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Hundreds of thousands of people around Australia rely on us every day to not only provide their breakfasts, lunches and dinners but a range of support services. Globally, we bring together the combined strength of a Group which operates in 45 countries, with more than 600,000 employees, to deliver the same superior standards of service globally, daily, personally.

We believe that our people are our business. We want Compass Group to be an amazing place to work. The quality of everything we do for our clients is down to the dedication and skill of our people. We have over 1,000 chefs, cooks and apprentices all over the country. And we love celebrating the people behind our food.


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Leo's story

Leo Gstrein is the Restaurant Associates National Executive Chef. Growing up on a farm in Austria, Leo’s parents created an idyllic culinary and hospitality environment to nurture his early interests in the discipline. Leo has a long list of culinary posts in a very special list of world famous restaurants, but he is quick to talk about what he learned and the mistakes he made along the way. “They taught me how to respect the produce or how to get the best out of individuals within the team.” Leo believes in the power of mentoring and that his role will be “to ignite the flames of passion for cooking in all our chefs, whether fresh out of culinary school, or those seasoned veterans”. He is passionate about sharing his journey with his fellow cooks and chefs and sees this as “a personal responsibility to pay the knowledge forward”. 

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Chef Education 591030 North Sydney NSW Australia North Sydney Compass Group Education (NAT.EDU) Chef We are on the hunt for an experienced Early Learning Centre Chef to join our team in Lane Cove! Sound knowledge in allergens is essential.
Chef ESS Defence 592601 Brisbane CBD QLD Australia Brisbane CBD Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Apply today, don't delay. Variety of shifts available, join a highly professional and supportive team. Interviews commencing shortly!
Chef ESS Defence 591889 Canberra ACT Australia Canberra Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef If you're looking to join a great team, apply today and join us at the prestigious Royal Military College base! Fantastic role, competitive rates, job security and more!
Chef Education 587381 North Sydney NSW Australia North Sydney Compass Group Education (NAT.EDU) Chef We are seeking a casual weekend Chef to join our team in Normanhurst. You will oversee a small team
Chef Education 588149 North Sydney NSW Australia North Sydney Compass Group Education (NAT.EDU) Chef We are currently recruiting for 2 experienced Chefs to join our team in Normanhurst! * Full-time, Monday to Friday - no late nights * Part-time, Saturday & Sunday (must have experience leading a small team)
Chef ESS Defence 586748 Toowoomba QLD Australia Toowoomba Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Seeking Experienced Chefs who share our passion for serving quality food to our customers.
Cook Eurest 591649 Melbourne CBD. Truganina. Werribee VIC Australia Melbourne CBD. Truganina. Werribee Compass Group Business & Industry (NAT.BI1) Chef Casual Cook Position Available! Join a fantastic team at Coles Somerton.
Chef ESS Defence 584924 Nowra. NSW Regional. Sydney CBD NSW Australia Nowra. NSW Regional. Sydney CBD Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Want to rediscover the joys of life outside of work & get the life balance you deserve? Are you looking for a sea change?

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