We are Quest Coffee Roasters, a long established cafe and coffee roastery with a loyal community following in Burleigh Heads and the Gold Coast. We are known for organic, specialty coffee, delicious in house baked cakes and treats, and friendly café service. We have a simple lunch menu which includes toasties and a salad option. We want to expand our food options for customers at our two locations. We are looking to add a Breakfast & Lunch Head Cook or Chef to join our team to develop our kitchen, menu, and build a more sophisticated food offering at both locations. Our focus is high quality takeaway food, American-deli style sandwiches, and we are open to new menu ideas. Hours would be 20 to 38 hours a week, between 4:30am and 5pm.

Our team is young, energised, passionate, and you’ll be supported by experienced professionals within coffee, product, and business backgrounds. Our goal is to build a workplace and business that gives back to society by empowering individuals, small businesses, and communities. We believe social and environmental business sustainability is essential to the health of our society.

Responsibilities

  • Breakfast and lunch menu development
  • Establishing kitchen and cooking procedures
  • Food preparation and cooking
  • Providing instructions and directions to cafe team
  • Barista service (not primary responsibility)
  • Maintains inventories
  • Attention to detail and presentation
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions
  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following organisation standards and sanitation regulations

About You

Professional Requirements

  • Minimum 2 or more years of recent experience in a similar role
  • Strong listening and verbal communication skills
  • A strong understanding of health and safety

Personal Requirements

  • Australian citizen or resident with permanent working rights in Australia
  • Availability to work at least 1 week day, 1 weekend, and 1 other day
  • Loves high quality food
  • Own transport to and from work

Nice to have

  • Professional cookery, chef, or food science certification or degree.
  • Baking experience.

Personal qualities

  • You strive for open and honest communication with respect for others
  • Professional demeanor and a desire to exceed expectations
  • Strong customer focus and empathy
  • Desire to learn
  • You are reliable, punctual, and organised
  • You like getting things done and care about how they get done
  • You are proactive and self-directed, identifying issues and opportunities ahead of time
  • You strive for achievement and making a difference

Benefits

  • Above Restaurant industry Award rate
    • Casual $29 to $31 / hr Base Rate
    • Part Time / Full Time $25.20 to $27.20 / hr Base Rate
  • Support from a great team
  • Great opportunity to develop your own menu and brand

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a short cover letter using the form below and we’ll reach out to you to schedule an initial chat. Your cover letter should include:

  • how you found out about Quest and why you want to join,
  • a little bit about your goals
  • any other skills you may have from Nice to have list above

Suitable candidates may be requested to complete a half day trial.

Job Category: Chef Cook
Job Type: Casual Full Time Part Time
Job Location: Cafe Roastery

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