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Head Chef

Head Chef

  • 625799
  • Brisbane CBD, QLD, Australia, 4000
  • Surat Basin, QLD, Australia
  • Full Time

About ESS

ESS is the market leading support services division of Compass Group, providing multi-service capability to major companies operating in the oil and gas, mining and construction industries and to the defence sector. The full spectrum of services offered ranges from the design and build of camp structures to operational support in catering, housekeeping, technical services and logistics.

The Position

We are currently seeking an experienced and qualified Head Chef to work at our remote village in the Surat Basin. This position requires proven catering management experience within a high-volume environment. As Head Chef you will be required to directly manage the catering team, monitor, and maintain quality / HACCP, ordering and ensure we deliver high quality catering and support services to our client.  Your passion for exceptional customer service, genuine commitment to safety and strong people management skills are essential for you to succeed in this role.

This position will manage a team of 11 dedicated Chefs working on a 14 day on 7 day off roster across 10 hours a day.

The Person

You’ll be perfect for this role if you have:

  • Minimum Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Previous Head Chef experience in a similar industry
  • The ability to manage and lead the running of all aspects of the kitchen
  • Remote Camp Catering/Bulk Catering experience highly desirable
  • A sound understanding of all kitchen operations
  • Strong food safety and general safety focus
  • Strong IT skills proficient knowledge of ordering and stock control systems

The Benefits

Our people are our most valuable, asset. Your can-do attitude, safety focus and passion for great food and service will be rewarded with excellent benefits and conditions including:

  • Work life balance
  • Gym facilities, health and wellness programs available
  • Career opportunities including internal transfers
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Recognition programs including awards, long service and team event day

So, if you are a 'get in and get it done' person, who thrives in a fast-paced environment with new challenges and consistently delivers to the highest quality, then we'd like to hear from you.


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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