Person, Plant, Produce, Food, Vegetable, Lunch, Meal, Bean


  • 604761
  • NSW Regional
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Chef
  • 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 qualified Chefs (Cert III or above) and experienced cooks to join our team based at Wagga Wagga (Regional NSW) on a full-time basis. These positions are suited for candidates that like to work in a fast paced supportive team environment. Visa Holders needing to work in a Regional Area are encourage to apply,

Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude and be a team player, be able to follow recipes and be confident in a large kitchen environment.  In return we will offer the following:

  • Above Award Rate 
  • Variety of shifts available – No late nights!
  • 38hrs week
  • Opportunities for further development and training
  • Free staff meals every shift
  • Free onsite parking available
  • Uniforms provided

Key responsibilities of the position include: 

  • 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.


  • Attractive retention scheme
  • Meals when on duty
  • Limited Late Nights
  • Rotating Roster with week work available
  • Global company plenty of growth opportunities

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.


Closing date: Aug 12, 2021
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