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.


  • 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


  • 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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