Part-Time Cook/Kitchen Operator - Unique Opportunity!

  • Job Reference: 00006254-1
  • Date Posted: 9 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Wards Brewery
  • Website:
  • Location: Gladstone
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Training & Development, A Unique Opportunity in Craft Brewery
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Part Time, Casual

Job Description

  • Unique local opportunity in the craft beer industry
  • Not your mundane, humdrum hospitality job
  • Iconic, historic local brand

The Business

Growing up in Gladstone we fondly remember cracking the top off a bottle of Ward’s Soft Drink, sparkling pineapple, orange, cherry cheer, ginger ale and creaming soda to name a few favourites.

That’s the feeling we’re hoping to capture with every beer poured at this historic former cordial factory, as we proudly write a new chapter for Ward’s and the Gladstone community.

Slide open the old timber doors of the 100-year-old factory on Auckland Street and you’ll still find fruity flavours, like our hoppy IPA inspired by Queensland’s tropical climate and a cleansing lager to quench your thirst.

In the heart of Gladstone we’ve transformed the space into a laidback brewpub with local food, good vibes and great beer.  But Ward’s Brewery is about more than beer. It’s about our community, our heritage and our dreams.

As your local Gladstone brewery we love our community and try to work with regional produce and local producers where possible.

We are offering a modern brewpub menu with small snacks and big bites. 

We have a full-size commercial kitchen with state-of-the-art equipment and we are running a systemised approach to meal service. 

The Opportunity

We’re building a first-class team; a crucial component of our welcoming environment, where the diverse Gladstone community can raise a glass, dream big ideas and come together as one. 

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dedicated team of professionals, passionate about brewing, craft beers and customer service.  The chance to be part of an iconic local brand and a unique space, which is being carefully curated as a pre-eminent experience. 

We currently have an opportunity in food preparation and we’re looking to hire an experienced cook/kitchen operator to start as soon as possible.  

About You

  • You are experienced in the hospitality sector, in food preparation.
  • You understand the importance of exceeding customer expectations and you’re skilled in making each customer feel special and appreciated.
  • You want something much more than the “run of the mill” hospitality job.
  • Available to work flexible hours, RSA, food safety and other relevant qualifications highly regarded

Your Reward

You will receive an hourly rate based on the role and your level of experience, plus you’ll benefit from premier training and skills development. 

If you’ve read this far you’ll realise by now this is not a mundane, humdrum job!  Instead it’s a unique pathway, unavailable elsewhere in the local region, to get involved with the brewpub industry.  An attractive career development opportunity, to be part of a venue that is well-connected and recognised in the brewing field.

Our team act as ambassadors for local tourism, so as an added bonus you may also be given the opportunity to have fun visiting local attractions and experiences.  This will enable you to provide authentic information and first-hand advice to our customers.

Next Steps

To register your interest click the “Apply for this job now” button and upload your Resume.  

To discuss this opportunity, or if you have questions, contact Michael Comley for a confidential discussion on 0473 737 866 or