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Head Chef

Head Chef

  • 634194
  • Nowra, NSW, Australia, 2541
  • Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Monday to Friday (no late nights)
  • Sign on bonus $$
  • Pay above HIG Award rate 

ESS delivers the best hospitality and catering services to many Defence sites in Australia and around the world. Our leading-edge catering systems mean that delivering a fantastic customer service experience is always our aim. We thrive on the challenge … and we get the job done safely! 

The Position 

Thanks to the growth of our Defence business in Australia, we are currently recruiting for a HEAD CHEF to join our teams at HMAS ALBATROSS. We need someone highly motivated and energized with extensive catering knowledge and confidence. will be a Hospitality superstar and will be a proven leader of front and/or back of house teams that provide a first-class customer service experience.  

You have: 

  • A passion for food and a thorough understanding of current food trends within the market.  

  • Creativity & enthusiasm for developing a market-leading food-offering 

  • Positive leadership and team development.  

  • Ability to maintain quality and consistency. 

  • Understanding and delivery of food and cost control of the kitchen. 

  • Maintain a high food hygiene and safe kitchen working conditions. 

  • Qualified Chefs – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 

  • Bulk Catering experience (essential) 

  • HACCP Food handling experience 

Key Duties 

  • Responsible for the Production Kitchen and Breakfast & Lunch Service  

  • Ordering Stock, checking supplies and deliveries  

  • You will offer guidance and support to the kitchen team where needed 

  • Ensure all OH&S compliance is achieved 

  • Working on your own, unsupervised or within a team of other Chefs depending on the size of the site 

  • Ensuring all catering controls are in place and wastage is kept to the minimum 

  • Provide exceptional customer service when interacting with residents 

The Benefits 

We place great importance in looking after our people and offer excellent career opportunities including opportunities anywhere in Australia (or the world) where we operate, corporate health plan discounts, a range of discounts and special offers with our preferred benefit providers, learning and development opportunities, service awards and reward and recognition programs including our annual Star Awards. 

If you are looking for a challenging role and want to join a team that shares your commitment to quality, safety, teamwork and "can-do safely". Click apply now. 

As you will understand, Defence establishments need to be highly secure. This means that due to Defence security clearance requirements the successful applicant will be subject to an Australian Federal Police check. 


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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