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Eno Chang has been a part of the Fink family for eight years. We take a look back on his wonderful story — from being in prime position on New Year’s Eve to experience the world-famous fireworks while working at Bennelong, to the fast-paced service of Sydney’s Italian institution OTTO — leading up to his pathway to permanent residency through Fink and the Premium Dining Labour Agreement, allowing him to continue his Australian journey.
Eno left Indonesia in 2014, with a background in food and beverage working on international cruise ships. He arrived in Sydney and joined the opening team at Bennelong, Fink and Executive Chef Peter Gilmore’s venture in the Sydney Opera House; an introduction to Australia like no other.
Eno spent four years at Bennelong, working his way from runner to section waiter, where he quickly felt at home, in none other than one of Australia’s most iconic houses. In 2020, Eno moved to Fink institution OTTO Sydney, situated on the beautiful Woolloomooloo Wharf. There Eno learned about Italian food and culture, and grew his skills in front of house, with a promotion to senior section waiter in 2022. “You have to be fast, efficient, and know how to handle tables big and small at the same time, with equal experience,” Eno says of OTTO. In his years at the restaurant, he developed close relationships with the OTTO staff, including then-General Manager, Graham Ackling, now Head of Operations at Fink.
In late 2022, Eno’s visa was close to expiring. His only option was to leave Australia when our Talent and Culture Manager, Annabel Evans, at Fink Head Office, championed by Graham Ackling and CEO Jeremy Courmadias, were able to offer Eno sponsorship via the newly established Premium Dining Labour Agreement. The program paves the path to permanent residency for many fine dining positions, including section waiter, where previously only high-level managers were able to be offered sponsorship. Under the Premium Dining Labour Agreement, employees like Eno can apply for permanent residency after just three years on their new visa.
For Eno, receiving sponsorship feels like the protection of a family, and this is what Fink strives to provide for its staff as a family-run business for over two decades. “I am forever thankful for this opportunity,” Eno says, “and it’s because of Fink that my story in Australia continues.”
At Fink we are passionate about discovering, training, and championing talent within the hospitality industry. To explore our current careers opportunities, including sponsorship options, visit our Careers page, or email our recruitment team at email@example.com to find out more, and become part of our Fink family.