Sous Chef | New Restaurant South Yarra


Day & Night.
The scene is set.
For a new kind of South Yarra story.

Opening in November 2023, award-winning Darling Group is launching a brand new restaurant and bar concept located in the heart of South Yarra’s reinvigorated station precinct, an expansive site purpose built for food and fun, drawing inspiration from the Japanese Izakaya concept, we can promise a unique and addicting experience, dedicated to creating exceptional modern Asian-inspired dishes. Be a part of the opening team of this exciting and unparalleled dining experience.


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, Stringers Sorrento and The Terrace at Royal Botanic Gardens. 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 and Australia within the next few years.


About the role:

Assist the Head Chef in leading the BOH team of Darling Group’s exciting new hospitality project, oversee the kitchen operations including menu planning, food preparation, and quality control, 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:

  • Proven experience as a Sous Chef or senior kitchen role in a high-quality restaurant with a focus on Asian cuisine.
  • Expertise in Asian cooking techniques, flavours, and ingredients including sashimi and sushi preparation.
  • Creative and innovative approach to menu development and food presentation.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations and best practices.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Able and willing to work shift work, including weekends and public holidays.
  • Culinary qualification or equivalent experience preferred.



  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunity to work in brand-new, state-of-the-art kitchen.
  • Career growth opportunities within our expanding group.


Apply now:

If you are a talented and experienced chef with a passion for Asian cuisine and you’re excited to be part of a dynamic kitchen team in our brand-new restaurant with a state-of-the-art kitchen, we want to hear from you.

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