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Chefs and Culinary Professionals - The Ville

Start: ASAP Where: Townsville City, QLD Type: Full time Pay: $70,000 – $100,000 per year
Out of town job


Are you fuelled by a deep passion for the artistry of cooking and the vast realm of gastronomy? Do you revel in the energetic pulse of a bustling kitchen, crafting delectable creations that tantalise the taste buds? If your heart beats to the rhythm of culinary excellence, we offer you an invitation to unleash your talent and become a vital part of our vibrant team of culinary experts.

The Role

We are seeking talented culinary staff for a number of positions across all our venues to bring this spectacular destination to life. 


Apprentice Chef
Breakfast Chef
Chef de Partie
Commis Chef
Executive Chef
Head Chef
Pastry Chef
Pizza Chef
Sous chef
Kitchen Hand
Sandwich Hand

Please note: You should have a minimum up to 2 years previous experience in the above or similar roles.


About You

  • Formal trade qualification in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to create new menu ideas and assist with menu preparation.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a high-energy kitchen. 
  • Ability to multitask and maintain 5-star standards of quality and service.
  • Strong understanding of produce, culinary techniques, and kitchen equipment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.
  • Keen eye for detail and a passion for creating visually appealing and delicious dishes.
  • Keen interest and passion for keeping up to date with industry trends.
  • A working understanding of and ability to maintain food safety standards and HACCP.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work various shifts including weekends, nights, and public holidays.

Why join us 

  • Work across our two properties, The Ville Resort-Casino, the region’s premier destination for dining, events and entertainment as well as the region’s newest luxury hotel; Ardo. 
  • Permanent Full-time positions.
  • Annual Salary range ($60,000.00 - $75,000.00) depending on position, qualifications, skills and experience.
  • Idyllic location in tropical North Queensland.
  • Straight shifts – no split shifts.
  • Uniforms supplied and laundered.
  • Free car parking.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Corporate discount on Health Insurance.
  • Paid Parental Leave.
  • Generous discounts across Morris Group.
  • Permanent career opportunities with pathways into leadership and management levels and between sister properties around Australia. 

About Us 

The Ville is tropical North Queensland’s premier destination for dining, events and entertainment; located in gorgeous Townsville boasting 300 days of sunshine every year. Rising from the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, The Ville combines casual sophistication with the vibrant, playful spirit of modern Australia. Featuring award winning restaurants, world-class facilities and entertainment, The Ville is one of Queensland’s hottest tourism destinations. 

Ardo is a brand new $88 million dollar hotel. Its arrival brings elevated relaxation and rejuvenation to North Queensland’s premier leisure and entertainment precinct, nestled on the edge of the Coral Sea with uninterrupted views across to Magnetic Island. It’s sprawling hotel suites; world-class dining outlets – Marmor and Terasu; day spa; and signature rooftop pool deck and bar combine to celebrate the spirit of the tropics with unique Ardo flair.

Ardo’s signature steak and seafood restaurant, Marmor promises a true elevation of Australia’s finest gourmet cuisine, while diners at Terasu will be invited to experience a relaxed but edgy take on traditional Japanese cuisine. Ardo Rooftop will be instantly iconic, with its stunning rooftop location, offering panoramic views across the Coral Sea to the horizon.

Our parent company, Morris Group, also owns and operates a collection of hotels and luxury lodges in North Queensland including Orpheus Island Lodge, and Mt Mulligan Lodge, in addition to Morris Hospitality, a Melbourne-based hospitality company that operates some of the city’s most iconic hotels.

As part of Morris Group, we are passionate about driving sustainability action and being part of the shift toward a net zero future. That’s why sustainable practices are at the heart of everything we do. We live and breathe it so that future generations can enjoy all the spoils our region has to offer. We are continuously working toward group-wide goals that focus on People, Place, and Planet. We’re on a mission to find a better way to do the work we love to make a positive impact for the world around us. 

We’re on the lookout for the best and brightest talent across every aspect of hospitality, tourism, corporate services, gaming, and everything in between to give our guests an unmatched holiday experience. If you are looking for a work environment that focusses on employee health and wellbeing, having fun, encourages teamwork and collaboration across all levels of the business and provides a challenge then we would love to hear from you. 

Interview required

Induction/onboarding required prior to starting role