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Executive Chef

Executive Chef

  • 644894
  • Ryde, NSW, Australia, 2112
  • Full Time
  • Flex your culinary muscles between VIP functions, residential and Café-style menu creations
  • We offer great support, training and career development
  • Competitive salary and excellent hours

Chartwells provides tailored, boutique and unique hospitality solutions to the education market. We specialise in challenging the boundaries in order to deliver a sustainable point of difference.

The Position

We are looking to appoint an innovative Executive Chef with a passion for food & leading high performing culinary teams. In this role you will take ownership of the culinary operation and lead by example in promoting "Our Safety Culture" framework. You will have an interest in food trends innovation and have demonstrable experience in leading teams. 

Key Duties

  • Prepare and present innovative local & internationally inspired dishes to students.
  • Maintain an overall knowledge and passion for nutrition and healthy eating
  • Observation of and implementation of allergy awareness controls.
  • Monitor costs with special regard to portion control, waste minimisation and stock control.
  • Maintain a customer focus at all times, responding to feedback positively and proactively, implementing great ideas and seeking opportunities for improvement.  
  • Ensure the safe production of a quality product without comprise to the food safety guidelines provided
  • Engage with the client on functions, events and the general direction of the food offer that reflect the vision of our client
  • Manage costs in line with business requirements and agreed budgets

The Person

  • A qualified Executive Chef with the experience necessary to run different types of service from large scale functions and events to cafeteria style flair
  • Exceptional understanding of good nutrition and allergy awareness
  • Be a positive, supportive, ambitious leader with experience of carrying out personal development plans, staff training sessions and appraisals
  • Will be strong commercially with an eye for detail, quality and presentation standards
  • Develops effective relationships with individuals at all levels, from diverse backgrounds, cultures and locations
  • Is passionate about delivering the highest levels of customer & client satisfaction
  • Will have great attention to detail with an excellent ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Is self-motivated and an excellent communicator
  • Comfort level with handling pressure on the job at all times
  • Exceptional communication and impeccable personal presentation

The Benefits

We place great importance on being an employer of choice and offer excellent career opportunities including internal transfers; ongoing training and development, recognition programs including service and safety awards, regular team event days, site-based benefits and company discounts. 


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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