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Two celebrated Melbourne chefs who probably couldn’t be much more different and whose styles are worlds apart. But vegan maestro Shannon Martinez (Smith & DaughtersSmith & Deli) and Euro-focused Ian Curley (The EuropeanKirk’s Wine Bar) are set to prove that unlikely pairings really can work a treat, when they launch their new collaborative venture next month. The powerhouse duo is embracing the world of plant-based fare, together heading up the culinary offering at new vegan and vegetarian bar and eatery, Lona Misa.


Lona Misa is looking for Chefs! This is not just another job. You must be passionate about food, want to learn and be mentored by the best Chefs in Melbourne. You CANNOT get better than that. Hurry up to apply only two spots left!


What's in it for you?

  • Whether it's career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you. We have many of our team move within Australia or to our sister Hotels overseas
  • Receive Hotel benefits in rooms and our fabulous F&B outlets
  • Stay Fit and Fabulous; be involved in our Wellbeing Programmes
  • Develop relationships and make a difference to other people’s lives through our Community Programme


The GIG - Full Time 


Success in this role and in the relationship will require you to:

  • You are a hands on CDP with minimum 2 years experience in a similar environment
  • You will be enjoy being on tools and bringing our creations to life 
  • Bring your on-trend ideas, new dishes, new concepts and new menus to make our food offering the best in the area 
  • Good knowledge of WHS, food hygiene and efficient kitchen processes
  • Your team think you're absolutely fabulous and you LOVE to train your peeps
  • You work fantastically under pressure, are cucumber cool and a natural born leader who gets things done
  • You love the face-to-face guest experience and LOVE getting to know your guests
  • Minimum of three years culinary experience
  • Highly organised and efficient
  • Calm under pressure
  • Will adhere to and enforce strict health and hygiene standards
  • Give guidance and support to more junior staff
  • Passionate about producing quality food
  • Reliable and motivated
  • Authentic and friendly disposition
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A genuine commitment to the trade and our business

Our ideal candidate will be innovative, keeping services fresh and updated based on current trends.


The ideal candidate has:

  • this is a full time, long term role
  • a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability as trend-setter.
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies.
  • strong management skills.
  • acts with professionalism, integrity and style.
  • shares best practices with your team, thank your collaborators, and celebrate the successes of your peers.
  • have fun and be fun.


We will look to an ambitious Chef to contribute to creative culinary development, and we see this role as an opportunity with tremendous growth potential.



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