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Head Chef | Full Time | Kapooka

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Location: NSW Regional
Work type: Full time
Categories: Chef, Chef Manager

ESS delivers the best hospitality and catering services to many Defence sites in Australia and around the world. Our leading edge catering systems mean that delivering a fantastic customer service experience is always our aim. We thrive on the challenge ….. and we get the job done safely!

The Position

Thanks to the growth of our Defence business in Australia, we are currently recruiting for a Head Chef to join our team at Kapooka.  You will be a Hospitality superstar and will be a proven leader of front and/or back of house teams that provide a first-class customer service experience.

You have:

  • A passion for food and a thorough understanding of current food trends within the market.
  • Creativity & enthusiasm for developing a market-leading food-offering
  • Positive leadership and team development.
  • Ability to maintain quality and consistency.
  • Understanding and delivery of food and cost control of the kitchen.
  • Maintain a high food hygiene and safe kitchen working conditions.

Key Duties

  • Responsible for the Production Kitchen and Breakfast & Lunch Service
  • Ordering Stock, checking supplies and deliveries
  • You will offer guidance and support to the kitchen team where needed
  • Ensure all OH&S compliance is achieved
  • Working on your own, unsupervised or within a team of other Chefs depending on the size of the site
  • Ensuring all catering controls are in place and wastage is kept to the minimum
  • Provide exceptional customer service when interacting with residents

The Person

  • Qualified Chefs – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Bulk Catering experience (essential), bulk cooking, Buffet / Banquet Chef , Function Chef experience highly desirable
  • HACCP Food handling experience
  • Attention to detail and great time management is a must
  • Flexible and adaptive nature, able to fit in with changing teams
  • You will be passionate about food and presentation
  • You will have the ability to work under pressure and deliver when it counts

The Benefits

We place great importance in looking after our people and offer excellent career opportunities including opportunities anywhere in Australia (or the world) where we operate, corporate health plan discounts, a range of discounts and special offers with our preferred benefit providers, learning and development opportunities, service awards and reward and recognition programs including our annual Star Awards.

If you are looking for a challenging role and want to join a team that shares your commitment to quality, safety, teamwork and "can-do safely". Click apply now.

As you will understand, Defence establishments need to be highly secure. This means that due to Defence security clearance requirements the successful applicant must be an Australian Citizen and will be subject to an Australian Federal Police check.


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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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