Restaurant Chefs - Oval Hotel (Casual)

Job No: AO4789
Location: Adelaide Oval, SA

Restaurant Chefs, Oval Hotel

Reporting to the Executive Chef - Oval Hotel, you will be responsible for providing high quality a-la-cart, restaurant and bistro food items to all guests attending the Hill of Grace Restaurant, Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen and the Stadium Club for the duration of the 2020 AFL season. As an integral part of our Oval Hotel pre-opening team, you will be involved in the transformation of these restaurants and kitchen spaces. You will be detail orientated, know your local produce and have a genuine passion for high quality menu offerings. This will be your opportunity to grow with the team, and finesse your skill set ready for ongoing regular shifts with the official launch of Oval Hotel in September 2020.

To be successful, you must demonstrate a true culinary dedication with previous experience in fine dining and busy, high calibre restaurants.


The role

We are looking for well versed hotel and restaurant chefs to initially support our Event Day operations within our Stadium Club, newly renovated Hill of Grace Restaurant and the brand new Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen. These positions will commence from 19th March 2020, just in time for AFL season. Initially only 1 day per week (event days), these positions will have the opportunity to mature with increased regular ongoing shifts following the opening of Oval Hotel.

Ideal candidates must have the ability to work independently in high pressure corporate environments, have the desire to go above & beyond, be able to multi-task, have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and be a team player. It is essential that you are available to work the next 24 major event days which can be found in the 'whats on' section of our website: Whats On.

With new modern kitchens and fresh, quality produce to work with, you will be helping to deliver high end quality menus to both our restaurants and stadium club corporate clients.

 Specifically, you can expect the following:

  • Bulk food prep (be prepared to chop, cut, peel and wash!).
  • Work across multiple restaurants and F&B outlets within the Hotel.
  • Delivery of a La Carte, Banquets and other contemporary menus.
  • Fully supplied, cleaned and pressed uniforms.

These casual positions offer minimum shifts from 3 hours on major event and game days.


About you

We are seeking employees who have the following:

  • High end restaurant or hotel experience
  • Professional presentation (for open kitchens) and exceptional communication skills
  • Availability to work across the next 24 major event days (weekends)
  • Ability to work in large, busy and fast paced kitchen and restaurant environments (350+pax)
  • Completed apprenticeship and/or relevant trade qualification (commercial cookery etc)
  • Minimum 4 years industry experience in one or more of the following: Fine dining restaurants, medium to large A-La-Cart restaurants, Banquets, Hotels
  • RSA and Food Hygiene/Food Safety qualifications are mandatory for these roles


To be successful for a position at Oval Hotel, you must have completed an apprenticeship or, hold a self funded qualification with minimum 4 years industry experience. In addition, it is essential that you possess a Food Handling and Responsible Service Alcohol certificates at the time of your application (candidates must attach both certificates on application.)


About Us

Oval Hotel will be the first of its kind in Australia. Wrapping gently around the eastern façade of the historic Adelaide Oval and interfacing seamlessly with the existing structure, each room at Oval Hotel enjoys tranquil parkland surrounds.

As the custodians of Adelaide Oval, we know what it means to create memorable experiences. We do it for sporting fans as they celebrate heroes and witness history. We do it for concert goers who live for the music. We do it for brides and grooms on the most important day of their lives. At Oval Hotel, we are dedicated to creating equally unforgettable moments for our guests. Become part of our team who aim to create exceptional experiences that will become long-lasting memories.

Premium food and wine will not just be a part of what we offer at Oval Hotel, they are at our very heart. Our culinary team is committed to crafting experiences like no other, providing guests with the true taste of South Australia - known by food lovers the world over for our exceptional produce and award-winning wine. This excellence will be reflected in Oval Hotel’s extensive food and beverage offering

Oval Hotel is part of an expansive organisation that oversees the hospitality services for several off-site venues including, Adelaide Oval, Ukaria Cultural Centre, Monarto Zoo, Koffee Ink, (A)Lure Champagne & Seafood Bar and the Malt Shovel Taphouse.

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If successful after interview, you must attend a compulsory induction session on the 15th or 17th March at Adelaide Oval prior to your first shift.

To apply, complete the application form below or visit our careers page for more information on current vacancies: Careers at Adelaide Oval


Applications close at 9am on Monday 24th February 2020


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