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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. 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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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 635506 Randwick. Sydney CBD NSW Australia Randwick. Sydney CBD Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Come work within the Defence force as a chef! Join an amazing team! Apply today!
Chef Eurest B&I 614162 Eastern Creek. Mascot. Newcastle. North Sydney. Nowra. Parramatta. Randwick. Ryde. Sydney CBD NSW Australia Eastern Creek. Mascot. Newcastle. North Sydney. Nowra. Parramatta. Randwick. Ryde. Sydney CBD Compass Group Relief (NAT.REL) Chef Qualified Chef to join our casual pool team
Chef ESS Defence 626185 Newcastle NSW Australia Newcastle Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Are you an experienced Chef looking for your next opportunity? Hit apply to learn more about the benefits we have on offer!
Cook Eurest B&I 627606 Townsville QLD Australia Townsville Compass Group Business & Industry (NAT.BI1) Chef, Kitchen Support Spread your wings and take your career to new heights... Casual Cook required at Townsville Airport !!
Chef Education 628586 Camperdown. North Sydney. Randwick. Sydney CBD NSW Australia Camperdown. North Sydney. Randwick. Sydney CBD Compass Group Education (NAT.EDU) Chef Looking for a casual chef to work weekends only. Above award + casual + weekend loadings
Chef Education 635756 Camperdown. Randwick. Sydney CBD NSW Australia Camperdown. Randwick. Sydney CBD Compass Group Education (NAT.EDU) Chef Full Time Chef role in Camperdown. Fast paced environment, exceptional food and passionate chefs. Sunday - Thursday role. Finish by 7.30pm. APPLY NOW
Chef ESS Defence 626053 Brisbane CBD QLD Australia Brisbane CBD Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Apply today. Lots of benefits, stable & friendly team. Job security and opportunities for progression!
Chef ESS Defence 618926 Singleton NSW Australia Singleton Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Competitive rates, bonus incentives, job security and much more on offer! Apply today to learn more, we want to hear from you!

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