Head Chef | The Kettle Black


• Work with the industry’s finest
• Uncapped career development and growth
• Competitive salary and benefits package

About The Kettle Black:

The Kettle Black experience merges the opulent, classic design of the heritage-listed, 1880’s terrace house with state-of-the-art, modern architecture and design. The interaction between these two elements makes the venue a truly distinctive and transformative dining destination. With every detail carefully considered, from a expertly brewed specialty coffee to using only the finest local produce, The Kettle Black offers an unparalleled dining experience.


About the Head Chef role:

Lead the BOH team at one of Melbourne’s most iconic hospitality venues, oversee the kitchen operations, menu development & financials whilst ensuring a positive work culture. Join a passionate hospitality company that is dedicated to crafting exceptional experiences, with plenty of opportunity for growth and development.


Experience & Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience as a Head Chef, Sous Chef or similar role
  • Exposure to high energy work environment
  • Creativity and skill in the kitchen
  • A friendly, personable demeanour with a willingness to interact with colleagues and guests
  • Strong work ethic and a “can do” attitude
  • Effective leadership skills with focus on staff development
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team
  • Excellent communication and time management
  • Adaptable to change
  • Exposure to financial budgets, food and labour costs
  • Understanding of stock control & ordering processes
  • Able and willing to work shift work, including weekends and public holidays
  • Commitment to company values and excellent guest service



  • A fast-paced and exciting atmosphere
  • Company-wide advancement opportunities
  • Excellent food & beverage discounts at all Darling Group venues


About Darling Group:

Darling Group is a leading Melbourne-based hospitality company that develops, owns and operates many of Australia’s most recognised and acclaimed hospitality venues including Top Paddock, Higher Ground, Darling Cafe, The Kettle Black, Dundas & Faussett, Bambu Asian Eating House and soon to open, Stringers Sorrento. Our forward thinking philosophy creates world-class hospitality brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation and experience.


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If you are ready to take an exciting and challenging new step in your career and would like to join our passionate team; click “Apply Now”.

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