Swill Magazine Issue 3 - 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.

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.

Swill Magazine Advertising Sales


Swill is a collectible, large format print publication donning the motto ‘restaurants, bars, art, life’.

Swill magazine needs an advertising sales person. $120K + commission.

Swillhouse own a shortlist of deeply memorable venues, including Shady Pines Saloon, The Baxter Inn, Frankie’s Pizza (RIP), Restaurant Hubert, Alberto’s Lounge and Le Foote. We created the towering pages of Swill magazine to cast that magic of true hospitality beyond our physical spaces.

The successful applicant will maintain existing advertiser relationships, and create new ones.
You will need proven experience in ad sales and brand partnership management.
You will need access to well aligned brands and an airtight understanding of the caliber of content required.

To apply, email jordan@swillhouse.com

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Operations/Venue Manager


Swillhouse has a rare and exciting opportunity for a career-oriented hospitality professional to join the team of our newest venture, The Caterpillar Club, due to open in August – a stunning live music venue like no other.

We are searching for an accomplished Operations Manager with a minimum of 10 years of experience working in premium venues and proven experience operating a 200-capacity venue.

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. Head Chef Isobel Little will oversee the kitchen, curating a menu of sophisticated snacks until late, seven nights a week. 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.

In a senior management position, your role will see you report directly to the General Manager, with the capability of running the venue in their absence. You will have in-depth knowledge of all beverage categories, with an emphasis on cocktails. Proven experience and the ability to manage compliance for a large, late-night venue is a must, as well as impeccable people management skills.

Most importantly, we are searching for somebody who will help create a positive and professional team culture centred around learning, knowledge, and a passion for hospitality. This is a fantastic next career move for someone interested in progression and having creative input into an exciting and creative team of industry professionals.

In addition to an excellent salary and flexible four-day roster, this is an opportunity to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic hospitality businesses.

If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter, CV, and references to ANTHONY@SWILLHOUSE.COM

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Senior Sous Chef

13.03.2023 Le Foote

Swillhouse is searching for an accomplished Senior Sous chef to join the pre-opening team at our new venue, Le Foote, due to open late Janurary. This is an exciting career opportunity to be part of the menu planning, recipe testing and team building of a highly anticipated opening, alongside our talented Head Chef, Stefano Marano.

Located in the historic heart of Sydney, Le Foote is a European inspired wine bar and restaurant, and the newest addition to Swillhouse; owner/operators of Alberto’s Lounge, Restaurant Hubert, Frankie’s Pizza, The Baxter Inn and Shady Pines Saloon.

Le Foote will be modelled on the all-day eating and drinking cultures of Amsterdam, Paris and Rome, particularly their cafe’s, outdoor eateries, and culture of quiet enjoyment of life.

Housed in one of Australia’s oldest buildings, our wine bar features cobblestoned walkways, heritage balconies and al fresco street dining, with an extensive all day menu. In addition, there will be an 80-seat courtyard restaurant centred around a custom Josper grill, which will be producing beautifully grilled vegetables, dry aged steaks and some of Australia’s finest seafood.

We are looking for someone with extensive cooking experience of at least Senior Sous Chef level. This role requires a chef who can lead a team, problem solve, mentor junior staff and who has the capacity to manage the entire kitchen operation in the absence of the Head Chef. Experience cooking over fire is preferable, but not a prerequisite.

More importantly, we are searching for somebody who will help create a positive and professional team culture, centred around learning, knowledge and a passion for hospitality.

This is a fantastic next career move for someone interested in progression and having creative input to an exciting and dynamic kitchen.

Swillhouse offers an array of employee benefits, ranging from 50% discount at all of our venues, a mental health program, monthly development sessions and excellent remuneration, to name a few.

If this role sounds exciting to you and you have the required experience, then we would love to meet with you and discuss the details. Please email your cover letter, CV and references to stefano@lefoote.com

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Chefs of All Levels

13.03.2023 Le Foote

Our new venue, Le Foote, is set to open in March, and we are looking for commis chefs, CDPs and Sous Chefs to join us on the opening team.

Located in The Rocks, Le Foote is centred around a 60 seat courtyard restaurant, our custom Josper grill taking pride of place with beautifully grilled steaks, seafood and whole fish featuring on the all day Mediterranean menu.

