Vacancy: Executive Chef | InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Australia

Vacancy: Executive Chef | InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Australia

Posted on: Sep.27.2021

About Us

Do you have an affinity for innovation, culinary curation and menu engineering? This Executive Chef role driving the culinary direction across the resorts strong banquet offering and five restaurants and bars is the opportunity you have been waiting for!

As the world’s first international luxury travel hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been pioneering new international destinations for decades. Each of our hotels is a destination in its own right, and we are dedicated to those who appreciate and enjoy The InterContinental Life – the glamour and exhilaration of fascinating places, mixed with our international know-how and local cultural wisdom.


InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort reflects the grand, graceful architecture of a classic Queensland estate, nestled within the beautiful surrounds of Sanctuary Cove. Surrounded by 4.2 hectares of tropical gardens with the show-stopping beach lagoon at the centre, the Resort has 251 refurbished rooms all boasting private balconies, 15 diverse indoor and outdoor meeting and events spaces and five restaurants & bars. If you'd like to embrace a wider world of experiences and opportunities, we'd like to welcome you to the world's most international luxury hotel brand in this full time role as our Executive Chef.

Your day to day

Reporting to the General Manager, you will work in partnership with other areas of the Resort to continuously drive and identify revenue, product and guest experience enhancement opportunities. The Culinary Operation, including in room dinning and events will be yours to drive and grow in partnership with the Food & Beverage Manager.

With the overall food & beverage operational strategy in mind, you will curate culinary programs and industry defining dining showcases; from pop up and lagoon events to bbqs and re fined dining. You will have natural affinity for innovation and menu engineering to be at the forefront of driving a diverse and exciting culinary experience for the resort’s guests. It will also be critical that you have a strong focus on developing your team to create a positive and productive work environment; building, motivating and upskilling them to ensure they are highly engaged, deliver results and know how to truly deliver luxury in the culinary space.

In addition, you will monitor and control the Culinary Operation in the areas of, expenditure, profitability and performance against budget whilst also being a key driver of the Resort’s branded service delivery across the Resorts Restaurants and Bars and Banqueting.


What we need from you

The ideal candidate will have experience in both hospitality, leadership and working in a large complex hotel with multiple Restaurant, Bar and Banqueting offerings. You will have demonstrated capability in influencing business strategy and exposure to working in an innovative culinary environment with ongoing concept design and menu engineering. You will be a change agent with the ability to work alongside a team and collaborate with key stakeholders; invoking the ability to explore new ways of working around how we can drive the Resort forward and deliver unrivalled culinary experiences.

Demonstrated ability to work with guests and champion a brand alongside strong financial, analytical and business acumen collaborated with proven ability to deliver on set targets will be highly advantageous. You must hold the relevant rights to work in Australia.

What we offer

Join our extraordinary world and experience a place where you can be yourself, share your ideas, support your personal growth and wellbeing, and be a valued member of an inspirational team.

You will be rewarded for your hard work with a suite of benefits that supports you and your family’s wellbeing, including paid birthday leave, enhanced parental leave, flexible work options and proactive health days. Your career journey will be supported through our lifelong development program, IHG career milestone celebrations, and transfer of entitlements as you move and grow with IHG. In addition to the always-popular hotel perks like accommodation and food & beverage discounts, our discount retail platform makes your pay go even further.

We are proud to be IHG and we know you will be too. Visit www.http://careers.ihg.com to find out more about us.

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