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Head Chef - Scotch College, Hawthorn

Head Chef - Scotch College, Hawthorn

  • 638083
  • CBD, Melbourne CBD, VIC, Australia, 3000
  • Toorak, VIC, Australia, 3142
  • Full Time
  • Flex your culinary muscles between VIP functions, Residential and Café-style menu creations
  • We offer great support, training and career development
  • Competitive salary of $85,000 plus super
  • Based at Scotch College, 1 Morrison Street, Hawthorn VIC

Chartwells provides bespoke fresh food solutions that are unique in the market across independent schools and universities. We are passionate about the role we play in supporting the physical and emotional well-being of students. 

This is a dynamic and varied role for a passionate Head Chef, based in Hawthorn, VIC. Employed to manage the kitchen operations in a safe and efficient manner supporting and promoting Our Safety Culture framework. To prepare, cook and serve good quality food for customers, residents or clients in conjunction with the contractual requirements of the unit. Must ensure that all tasks associated with food production are performed with due regard for all Health and Safety and Food Safety regulations.

A day in the life:

Jump into our culinary team and you will see that life with Chartwells is all about passion, freshness and nutrition.

  • Develop and implement staff roster
  • Develop and update industry knowledge
  • Lead and manage people
  • Plan the catering for events and functions
  • Maintain consumer satisfaction
  • Plan and control menu-based catering
  • Prepare, cook and present food
  • Purchase and manage stock
  • Work effectively with colleagues and customers

The Person 

  • Trade Qualified Chef
  • Minimum of four (4) years proven work record with written references to show levels of expertise and experience
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a positive outlook and professional manner
  • Flexible approach and attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Hard working
  • Physically fit and reliable
  • Working with Children Clearance

Why choose us?

Good question.

As one of the largest contract catering organisations worldwide, we know great talent when we see it and we grab into that with both hands. And once we have you, we will KEEP YOU. How?

  • Our people come first. We will offer you above award wages, a safe workplace and opportunities to develop your career
  • We are a diverse operation that values your contribution
  • We are an ecological and socially forward operation – committed to minimising food waste and single use plastic

We want to hear from you!

‘Respect. Growth. Teamwork’ is our belief.

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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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