So...You Want To Be A Chef?
May 03, 2021
This all-expenses-paid program balances theory, practice, and job experience in Sydney’s most exciting restaurants, working alongside the best in the biz. Are you passionate, driven, and hungry for opportunity? Take the leap and start your cheffing journey today– course commencing July 2021
How long does the course go for?
This accelerated course runs for 18 months. Ideally apprentices are offered ongoing employment at the end of the 18 months as a skilled Commis Chef with Merivale. A 3-year commitment is required for ongoing learning and working in the kitchen.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
Merivale are looking for inquisitive, respectful, honest, resilient, growth-orientated individuals who are passionate about food, and ready to hit the ground running. That's is really!
How does this program differ from others?
This is an all-expenses paid, internal Cert3 program, run by Merivale - a well respected indsutry name that qualifies you as a chef, in an accelerated fashion. It balances theory, practice and on the job experience, whilst giving you exposure to many of Sydney's best restaurants and the chance to learn from Australia's best-known chefs. It's also run by Peter DOyle, who's inspiring, engaging and pays one on one attnetion to apprentices.
Which merivale vanues/ chefs are involved?
Nearly all of the Merivale venues will be involved and matched to candidates. Executive chefs will assists their head chefs to manage and mentor the apprentices in their venue.
Merivale aim to bring a little magic into the everyday. They are driven to deliver unique and memorable experiences to every person who steps into one of our venues.
Owned and run by the Hemmes family for over 60 years, Merivale began as an iconic fashion house started by John and Merivale Hemmes. Merivale’s fashionable beginnings were soon followed by a venture into hospitality, opening a Thai tea café within their Sydney CBD fashion building in 1970. From here, Merivale’s hospitality roots were firmly planted.
Merivale is now led by CEO Justin Hemmes, whose creativity and knack for pushing the boundaries has made Merivale what it is today. Hemmes has become a pioneer within the Australian hospitality industry, growing the ever-expanding Merivale portfolio to over 70 brands and venues.