Person, Face, Plant, Skin, Man

Head Chef

Head Chef

  • 635141
  • Singleton, NSW, Australia, 2330
  • Brisbane CBD, QLD, Australia, 4000
  • Full Time

ESS Defence delivers the best hospitality and catering services to our Defence personnel. We are committed to providing nutritional and delicious meals to our customers, whether it is in dining halls or out on the field. The work that we do is essential in keeping our Australian Defence Force healthy, comfortable, and living their best Defence Life!

We are currently looking for an experienced  Head Chef to join our team in Singleton. As part of this position, you will report directly to the Operations Manager and you will oversee the back of house operations. You will be working in a large dynamic team! Full training and support on our processes and procedures will be provided.  


  • Ensure efficient operation of the kitchen.
  • Lead team to deliver high quality and exceptional customer service.
  • Provide guidance and support to the team.
  • Plan catering for events or functions
  • Follow company health, safety and security procedures
  • Stocktaking and Ordering – My Orders 
  • Monitor catering revenue and costs
  • Maintain consumer satisfaction
  • Review and promote training

The Person: 

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (essential)
  • Extensive function experience (desirable)
  • Experience in stock control, ordering, hygiene, menu planning, safety awareness and staff control
  • Proven hand on trade skills
  • Knowledge of quality management systems
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a positive outlook and professional manner
  • Team player with a flexible approach and attitude


  • Competitive salary
  • Uniforms supplied.
  • Meals when on duty
  • Predominately Monday to Friday position
  • Occasional weekend support may be required

As you will understand, Government establishments need to be highly secure. This means that due to Government security clearance requirements the successful applicant will be subject to an Australian Police check, which will be paid for by the Company. 

We will provide everything you need to set you up for success. Apply today to learn more about us and the role we have on offer!


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.


Start your application:

Give me a job alert

Refer someone to this job

Not You?

Hold tight. You will now be directed to a new page to complete your application.

Refer a friend

Bring your best spuddies to work at Compass Group.

Similar Jobs


ESS Defence 626185 Newcastle NSW Australia Newcastle, NSW, Australia Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef
Are you an experienced Chef looking for your next opportunity? Hit apply to learn more about the benefits we have on offer!

Chef Supervisor

ESS Defence 635122 Singleton NSW Australia Singleton, NSW, Australia, 2330 Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef, Kitchen Support, Other
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chef Supervisor to take the next step! Come work within the Defence Force today!

Can't find the right role?

Receive job alerts in your inbox

Not You?

Thank you