Attached to the restaurant is our European inspired wine bar, offering a reduced menu, classic and natural wines from around the world, along with polished and knowledgeable service.

If you are looking for a rewarding next chapter and want to work in a positive workplace culture, alongside an industry leading team, then look no further and apply today. Actually, right now.

Experience cooking on charcoal is a plus, but not a requirement; we can teach you!

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Section Waiters and Bartenders

13.03.2023 Le Foote

Our new venue, Le Foote, is opening in March and we are now hiring experienced section waiters and bartenders to join the team.

Le Foote is inspired by the all day eating and drinking cultures of the Mediterranean and features three small bars and a courtyard restaurant in one of Sydney’s most historic locations, The Rocks.

With an extensive international wine list, seasonally driven cocktails and a menu centred around charcoal cooking, Le Foote will deliver an exceptional guest experience whether for a quick drink or an extravagant dinner.

We are searching for front of house people who are at ease on the floor and can provide our relaxed, thoughtful, precise and professional brand of service. Easy!

Swillhouse offers great remuneration, work life balance and a positive workplace culture. We also have plenty of opportunities to progress.

If you are ready to take that next step in your career, then please get in touch today.

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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 and Frankie’s Pizza), 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 venues 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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Senior Sous Chef

13.03.2023 Restaurant Hubert

Restaurant Hubert is looking for a Senior Sous Chef to help lead our kitchen team to further success. We are offering an excellent salary package and weekly cash tips, one of the industry’s best employee benefits programs (see the list below), and the chance to work for one of Australia’s most exciting hospitality companies, Swillhouse.

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 food draws inspiration from fine dining greats such as Escoffier and Bocuse and also pays homage to provincial French favourites. Charcuterie, crustaceans, whole fish and a range of prime beef cuts feature prominently on our extensive menu.

We are looking for a Senior Sous chef who is well versed in French technique, with an in-depth understanding of kitchen systems and above all, a passion for service and the restaurant industry.

The Senior Sous Chef at Restaurant Hubert works closely with the Head Chef and is responsible for all elements of the kitchen operation, including, but not limited to;

Guest Experience – ensuring all aspects of the food offering are consistently to the standards expected by the Head Chef and Management
Menu development – Work with the Head Chef to create new dishes and specials in line with Hubert brief
Training – Inducting and training junior chefs. Mentoring younger members of the team and guiding them to success

In addition, the Senior Sous Chef is expected to provide 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.

Our staff benefits include:

50% discount for you, plus one guest, at all Swillhouse venues
Discounted gym memberships
Dedicated mental health program, offering free one on one sessions
Monthly in venue training and info sessions (food, wine and service based)
Monthly team development sessions (surfing, meditation, sports, guest speakers and more)
Discounts to some of Sydney’s best yoga and pilates studios
Swillhouse book club
Weekly tips
Excellent daily staff meal

If you are interested in the position please submit your CV, references and cover letter to: alexis@restauranthubert.com

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Restaurant Hubert Maître D’ – Host

13.03.2023 Restaurant Hubert

Restaurant Hubert is looking for an experienced and dynamic Host or Maître D’ to welcome the venue’s eclectic and loyal clientele upon arrival at the venue. This role requires at least five years in either a Restaurant Manager, Host or Maître D’ position within a venue of a similar calibre.

Since opening in 2016, Restaurant Hubert has established itself as an institution on the Sydney hospitality landscape and is renowned for showcasing live jazz, classic French cuisine and delivering an exceptional experience for each and every guest.

Restaurant Hubert is searching for a personable and charming professional to oversee the venue’s many guest reservations as they arrive for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday

As the first point of contact for arriving guests, this role requires somebody who is impeccably presented, with a quick wit and an unflappable demeanour. An understanding of the Sydney dining scene and its regular clientele is certainly an advantage, but not a requirement. Most importantly, we are seeking somebody with a sense of ease, fun and enthusiasm to join us in the team for this very unique and newly created role.

In addition to greeting guests, this position involves developing enduring relationships with returning patrons, collating guest preferences and converting first time visitors into long term devotees.

This role presents a rare opportunity to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic hospitality companies, and the chance to grow with our expanding business.

If you have the requisite experience and skillset and are interested in joining the team, please email anthony@swillhouse.com

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