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Head Chef

Are you looking to work and reside in the world’s largest living rainforest? Well, we are looking for the newest Head Chef to take the lead on our ever-growing team at the Daintree Ecolodge.


Here at the lodge, we are incredibly passionate about sustainability and protecting native flora and fauna. You would be working in a property that houses 15 eco-friendly bayans (treehouses), a day spa and the dining restaurant, that would become your sanctuary. We have a very strong system based fundamentally around local produce and sustainable kitchen practices, such as nose to tail with minimal waste. We are looking for someone who houses all of these philosophies and who wants to create menus and dishes that live up to our code of sustainability. In saying that, we are also looking for simplicity throughout our dishes and dining experiences. We thrive on attention to detail and a uniqueness in creativity within menu development. We would require you to come up with signature dishes that will leave our guests satisfied beyond measure. The technique mandatory will be that of a seasonal Head Chef with a background in high-end boutique establishments. Between our supportive management team and our ever-growing client base, you will be encouraged and supported to express yourself like never before.


Our restaurant caters for in house guests but also provides service for the public in addition so your talent will excel outwardly from the predominant lodge clientele. As we prepare to reopen for the season your management team will be there to support and encourage you into this role and help you every step of the way. Meeting our guests’ expectations is a must but to exceed them is the ultimate goal of our Head Chef expectation here at the Daintree Ecolodge. If you are passionate about sourcing local produce, native bush tucker and sustainable environmental practices then look no further.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a consistent Head Chef role/s
  • Broad knowledge of kitchen operations e.g. WHS and Food Safety
  • Commencement as soon as possible
  • Sustainability and eco-tourism minded
  • Temporary accommodation provided
  • Minimum season commitment
  • Soft skills and hard skills of high level
  • Team ethos
  • Salary relevant to your skill set and experience


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Daintree Ecolodge
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Position: Head Chef

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