Head Chef | The Kettle Black


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 Opportunity:
Darling Group are looking for an experienced Head Chef to lead our kitchen team. Become an integral part of a professional team in an iconic venue that is committed to executing exceptional experiences.

Outstanding people make it all happen and we are looking for a highly skilled individual to run the kitchen in one of our flagship venues.

You must be highly motivated and focused, demonstrate excellent culinary skill, have strong attention to detail, and a great work ethic.

Experience & Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and lead a team of Chefs in a fast paced venue
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with front and back of house.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the capability to multi-task. Strong training skills is a must.
  • Fully understands and complies with OH&S standards and food safety requirements
  • The ability to effectively manage, mentor & communicate with a diverse team
  • Experience as a Head Chef in a similar high end breakfast and lunch venue.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong Administration skills. A proven track record of maintaining food and wage costs.
  • Display exemplary leadership and passion for Australian & global cuisine trends
  • The ability to forward plan seasonal menus, cost and then execute menu changes.
  • The ability to recruit, select & train future members of your team.


  • Outstanding career orientated training & development
  • Competitive salary
  • Great work-life balance – primarily daytime operations
  • Company-wide growth opportunities within the group

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, Token, Bambu Asian Eating House, The Terrace and Stringers Sorrento. Our forward thinking philosophy creates world-class hospitality brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation and experience. We have a commitment to creating new and exciting experiences across Melbourne.

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