Swill Magazine Issue 5 - Out Now

Career Opportunities


Swillhouse is hiring.

Talented waiters, chefs, bar staff, hosts, dishwashers and hospitality professionals of all kinds and backgrounds are invited to join the team. Swillhouse is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive and healthy environment in which all its staff can hone their skills, broaden their professional horizons, and enjoy the benefits of being part of a unique, independently owned Australian hospitality business.

Swillhouse offers all employees the following benefits.

  • Swillhouse EAP (Employee Assistance Program) – free psychology sessions for all Swillhouse staff with experienced professionals including psychologists, counsellors and career coaches.
  • Discounted Health and Exercise memberships – Heavily discounted gym access ($16.95 per week). Yoga and Pilates studio discounts up to 20%.
  • Development Program – Monthly sessions that include outdoor activities, guest speakers, wellness workshops, exercise and sports.
  • Paid Parental Leave – Paid parental leave on a sliding scale based on tenure. The program offers up to six weeks of fully paid leave for primary carers and four weeks for secondary carers.
  • Swillhouse Book Club – An informal monthly gathering of Swillhouse employees who enjoy reading.
  • Community Contribution Plan – An annual commitment to a local charity, which is selected by Swillhouse employees, (The Black Dog Institute in 2023).
  • 40% discount on all items from the Swillhouse online store.
  • Swillhouse Diversity Forum – A platform welcoming all employees to join in the planning of a more diverse and progressive industry, starting with Swillhouse policy and initiatives.
  • Staff meal or catering provided in all venues including our bars.


Growth Plan

9 unique venues by 2029


Representation and Hiring

  • Monthly Forum held to further diversity and inclusion targets
  • Target of 50% non-male employees company wide
  • Target of 50% non-male employees company wide


Community Investments and Donations

  • Annual charitable donations of 2.5% of annual profit
  • Community volunteering opportunities for all employees


Please send your CV along with a short note describing yourself, your skillset, your ambitions, and where you see yourself at Swillhouse to careers@swillhouse.com.

Chef De Partie – The Caterpillar Club

27.10.2023 Alberto’s Lounge

We are offering the rare and exciting opportunity for a career oriented Chef de Partie to join the pre-opening team for this project, which is due to open in early December.

The Caterpillar Club will deliver world class food and cocktails, served within a stunning live music venue like no other.

We offer excellent pay and an industry leading staff benefits package, some of which are listed at the bottom of the page.

Showcasing an eclectic selection of world music, with DJs spinning vinyl from our collection of 10,000 records and live acts from Australia and abroad, this is an opportunity to work on a truly unique project.

One of Sydney’s most exciting chefs, Isobel Little will lead and oversee the kitchen, curating a menu inspired by the wine bars and supper clubs of London, New York and Paris. Celebrating the classic to the off-piste, the venue will feature an extensive back bar, drinks with a seasonal cocktail focus, and a wine list featuring Champagne, orange wines, and iconic producers from the new and old worlds.

We are looking for passionate and professional chefs with 3 years previous experience in a Chef de Partie position who are well versed in technique, with an in-depth understanding of kitchen systems and above all, a passion for service and the restaurant industry.

This is an opportunity to join and grow within a positive, inclusive and creative work culture where a love for food and hospitality is paramount.

As part of Swillhouse, we offer opportunities for progression, frequent in house training, a very competitive salary package, a four-day roster as well as the chance to work with some of Australia’s best hospitality talent.

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Cocktail Bartenders – The Caterpillar Club


Swillhouse has a rare and exciting opportunity for career-oriented bartenders to join the opening team of our newest venture, The Caterpillar Club, due to open December – a stunning cocktail bar and live music venue like no other. This is a full time, salaried position, paying $70,000 per annum plus superannuation.

The Caterpillar Club will be located in the heart of Sydney, providing a subterranean refuge for lovers of beautifully prepared drinks, rare vinyl records and a rotation of local and international live acts. There will also be a concise and punchy food offering, inspired by the supper clubs of London, New York and Paris.

Celebrating the classic to the off-piste, the venue will feature an extensive seasonal cocktail list, a back bar with over 1,000 labels, and a wine list featuring Champagne, orange wines, and iconic producers from the new and old worlds. Icy cold craft ales from our favourite breweries will also be available on tap.

We are searching for accomplished bartenders with proven experience working in quality driven venues, who have a passion for delivering exceptional bar service.

This role is suited to someone who is dedicated to the craft of bartending and wishes to build on their already excellent foundations. You will be working alongside a team of Sydney’s best Bar Managers who are experienced, supportive and committed to your further progression and success.

As part of Swillhouse, we offer many opportunities and benefits, including frequent in house training, internal cocktail competitions, a very attractive salary package, a four-day roster as well as the chance to work with some of Australia’s best hospitality talent.

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13.03.2023 The Baxter INN

The Baxter Inn is one of the world’s great whisky bars, located in Sydney, CBD, and currently hiring bartenders. This rare opportunity will suit professionals local to Sydney, or those looking to relocate for an esteemed role in a highly regaled late night landmark.

Bartending experience, exceptional service and welcoming disposition necessary fields for all candidates.

Email CV and spiel to jay@thebaxterinn.com

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Chef De Partie

13.03.2023 Alberto’s Lounge

Alberto’s Lounge needs a talented Chef de Partie.

We are looking for chefs with a minimum of 3 years experience in similar venues, with a solid grounding in Italian cuisine. We offer a four day roster (three days off), competitive pay and an excellent workplace culture.

Our food is classic Italian inspired, with a focus on seasonality, technique and simplicity. A menu that speaks to warm Italian hospitality, seasonal ingredients and generosity of flavour. Frequently evolving and with delicious weekly specials, Alberto’s menu showcases some of Australia’s finest artisanal producers and suppliers.

We are seeking a Chef de Partie with experience cooking on every section in the kitchen and who is able to work well within a small and dedicated team.

Above all we require someone who is passionate about food, service and hospitality.

As part of Swillhouse (Restaurant Hubert, Shady Pines Saloon, The Baxter Inn, Le Foote and the soon to open Caterpillar Club), we offer some of the best staff benefits in the industry with a four day roster, weekly training sessions, a mental health program and 50% staff discount at all of our restaurants for you and a guest, all year round.

If you’re interested in the position please submit your CV, references and cover letter to: elizabeth@albertoslounge.com

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Section Waiter

13.03.2023 Restaurant Hubert

Restaurant Hubert is searching for an accomplished section waiter to join our highly skilled team.

Restaurant Hubert is one of downtown Sydney’s busiest and most loved venues. We offer classic French cuisine, an extensive international wine list and showcase some of the city’s finest live jazz music.

Our focus is on our guests. We guarantee friendly service, a high-quality product, beautiful atmosphere and overall, a magical experience.

We are looking for waiters with an in-depth knowledge of food and wine, who understand how to run a seamless service and have a genuine passion for giving devoted hospitality.

As a member of the larger Swillhouse family (Alberto’s Lounge, The Baxter Inn, Frankie’s Pizza and Shady Pines Saloon) you will have access to frequent industry leading trainings, opportunities for career progression and a pool of talented hospitality professionals to guide you to success.

In addition, we offer competitive remuneration, a flexible four day roster and company wide perks.

This position requires a minimum of five years experience working a restaurant section in a similar style venue.

If this sounds like the role for you, please send your cover letter, CV and references to careers@swillhouse.com

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