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Catering Supervisor

Catering Supervisor

  • 643467
  • Townsville, QLD, Australia, 4810
  • Full Time

ESS Defence delivers the best hospitality and catering services to our Defence personnel. We are committed to providing nutritional and delicious meals to our customers, whether it is in dining halls or out on the field. The work that we do is essential in keeping our Australian Defence Force healthy, comfortable, and living their best Defence Life!

We are currently looking for an experienced Catering Supervisor to join our team in Townsville. As part of this position, you will report directly to the Operations Manager and you will have approx. five chefs and a kitchen hand reporting to you. You will be working in a large dynamic team! Full training and support on our processes and procedures will be provided.  


  • Ensure efficient operation of the kitchen.
  • Lead medium team to deliver high quality and exceptional customer service.
  • Provide guidance and support to the team.
  • Plan catering for an event or function
  • Follow company health, safety and security procedures
  • Stocktaking and Ordering – My Orders 
  • Monitor catering revenue and costs
  • Maintain consumer satisfaction
  • Review and promote training

The Person: 

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Extensive function experience
  • Experience in stock control, ordering, hygiene, menu planning, safety awareness and staff control
  • Good knowledge of butchery, vegetarian dishes, and healthy heart food
  • Proven hand on trade skills
  • Knowledge of quality management systems
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a positive outlook and professional manner
  • Team player and able to work autonomously
  • Flexible approach and attitude


  • Attractive Salary
  • Monday to Friday
  • Uniforms supplied.
  • Meals when on duty
  • Parking on site

 Apply now to learn more about the role we have on offer! 

As you will understand, Government establishments need to be highly secure. This means that due to Government security clearance requirements the successful applicant will be subject to an Australian Police check.


Our people’s unique backgrounds, experience, and abilities are at the heart of our vibrant workforce. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the diverse communities that we serve, where everyone feels empowered and valued. By building diverse teams means we are creating inclusive environments for all our people and also those we connect with through our day to day operation. We welcome & encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, gender expressions, gender identity and people with disability.


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