Person, Face, Plant, Skin, Man



  • 615858
  • Nowra, NSW, Australia, 2541
  • Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
  • 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! 

The Position

Thanks to the growth of our Defence business in Australia, we are currently recruiting for a Full Time Chef to join our team at HMAS Creswell. On an average day you will be responsible for catering and functions for our Defence personnel. You must have catering experience, including bulk meal production, and outstanding customer service.

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
  • You will work within a team of Chefs and kitchen hands to deliver exceptional quality and service to the Defence Personnel
  • Ensuring all catering controls are in place and wastage is kept to the minimum
  • Provide exceptional customer service when interacting with customers

The Person

  • Bulk Catering experience
  • Function Experience desirable
  • HACCP Food handling experience
  • Attention to detail and great time management is a must
  • Flexible and adaptive nature, able to fit in with changing teams
  • You will be passionate about food and presentation
  • You will have the ability to work under pressure and deliver when it counts
  • Flexible with on call requirements and available for weekends
  • Must have own transport (No public transport available)


  • Uniform Provided
  • Meals provided on Shift
  • Flexible rostering hours to maintain a Life Style Balance
  • Job security, we are an essential service

If you are looking for a challenging role and want to join a team that shares your commitment to quality, safety, teamwork and "can-do safely". Click apply now.

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 Federal Police check.



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