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Want to work by the sea with a fun and passionate team of people?


STANDARD DAVE IS SEEKING A FULL TIME CHEF to join our small team. An opportunity for the right candidate to grow our menu and run a kitchen with a team of passionate professionals. Excellent working conditions and fun team culture.

Standard Dave provides casual high quality dining experiences. Our restaurant is set in Warrnambool at the end of the Great Ocean Road in a 19th century sand stone building complete with a fireplace, courtyard, dining room, function rooms, band areas, and The Dart and Marlin bar next door.

Our menu includes simple and tasty Italian inspired dishes including gourmet pizzas, house-made pasta, and bar food. The Dart and Marlin next door is a bar and live music venue that supports Australian talent, providing an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone.  

We thrive on excellent service, product knowledge and team work!

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified chef

  • 2+ years kitchen experience as a qualified chef

  • Enthusiastic with a passion for food

  • Effective communicator

  • Strong ability to work within a small team

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Running a seasonal kitchen

  • Menu planning

  • Budget and stock control

  • Rostering and managing staff


  • Attractive salary and working conditions

  • Small caring team with flexible hours

  • Transfer packages available (accom + surf board)

  • Close to beach & train station (3.45hr direct journey to Melbourne

  • Strong relationships with small and independent producers

  • Supported working environment with room for individual growth


The role is advertised as full time ongoing, but short to medium term applicants are encouraged to apply. If this sounds like the job for you, please send through your CV to


We look forward to hearing from you!