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PEOPLE ARE AT THE CORE OF OUR SUCCESS

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LUCAS Restaurants is home to a culture that goes beyond our workplace.

We exist to see our team succeed. A community of people who connect with our family values, and are as passionate about providing memorable experiences as we are.

Hospitality from the heart and respect for all defines our guiding values.

Our culture encourages our people to achieve extraordinary things in a supportive network that recognises and nurtures talent, emboldening strength and growth both personally and professionally.

Treating our team members with respect and providing them with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally is a constant source of motivation across the board at LUCAS Restaurants.

Ongoing training, continuous development and opportunities for growth; these are the elements we focus on providing each and every individual in our ever-growing team.

JUNIOR SOUS CHEF @ HAWKER HALL

GURDEV SINGH

BACKGROUND

Originally from Jalandhar India, Gurdev Singh came to Australia with the intention of studying an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality. After graduating, Gurdev applied for a kitchen hand position at Chin Chin upon it’s opening in June 2011.

JOURNEY

Chin Chin was Gurdev’s first ever job in a restaurant. He had never even used a knife in a restaurant kitchen. However he knew he wanted more then to just work as a dish hand and soon asked if he could pick up extra shifts in food prep. He started working two extra days on top of his dish hand shifts so he could learn kitchen prep. From there he quickly worked his way though the prep stations, deciding he most liked working in the Larder section. But the Head Chef of Chin Chin saw more in him and urged him to take over at Curry station then on the Pass. Fast forward 4 years to Hawker Hall’s 2016 opening, when the Head Chef of Hawker Hall recruited Gurdev for his team in the BBQ section. Today Gurdev is employed as Junior Sous Chef and also looks after the production team.

FAVORITE MENTORS

  • Benjamin Cooper – Head Chef of Chin Chin
  • Damian Snell – Head Chef of Hakwer Hall
THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR YOU TO LEARN AND GROW, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE DRIVE FOR MORE.
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