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Chefs | Talisman Sabre 2019 | Expression of Interest

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Location: QLD Regional
Work type: Temp Full
Categories: Chef

  • Opportunity to work on a large-scale Defence Exercise
  • Gain invaluable experience in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Learn valuable skills to take back to your site
  • Work with an outstanding team

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 is a major Army exercise that is designed to evaluate the war fighting skills of a Brigade. As each of the Army's combat brigades go through the force generation cycle of 'readying - ready - reset', major exercises - such as Exercise Talisman Sabre - allow commanders to ensure their formations and units are battle ready and for headquarters to exercise their processes and procedures. The exercises are also the perfect activity to allow Australian forces to interact with allied forces that may participate. This will be held at Camp Rocky in Rockhampton Queensland.

The Position

In support of this exercise, ESS has been asked to provide support to the on the ground Defence Catering Corp. As ESS already delivers the best hospitality and catering services to many Defence sites in Australia, we see this this an opportunity to further showcase our talented employees. 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!

We are currently asking for expressions of interest for: Experienced Chefs

The Person:

You will be a Hospitality professional and will be a proven leader of front and/or back of house teams that provide a first-class customer service experience to the men and women of the Australian Defence Forces. You will oversee a major exercise and ensure quality customer service. In fact, ideally you will be doing this now and will be able to "hit the ground running" if you join the ESS Talisman Sabre team.

  • You will required between May 20th – August 6th 2018
  • This is a fixed term contract and will end on the 6th of August 2018
  • Management and Supervision of Line Managers and staff
  • High level interaction with Senior Defence Personnel
  • Experience in stock control, ordering, hygiene, menu planning and safety awareness
  • Ability to organise managers and staff to achieve high quality output in volume
  • Implementing and observing relevant safety & hygiene practices
  • Function planning and management experience

You will be highly organised, have large scale catering experience, including bulk meal production and will find working with multiple dining facilities a breeze. It goes without saying that satisfying your Client and customers is of paramount importance on the ground during this exercise.

Other requirement of the positions include:

  • Qualified Chefs – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Catering experience (essential), batch 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

If you have been gently nodding your head whilst reading about this exercise and am thinking "I'm great at all that and would love the experience of a large-scale exercise, well we really want to hear from you!

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. This opportunity will provide experience and transferable skills that may help you progress within Compass Group.

Other Benefits may include:

  • Accommodation and Travel provided.
  • Meals provided.
  • A cyclical roster pattern.
  • Working with other Compass employees from different sectors.
  • See a unique part of the country.

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

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