Newman Hotel and Capricorn Bar and Grill Newman, Western Australia
Published: 22nd June 2020
Live in availableCasual / Perm consideredThe Newman Hotel and Capricorn Bar and Grill aren't like traditional... 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
Penobscot Farm / Watervale Hotel WATERVALE, South Australia
Published: 31st May 2020
Visa Extension - Bio-Dynamic Farm work and Hospitality workSeeking young, well-trained, energetic and driven Front... 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
Job Hunter Australia Quuensland, Queensland
Published: 27th March 2020
4 x Hospitality Hand positions QLD. Start date is TBA - to be advised. Site is TBA - to be advised, sites included -... Read more
Job Hunter Australia North Goonyella, Queensland
Published: 27th March 2020
Kitchen Hand position in North Goonyella. Starting ASAP. Experience is essential. Must be living in Queensland and... Read more
Job Hunter Australia Tieri, Queensland
Published: 24th January 2020
2 x Hospitality Hand positions in Tieri, QLD. Starting 27th of February 2020. This position is for a hospitality... 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
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
Fowles Wine Avenel, Victoria
Published: 8th October 2019
Fowles Wine is an established and growing family owned winery, located in the dramatic landscape of the Strathbogie... 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!