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Chef - Whitsundays

$80,000 per year
Airlie Beach
Journey Beyond

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About Us

Journey Beyond is an exciting and newly established dynamic national business focused on bringing Australia’s most iconic experiences to life. Our Marine Division includes Cruise Whitsundays, a day cruise operator in the Whitsundays region, Queensland.

Cruise Whitsundays offers a variety of incredible day cruise experiences and activities - in and around the Whitsundays Islands National Park and the Great Barrier Reef – as well as providing vessel transfers between all the major islands, the airport and mainland.

About the Opportunity

We are currently seeking motivated and passionate Chefs to join our team, with full time and casual opportunities available, becoming an ambassador of the incredible experiences we bring to life in the iconic Whitsundays. This will be a casual position rostered for shifts between Cruise Cafe & Bar located at Port of Airlie Terminal, and our Reefworld Pontoon located on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Shared accommodation and meals provided whilst on-duty at the Reefworld Pontoon.

This role is responsible for creating memorable guest experiences through the high-quality preparation and presentation of the on-board dining experience. Some key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of menu, ensuring high quality and guest satisfaction
  • Maintain stock and inventory levels
  • Maintain and monitor all Health & Safety including hygiene practices and procedures ensuring high standards of cleanliness and adherence to legislative requirements, HACCP compliance and the on-board SMS
  • Overseeing hygiene, cleanliness and general safety of all staff working in food preparation areas
  • Maintain and exceed standards of service and operating standards, ensuring maximum guest experience

About You

The ideal candidate will be passionate and proud of the food and service that you deliver and be willing to go above and beyond for our guests motivated to create ongoing memorable and unique guest experiences. You will be a team player with a demonstrated positive "can-do" attitude, be comfortable working and living on a Pontoon and isolated environment (Outer Great Barrier Reef), have flexibility to work extended hours including nights, weekends and public holidays.


  • Minimum of 1-years' experience in a similar Chef role, with previous Food & Beverage experience highly regarded
  • Hold relevant Commercial Cookery qualifications, First Aid and RSA certificate will be highly desirable
  • Have the necessary working entitlements to work in Australia, with a minimum 1-year commitment
  • Available to commence ASAP
  • Highly self-motivated, with great energy - A real multi-tasker!
  • Exceptional team work and leadership skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent personal presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and part of a team
  • Able to work flexible hours including weekends and extended hours, living/working in an isolated location

Applicants with previous Cookery and/or marine experience will be highly regarded.
If this sounds like you and you are passionate about being on the water, apply today to be part of the team at Cruise Whitsundays!

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