Globe Workforce Solutions Karratha, Western Australia

Published: 30th August 2018

Function Chef or Expereinced Function Cook wanted urgently.One day of work on Thursday 6 September, 8:30am -... Read more

Chef/kitchen Manager

Jetty Cafe and General Store Dennes Point, Tasmania

Published: 28th August 2018

We operate a cafe at Dennes Point overlooking theD entrecasteaux channel on the northern tip of Bruny Island.We... Read more

Qualified Chef

Heritage Lodge & Spa Daintree, Queensland

Published: 16th August 2018

Heritage Lodge & Spa located in the heart of the Daintree, requires the professional skills of a qualified chef to... Read more

2nd Year

Chef For 2018/2019 Season (tarraleah)

Tarraleah Tarraleah, Tasmania

Published: 14th August 2018

Chef 2018/2019 (Tarraleah)Location DescriptionTarraleah is a highland village with an industrial past that's... Read more

Function & Event Staff

Flexi Staff Pty Ltd Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Published: 14th August 2018

• IMMEDIATE Start• Excellent $$$• Melbourne Iconic LocationsFlexi Staff Pty Ltd is a leading... Read more

Head Chef

Royal Mail Hotel Kingston SE Kingston SE, South Australia

Published: 6th August 2018

• The Royal Mail Hotel at Kingston SE on the Limestone Coast (endless wild beaches, surfing, wineries, fishing,... Read more


Stanley Hotel Stanley, Tasmania

Published: 31st July 2018

Stanley Hotel Bistro are looking for a Chef/Cook to join their team for their busy popular Bistro. We pride ourselves... Read more

Chef/cook The Church Cafe Eskdale

The Church Cafe Eskdale Eskdale, Victoria

Published: 29th July 2018

Our Chef is tying the knot so we need a Chef from October 10th to November 7th 2018.Days required Thursday to... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Pasinis Bicheno, Tasmania

Published: 25th July 2018

6 months workEvening ShiftsStart 1st of September 2018Pasinis BICHENO are looking for a hard working kitchen... Read more

Kitchen Hands / Cooks / Catering Assistants

Staffing Solution Cairns, Queensland

Published: 24th July 2018

Staffing Solution is recruiting experienced highly motivated Kitchen hands & Chefs for ongoing Temp positions located... Read more

2nd Year

Chefs Of All Levels Required

Staffing Solution Cairns, Cairns

Published: 24th July 2018

CHEFS OF ALL LEVELS REQUIREDStaffing Solution are currently recruiting experienced highly motivatedChefs for... Read more

Cook / Chef Snowy Mountains

Lachlan's Reach P/L Adaminaby, New South Wales

Published: 22nd July 2018

Commercial Cook/Chef Position AvailableSnow Goose Hotel, Adaminaby, is looking for a hospitality professional to... Read more

Chef Jobs in Australia

Chef Jobs Australia
Chef Jobs

Australia is one of the culinary capitals of the world, with cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth playing host to some of the planet's top-rated eateries. However, every village, town and city in Australia will have a restaurant somewhere and, no matter how highly-vaunted it is by food critics, many will often be in need of a chef or two, particularly during seasonal months. Increasing globalisation, and the fact that people now want to try different cuisines from around the world, means that chefs with cooking styles from all four corners of Earth are needed.

There are around 75,000 chefs currently employed across the country and you could add your name to the list once you've touched down here.

Can you stand the heat of the kitchen?

Here's why a chef job may be perfect for you during your working holiday to Australia.

Those wanting to pursue this line of work while in Australia will need to have had some form of experience working in a kitchen before – restaurant work is notorious for its unforgiving hours and fast-paced nature and it can be easy for a newbie to fold under the pressure.

If you're comfortable working long hours in a highly pressurised environment, you could learn to thrive in the kitchen and, once you've learned the basics, you'll be well on your way to starting a career in the food industry. Unlike other working holiday jobs in Australia, such as farmwork, you can apply the skills you've learned as a chef wherever life takes you.

Hospitality jobs in Australia tend to pay a good base wage, with hourly rates ranging from $15 to $20 an hour. Although you can expect to earn over $40,000 if you're on a salary, it may be a better option for you to work at an hourly rate – that way, if the restaurant requires you to work any overtime, you can earn more money.

Due to the introduction of the 457 visa and the fact that not enough Australians are wanting to become chefs, more visas are now being granted to food workers than any other profession – around 3,500 every year. So, if you're wanting to extend your working holiday and live in Australia for a long period of time, working as a chef may be your best option!