Person, Chef

Head Chef

Head Chef

  • 612969
  • Kew, VIC, Australia, 3101
  • CBD, Melbourne CBD, VIC, Australia, 3000
  • Full Time
  • Protect your career by becoming part of an “essential service”
  • Use your hospitality skills to take care of those that need it the most
  • Excellent career & development opportunities within a proud “employer of choice"

Medirest provides specialist food, hospitality and support services to residents and patients in hospitals and senior living facilities. We are passionate about ensuring residents and patients are well nourished, well cared for, valued and safe. Our services come from the heart and served with a smile

Our opportunity: 

Supporting our Senior Living clients in the best way possible, is at the heart of everything we do. We continually deliver exceptional food and service to those in our community who need it the most.

We are currently seeking a Head Chef to work within our Kew Gardens team based in Kew. This role will take responsibility for leading the culinary team, high food safety compliance and ensuring high quality and consistent food is produced for a high-end aged care client. Our chefs deliver menus to residents, who expect fresh, nutritious, and diverse options that reflect person centred care and choice.

Key responsibilities will also include: 

  • Prepare daily meals for consumption in line with Medirest standards and client expectations.
  • Ensure all staff are providing consistent quality food and provide feedback to team members.
  • Coaching, training, and assisting your kitchen crew with all cooking related matters and procedures.
  • Working closely alongside the Front of House Manager to ensure a smooth and efficient operation.
  • Managing a team of 12-15 staffs and ensuring that all tasks are completed to its standards.

We are looking for exceptional talent, and the skills you will need are successful in the role you will need: 

  • Most importantly the ability to be innovative and creative
  • A Certificate III Commercial Cookery is a must
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a positive outlook and professional manner
  • A Flexible approach and attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hard working
  • Previous experience Cooking in a similar environment would be highly advantageous

Compassion, pride, and determination to deliver excellence are what drives our employees in roles that are critical to the health and wellbeing of residents, and you will be joining a team who are all committed to our vision that improving quality of life is at the heart of our hospitality culture.

Apply now and you'll also enjoy all the benefits of working with Medirest, including: 

  • Working in a team where your expertise is recognised, and your contribution is  truly valued 
  • Genuine opportunities for ongoing training and support, both on and off the tools!
  • Access to an employee assistance program 
  • Flexible, family friendly roster
  • Competitive salaries and recognition programs
  • Company event days & discounts

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