Senior Sous Chef - Full-Time
Sydney Harbour


Work on the iconic Sydney Harbour!

Join an award-winning tourism and transport company
Training and Development opportunities provided


SeaLink Sydney Harbour, encompassing the brands of Captain Cook Cruises, The Jackson and Starship Sydney is looking for a bright and energetic Senior Sous Chef with a strong work ethic and an enthusiastic attitude to join their crew!


Wanting the next step in your culinary career?
Have a background in tourism and hospitality?

Experience in food provision services?


We encourage you to apply!



SeaLink Sydney Harbour operates the largest fleet of charter vessels on Sydney Harbour and is Australia's leading and most experienced operator.


We are looking for an experienced Senior Sous Chef to join our vibrant team in delivering quality food service on one of Australia's premium Tourism and Event businesses. 


You will be working on one of our renowned Sydney Harbour vessels including, The Jackson, Starship Sydney and Sydney 2000. Our extensive fleet of 17 vessels can cater for over 3000 passengers per departure.


About You

  • Looking for the next step in your culinary career
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Self-motivated
  • Confidence and creative cooking styles with a strong emphasis on quality, consistency and presentation
  • Stock control and ordering experience
  • Experience in high-volume kitchens
  • A friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
  • The ability to thrive under pressure
  • Great teamwork and communication skills
  • Proven experience in fast-paced kitchens
  • Realisability
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Passion for cooking
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a similar role

These key requirements will be complemented by experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Commercial Cookery Certification (Essential)
  • Hygiene Certification
  • Food Safety Certificate (Essential)
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced team to reach goals - (Essential)


 About the role


We seek a positive individual with good communication skills to become part of our friendly and professional, results-oriented catering team who offers exceptional service to a wide range of customers seeking an outstanding cruise and leisure experience.

As a Senior Sous Chef, reporting to the General Manager, you will manage a catering team across our Sydney Harbour fleet. You will work onboard as a delivery team member within our onboard kitchens and onshore, assisting with the administration of the catering department. You will become proficient with every aspect of our diverse menu offering and understand the workflows and processing to ensure our galleys run effectively and efficiently. You will be qualified and have at least two years 'experience in a similar environment. You will work well under pressure. You must also have a thorough understanding of food safety and hygiene best practices and be able to demonstrate this knowledge. 


The successful candidate will enjoy being part of a business on a growth curve that is connected nationwide with significant career path opportunities. This opportunity is for someone looking for the next step in their career.

As a high-profile tourism business, the successful candidate will be required to work flexible working hours when required, including days, nights, public holidays and weekends. This role requires energy, commitment, initiative, teamwork, multi-skilling and good time management.

This is a permanent opportunity for the right applicant.


We are requesting your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best person for this position.


Please fill in as much information as you can in the track record section of the application and pay close attention to the questions.


SeaLink Sydney Harbour is part of the Kelsian Group - Australia’s largest integrated land and marine, tourism and public transport service provider with established international operations in London and Singapore.


Kelsian Group Limited is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To find out more about the Kelsian Group visit

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