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

Head Chef

  • 600265
  • Parkville
  • Chef
  • Full Time
  • Iconic location – Melbourne Zoo
  • Enviable annual salary
  • Limitless career development opportunities

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.

We are looking to onboard an experienced Head Chef who can lead a culinary team to deliver "on trend" menu's that focus on locally sourced and sustainable produce. This is a role that allows you to showcase your talents across the function, a la carte and retail space. 

There is an opportunity to move into a more senior, multi-site position as operations increase in volume.

About the Role:

  • Plan and execute a seasonal a la carte menu, drawing upon local providers for inspiration
  • Deliver function menus across a range of event types, from wedding to corporate, large and intimate, sit down and cocktail
  • 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
  • Previous experience in a high-end environment – function / a la carte
  • A hands-on leader who is keen to develop our future culinary stars
  • Allergen and dietary focused

About Us:

Compass Group Australia is one of the largest hospitality organisations worldwide. People are the core of our business; they are our greatest asset. We understand that hospitality life can be tough, and we work hard to ensure that you get the work / life balance that we all deserve.

  • We have safety-first culture – never be afraid to ‘speak up’ when something doesn’t feel right
  • We pay above award and will always reward you for extra time spent in the kitchen
  • Career development and succession planning is our thing – tell us where you want to go with your career, and we will work with you to help you get there
  • Great corporate partnerships and benefits
  • 6 weeks of paid parental leave for eligible team members

Compass Group is a world leader in catering and support services, employing over 600,000 people across 45 countries. Rated number one in our industry on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020, Compass Group serves 5.5 billion meals each year to our 55,000 clients worldwide.

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

So, if you are up for a chat, apply now!!!

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