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Career Opportunities

CAREERS

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.

  • 50% discount to the Swillhouse restaurants for you and a friend
  • 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%.
  • Paid Parental Leave – Paid parental leave on a sliding scale based on tenure.
  • Community Contribution Plan – An annual commitment to a local charities, which for 2024 are The Black Dog Institute and Groundswell Giving
  • 40% discount on all items from the Swillhouse online store.
  • Swillhouse Diversity Forum – A platform where employees 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 managers 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.

Venue Manager

30.05.2024 Restaurant Hubert

Restaurant Hubert has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Venue Manager to join the team.

We are looking for a dedicated restaurant professional who has a minimum of ten years industry experience and a proven track record in managing restaurants of this calibre.

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. We pride ourselves on extending warm and knowledgeable service, incredible ambience and delivering a magical experience for every guest.

The role is primarily focussed on delivering a memorable experience to our guests through:

  • Maintaining service standards in our dining room by actively leading the team
  • Delivering regular staff trainings for the front of house
  • Conveying constant and constructive, one on one feedback to our employees
  • Having open and regular dialogue with our Head Chef and Reservations Manager
  • Inducting new employees to the venue
  • Mentoring junior team members and facilitating their progression within the venue and beyond
  • Maintaining the venue’s presentation at all times

This role suits somebody who has previously held a Restaurant Manager or General Manager title in a similar style of operation. We are looking for somebody who is truly passionate about hospitality, and the varied and interesting interactions that this role will bring. Skills in people management and diplomacy are a must!

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 joining a dynamic team of industry professionals.

In addition to an excellent salary this is an opportunity to join one of Sydney’s most creative and progressive hospitality businesses. Swillhouse is committed to providing a positive and supportive workplace for all of our team and has a generous suite of other benefits to offer, some of which include:

  • 50% discount for you, plus one guest, at Swillhouse restaurants
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Dedicated mental health program offering free one-on-one sessions
  • Monthly in-venue training and info sessions (food, wine, and service-based)
  • Discounted membership to some of Sydney’s best yoga and pilates studios
  • Strong weekly tips
  • Delicious daily staff meal

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

If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter, CV, and references to anthony@swillhouse.com

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Restaurant Reservations Coordinator

31.05.2024 Restaurant Hubert

Swillhouse (Restaurant Hubert, Alberto’s Lounge, Le Foote) is looking for an experienced Reservations Coordinator to join our office team in a full time capacity. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with restaurant floor experience, looking to move to a Monday to Friday roster and not work late nights.

Swillhouse is known for beautiful venues, delicious food and drinks, and warm, thoughtful hospitality. Our guests are our focus and we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service, starting from the very first interaction.

This role is focussed on responding to reservation enquiries for Restaurant Hubert, Alberto’s Lounge and Le Foote by phone and email. The position also requires someone who is proficient with answering detailed questions about food, wine and service. Previous fine dining restaurant experience is preferred but not essential.

The successful candidate will be reporting to our Events and Reservations Manager.

Skills and Attributes required:

  • – Minimum one year experience working in reservations, preferably in a fine dining restaurant setting
  • – Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • – Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • – Restaurant floor management experience is an advantage
  • – Knowledge of Guest Centre or similar reservations platform
  • – Attention to detail
  • – Ability to be flexible and adaptive to guest requests
  • – Ability to problem solve, calmly and professionally

As part of Swillhouse you will be entitled to a suite of employee benefits including:

  • – 50% discount to all Swillhouse restaurants
  • – Discounted gym, pilates and yoga memberships
  • – Access to all of Swillhouse’s awesome food and beverage trainings
  • – Dedicated mental health program
  • – No nights!
  • – Monthly book club

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

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Chef De Partie

09.05.2024 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: isobel@swillhouse.com

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Junior Sous Chef

09.05.2024 Le Foote

Le Foote is looking for a Junior Sous Chef to help lead our team. We are offering an excellent salary package, flexible roster, weekly tips and awesome staff benefits, some of which are listed at the bottom of the page.

Located in the historic heart of Sydney, Le Foote is a European inspired restaurant and wine bar, owned and operated by Swillhouse (The Caterpillar Club, Alberto’s Lounge, Restaurant Hubert, The Baxter Inn and Shady Pines Saloon.)

