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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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71 million
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615 Locations
Australia wide




70,000 Training
courses completed p.a.

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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Flexible working

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Cook Eurest 606433 Eastern Creek NSW Australia Eastern Creek Compass Group Business & Industry (NAT.BI1) Chef, Kitchen Support We're hiring! Come and join a great team in the kitchen at Eastern Creek!
Chef Eurest 606326 Campbelltown NSW Australia Campbelltown Compass Group Business & Industry (NAT.BI1) Chef We're hiring! Seeking a Full Time Chef to join our team at a Distribition Warehouse in Smeaton Grange. Free onsite parking available!
Chef Education 606107 Adelaide SA Australia Adelaide Compass Group Education (NAT.EDU) Chef We're Hiring!... Seeking a a casual Chef to join our team based in Kensington Park.
Chef ESS Defence 606074 Liverpool NSW Australia Liverpool Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Part Time Opportunity for a qualified chef to join our team at Holsworthy Barracks.
Chef Education 605955 Launceston TAS Australia Launceston Compass Group Education (NAT.EDU) Chef Play a key role in the delivery healthy & nutritious meals to our students!
Chef ESS Defence 601521 Wagga Wagga NSW Australia Wagga Wagga Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef, Functions/Events, Kitchen Support, Other Are you are qualified Chef seeking a better work life balance? Join our small team of professionals and say goodbye to those late night shifts.
Chef Education 600244 Townsville QLD Australia Townsville Chef, Kitchen Support We are currently recruiting talented Chef and Cooks in Townsville !!
Chef ESS Defence 605824 Townsville QLD Australia Townsville Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Plenty of work available and opportunities to go permanent. Don't delay, apply now!

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