Person, Face, Plant, Skin, Man



  • 644659
  • Nowra, NSW, Australia, 2541
  • Full Time

We currently have a unique opportunity for a Chef to join our team on a Full-Time permanent agreement at HMAS Creswell in Jervis Bay. These positions are suited for candidates that like to work in a fasted paced supportive team environment. Training is provided and you'll be working for one of the largest catering and support services company in the world!  

Who are we looking for?

  • Qualified Chef – Certificate III or above in Commercial Cookery 
  • Previous experience in a bulk cooking 
  • HACCP Food handling experience 

What would be your key duties?

  • Preparing buffet style bulk cooking for Breakfast and Lunch or Dinner and Desserts 
  • You will offer guidance and support to the kitchen team where needed 
  • Ensure all OH&S compliance is achieved 
  • Working on your own, unsupervised or within a team of other Chefs depending on the size of the kitchen 
  • Ensuring all catering controls are in place and wastage is kept to the minimum 
  • Provide exceptional customer service when interacting with our customers and/or client 
  • You may be working on your own, unsupervised or with a team of other Chefs depending on the shift. 

Why choose Compass?

  • Parking on Site 
  • Meals when on duty 
  • Limited Late Nights 

As you will understand, Government establishments need to be highly secure. This means thatdue to Government security clearancerequirements the successful applicant will be subject to an Australian Federal Police check. 

Defencelife has the privilege of serving millions of meals to our Defence personnel. Whether it’s out in the field or in dining halls, we provide everything from snacks to buffet style meals to first class dining experiences for functions. The support we provide is vital in ensuring our personnel thrive during their service. We deliver high quality food coupled with a fantastic customer service experience.


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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