Le Foote was recently awarded the Restaurant of the Year in the Time Out Sydney Restauarant Award and also received One Chef’s Hat in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. Le Foote is modelled on the all-day eating and drinking cultures of Barcelona, Amsterdam and Rome, particularly their wine bars, outdoor eateries, and quiet enjoyment of life.

The venue features two bustling bars and a 70-seat courtyard restaurant, which will be centred around a charcoal grill, producing dry aged steaks, beautifully grilled vegetables and some of Australia’s finest seafood.

We are looking for a Junior Sous Chef who has previous experience cooking in fine dining venues and who has mastered every section of the kitchen.

The Junior Sous Chef is responsible for managing a small team and for guiding younger chefs to success. The Junior Sous Chef oversees prep shifts, assists with ordering, and is fundamental to the day-to-day running of the entire kitchen operation. In addition to the prerequisite high standard of cooking, time management, and excellent communication skills are expected of those applying for this role.

As part of Swillhouse, we offer opportunities for progression, weekly in-house training, a rotating flexible roster, in addition to a very competitive salary and the opportunity to work with a highly skilled team.

Our staff benefits package includes:

  • 50% discount for you, plus one guest, at all Swillhouse restaurants
  • Dedicated mental health program, offering free one-on-one sessions
  • Monthly in venue training and info sessions (food, wine and service based)
  • Weekly tips
  • Excellent daily staff meal

 

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

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Section Waiter

09.05.2024 Le Foote

Swillhouse is searching for an accomplished section waiter, to join the highly skilled team of Le Foote.

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

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

 

The venue features a bustling wine bar and a 70-seat courtyard restaurant, which will be centred around a charcoal grill, producing dry aged steaks, beautifully grilled vegetables and some of Australia’s finest seafood.

Our focus is on our guests. We guarantee friendly service, a high-quality product, beautiful atmosphere and overall, a magical experience. This position requires a minimum of 3 years experience working a restaurant section in a similar style venue.

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

In addition, we offer competitive pay, a flexible roster and company wide perks.

Swillhouse is committed to providing a positive and supportive workplace for all of our team and have a suite of other benefits to offer, some of which include:

  • 50% discount for you, plus one guest, at the Swillhouse restaurants
  • Discounted gym membership
  • 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)
  • Discounted membership to some of Sydney’s best yoga and pilates studios
  • Swillhouse book club
  • Strong weekly tips
  • Delicious daily staff meal

 

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

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Sommelier

09.05.2024 Restaurant Hubert

Restaurant Hubert is looking for a Sommelier to join our experienced team of wine professionals. In this role you will assist in the explaining, selling and serving of our extensive beverage list and should be comfortable providing world class service to our eclectic clientele; from the wine novice to the aficionado, everybody should have a magical experience.

You will also work closely with the Head Sommelier to further develop our culture of knowledge and enthusiasm around wine. In addition to excellent remuneration, our employees are offered a suite of additional benefits which can be found at the bottom of the page.

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 wine focus is on classic, small volume, French and Australian producers, while still remaining enthusiastic about discovering talented new winemakers and bottlings of anything that’s truly delicious.

We’re seeking an experienced Sommelier to join our team and continue to offer exceptional service, whilst assisting in managing and serving our list of over 600 wines. In addition, we require someone who is excited to guide our floor team with further learning, tastings and mentoring.

As part of Swillhouse, (Alberto’s Lounge,The Baxter Inn, The Caterpillar Club, Shady Pines Saloon and Le Foote) we have strong group buying ability and access to rare allocations, along with great relationships with Australia’s best importers.

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

This is the perfect position for an experienced sommelier looking to further their career alongside a passionate and collaborative team of industry professionals.

Swillhouse is committed to providing a positive and supportive workplace for all. We are offering a competitive salary and excellent weekly tips alongside one of the best employee benefits packages available in the industry.

Our other staff benefits include:

  • 50% discount for you, plus one guest, at all Swillhouse restaurants
  • Weekly wine tastings of world class producers
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Dedicated mental health program, offering free one on one sessions
  • Monthly in venue training and info sessions (food, wine and service based)
  • Discounted membership to some of Sydney’s best yoga and pilates studios
  • Great weekly tips
  • Excellent daily staff meal

If the position interests you, please forward your cover letter, CV and references to gerald@swillhouse.com

Job Types: Full-time, Casual

Pay: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year

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Cocktail Bartenders

09.05.2024 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 – 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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Cocktail Bartender

09.05.2024 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 sam@thebaxterinn.com

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Section Waiter

09.05.2024 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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