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

Head Chef

  • 602636
  • Canberra
  • Chef
  • Full Time

Lead our culinary team, as Head Chef, for this prestigious and high-profile new partnership located in Deakin, Canberra.

  • Opportunity to use your creativity, flare and passion for culinary excellence
  • Join this dynamic and market leading business, Chartwells, who are passionate about this market
  • Bring a high end and contemporary focus across all food services, creating a market leading and on trend experience and offer

The Chartwells philosophy centres around providing tailored, boutique and unique food and beverage solutions to the education market.  We are passionate about challenging the traditions of these environments by delivering innovative and quality hospitality solutions that reflect the high street expectations and idiosyncrasies of our market.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Head Chef, to join our team, with a genuine passion for food & an innate ability to lead a high performing culinary team. In this role you will take ownership of the culinary operation leading by example in all areas of operational excellence including advocating our "Our Safety Culture" framework. This is an exciting role encompassing multi-site production, showcasing dynamic culinary trends in high street retail outlets, first class functions and quality-focused residential operations with a commitment to wellbeing.

Key Deliverables

  • Create and execute innovative menus incorporating Chartwells brand standards
  • Sharing of knowledge & passion for nutrition and wellbeing
  • Ensure the safe production of a quality product without compromise in line with food safety guidelines including allergen management
  • Take responsibility for the control of costs with special regard to portion control, waste minimisation and stock control
  • Maintain a customer focus at all times, establish and foster positive relationships with key client stakeholders and be the face of culinary operations
  • Ensure the safe production of a quality product without comprise to the food safety guidelines provided
  • Recruit employees, mentor upcoming talents and develop succession programme
  • Develop team commitment and cooperation and model high standards of performance behaviour

The Person

  • Passionate foodie with a strong background, and interest, in nutrition and allergy awareness
  • Commercially astute with an eye for detail, quality and presentation standards
  • Self-motivated and an excellent communicator
  • Leads by inspiring others - a proven track record in demonstrating integrity, fairness and compassion with your team
  • Passionate about delivering the highest levels of customer and client satisfaction
  • Demonstrable attention to detail with an excellent ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Appreciation for food wastage & sustainability standards
  • 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. 

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