Person, Chef, Plant, Vase, Pottery, Jar

Head Chef

Head Chef

  • 636849
  • CBD, Melbourne CBD, VIC, Australia, 3000
  • Full Time

Restaurant Associates has an enviable track record, working with some of the most prestigious venues and corporations in the world. From grand gala events to intimate gatherings, we provide bespoke food solutions and exceptional dining experiences.

Due to expansion within the organisation, we are now looking to onboard an exceptional Head Chef for one of Melbourne’s most prestigious corporate clients located within the Melbourne CBD. This role will suit an innovative culinary leader who is on the cutting edge of post-modern cooking techniques and latest food trends (plant forward, low waste & sustainability !!), both local and global. Located in Southbank this Monday to Friday role offers true work life balance !

About the Role:

  • Plan and execute a seasonal menu, drawing upon local providers for inspiration
  • Deliver menus across fine dining banquet, canape & functions
  • Mentor an eager team of culinary enthusiasts
  • Stock control and budget management, including labour and wastage
  • Champion our safety-first culture
  • Be flexible in delivering menus according to dietary requirements

 About You:

  • Above all else, you are a true foodie who delights in being on the cutting edge of culinary trends and cooking techniques
  • You have a passion for ethically and sustainably sourced local ingredients
  • A desire to embrace plant-focused menu development
  • Previous experience in a high-end environment – function / a la carte / boardroom
  • A hands-on leader who is keen to develop our future culinary stars
  • Allergen and dietary focused

The Benefits

We place great importance in looking after our people and offer excellent career opportunities including anywhere in Australia (or the world) where we operate. We offer discounts and benefits at hundreds of retail outlets, and have 10+ salary packaging options available  We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation and People with Disability to apply. Join a company whose core values are RespectGrowthTeamwork

As you can see, a career at Compass Group can really take you places!



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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