SBCC Shoal Bay, Newcastle
Published: 23rd September 2020
We are seeking summer casuals to work alongside our current teams at the Shoal Bay Country Club in the idyllic Port... Read more
The Kingsmen Cairns, Queensland
Published: 21st September 2020
We have clients looking for qualified hospitality staff.Are you on a 462 working holiday visa and looking to do... Read more
Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn and Cascades Restaurant Goondiwindi, Queensland
Published: 16th September 2020
Cascades Restaurant and Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn, located in Goondiwindi Queensland ( approx 4 hours from... Read more
Job Hunter Australia Balranald, New South Wales
Published: 9th September 2020
1 x Hospitality Hand positions in Balranald, NSW to start asap. This position is for a hospitality hand, which means... Read more
Starfish Batemans Bay, New South Wales
Published: 1st September 2020
Starfish in Batemans Bay is looking for a qualified chef for an immediate start. Alternatively we could offer a start... Read more
Lucinda Hotel Pty Ltd Lucinda, Queensland
Published: 24th August 2020
Staff wanted for family run Coastal hotel. Join our team of locals and backpackers at Lucinda Point Hotel Motel and... Read more
Job Hunter Australia Glenden, Queensland
Published: 21st August 2020
We have 1 x Kitchen Hand position in Glenden, QLD to start on the 24th of August 2020.Your job role as a kitchen... Read more
Job Hunter Australia Sarina, Queensland
Published: 7th August 2020
1 x Hospitality Hand positions in Sarina, QLD to start asap. This position is for a hospitality hand, which means you... Read more
The Oriana, Orange Orange, New South Wales
Published: 29th July 2020
The Oriana, Orange is looking for young and enthusiastic chefs and service staff with some experience to work in our... Read more
Job Hunter Australia balranald, New South Wales
Published: 9th July 2020
1 x Hospitality Hand positions in Balranald NSW to start asap. This position is for a hospitality hand, which means... Read more
Gladstone NSW Pty Ltd Newbridge, New South Wales
Published: 9th June 2020
Seeking Chef & All Rounder (Bar / Cleaning / Kitchen Hand Role)The Gladstone Hotel, Newbridge is a historic pub... Read more
Nicks Swiss Italian Restaurant YUNGABURRA, Cairns
Published: 9th May 2020
About the businessYungaburra Pizzeria, 33 Gillies HwyYungaburra, on the Atherton Tableland.Yungaburra is an... Read more
The Grove Gippsland Kernot, Victoria
Published: 19th December 2019
We are a 60 acre olive grove and organic, vegetable farm with a busy restaurant in stunning South Gippsland. We have... Read more
Kanpai Japanese Restaurant Huskisson, New South Wales
Published: 18th December 2019
Very busy Japanese restaurant situated in Huskisson NSW South Coast is looking for experienced chef's / cooks with... Read more
1802 Oyster Bar - Coffin Bay Coffin Bay, South Australia
Published: 29th November 2019
Be a part of a small but busy team as a Chef of our seafood restaurant on the EP.Who we’re looking for:We... Read more
Imperial Brew House Tamworth, New South Wales
Published: 8th November 2019
Imperial Brew House Tamworth is seeking short and long term Chefs, Cooks, Sommollier, Bar Tender, Cafe Manager and... Read more
Chef Jobs in Australia
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!