Plant, Produce, Food, Vegetable, Sprout

Chef Manager

Chef Manager

  • 626994
  • Brisbane CBD, QLD, Australia, 4000
  • Full Time
  • Join a World Leader in Foods Service Support
  • Provide catering services and leadership in a prestigious boarding college environment 

We are currently recruiting for a Chef Manager that can direct and lead the catering services team focusing on quality menu design, food preparation and service! The ideal candidate will have a good grasp of the operational and financial performances of this business and a hands-on approach to managing that will ensure success.

This role is based at International House, a large boarding college located in St Lucia close to UQ, offering daily food offerings across our Retail and Boarding areas through to Functions and Events. Predominantly a Monday to Friday roster, with Christmas break off - welcome to your perfect work life balance !

  • Responsibility for the operational and financial performance of this business
  • Direction and leadership of the onsite catering team.
  • The provision of catering services across this business,
  • Maintaining the focus on quality menu design, food preparation and service and innovation,
  • Customer service and satisfaction.

The Person

  • A natural leader with a unique approach to education catering bringing flair, warmth and outstanding cuisine in a friendly upmarket setting
  • Your experience in the delivery of high-end corporate style functions is imperative as is your ability to navigate a team to success through leadership, training and safety compliance.
  • You will be an energetic, progressive, creative professional who will remain pragmatic and focussed in an ever changing and challenging environment.
  • The ability to foster close and positive working relationships with staff, key clients and customers is essential as are sound verbal and written communication skills.

The Benefits

We place great importance on being an employer of choice and offer excellent career opportunities including internal transfers; ongoing training and development including apprenticeships & traineeships; a competitive salary, recognition programs including awards, long service and team event days; site based benefits; and company discounts.

Chartwells provides bespoke fresh food solutions that are unique in the market across independent schools and universities. We are passionate about the role we play in supporting the physical and emotional well being of students. 




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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