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The Compass life

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. Our amazing Chefs and Cooks are at the forefront of the Compass Group workforce, providing high quality and nutritious food to the residents, guests and employees. 

With hundreds of sites Australia-wide, we are always looking for passionate Chefs and Cooks to join our team. 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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615 Locations
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70,000 Training
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Chefs and cooks

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 ESS Defence 613607 North Sydney. NSW Regional. Sydney CBD. Wagga Wagga NSW Australia North Sydney. NSW Regional. Sydney CBD. Wagga Wagga Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef, Functions/Events, Other Are you looking for a change? Do you want to work in a regional area? Variety of positions available in Wagga Wagga - Regional NSW. Visa Holders encouraged to apply.
Chef Eurest B&I 614162 Sydney CBD NSW Australia Sydney CBD Compass Group Relief (NAT.REL) Chef Qualified Chef to join our casual pool team
Cook Eurest 613961 Adelaide SA Australia Adelaide Compass Group Business & Industry (NAT.BI1) Chef We are seeking a passionate Cook to join our team at the Holiday Inn Express.
Chef Eurest 612157 Sydney CBD NSW Australia Sydney CBD Compass Group Business & Industry (NAT.BI1) Chef We are seeking a Full Time Chef located in the CBD. The site is located conveniently close to public transport and we operate 7 days per week.
Chef Hospital 613166 Ryde NSW Australia Ryde Compass Group Health (NAT.HEA) Chef Full time Chef opportunity located in Ryde.
Chef ESS Defence 612424 Gold Coast QLD Australia Gold Coast Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Join our 'essential services' team. We have an immediate start available. Part-time position, 30 hours a fortnight minimum. Apply today to join our fantastic team!
Chef ESS Remote 614054 Perth WA Australia Perth Compass Group Remote (NAT.ORM) Chef This role is open to both FIFO from Perth or DIDO from Geraldton. Supporting small/medium sized camps on a 9 month fixed term contract.
Chef 614354 Brisbane CBD QLD Australia Brisbane CBD Chef Looking for short term work in the lead up to Christmas and then back on deck in the new year? this could be the opportunity for you!

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