phone4759 9500


Full Time
Townsville RSL Club
Hourly rate
January 25th 2022

About us

The Townsville RSL Group are looking for a Chef/Cook to join the RSL Kitchen team and have the opportunity to be mentored by Executive Chef Rodney Smith. Rodney has a wealth of experience working across Australia and various cuisines from 5 Star hotels to exclusive club environments. Rodney Smith started his apprenticeship at The Sydney Boulevard Hotel with SPHC and attending Ryde Catering College (Le Cordon Bleu), Rod’s potential was quickly recognized and he was invited to be part of the opening crew at the Cairns Parkroyal Hotel. Rod re-located back to Sydney where he started at Sous Chef at The Australian Club where he spent 10 years cultivating his craft. Rod eventually came back to his roots at hotel level with Mantra Group/Accor. After 13 years successfully leading teams at Mantra on Kent (Sydney), Peppers Palm Bay (Long Island Whitsunday’s), Peppers Blue on Blue (Magnetic Island) and Aanuka beach resort (Coffs Harbour), Rod returned to Townsville.

Qualifications & experience

  • Qualified chef/cook
  • Experience in fast paced environments
  • History of high standards and attention to detail
  • Reliable, presentable, punctual and most of all a team player
  • Willingness to progress and drive change within the organisation
  • Versatile in all areas including fryer, grill and plate up


Tasks & responsibilities

  • Prepare and cook high quality food according to menu guidelines and recipes
  • Help to create good communication between floor and kitchen staff
  • Assist with training of apprentices
  • Follow correct hygienic handling practices
  • Use safe work practices
  • Drive and passion to grow within the venue


  • Career progression
  • Multiple venues
  • Flexible working hours/work life balance
  • Opportunity to further your hospitality knowledge
  • 1 weekend off a month/straight through shifts incorporated into the rotating roster

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(07) 4759 9500

139 Charters Towers Rd,
Hermit Park QLD 4812