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Head Chefs

Head Chefs

  • 637618
  • Camperdown, NSW, Australia, 2050
  • North Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2060
  • Ryde, NSW, Australia, 2112
  • Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Predominantly Monday to Friday rosters
  • High profile education clients

Head chef with Chartwells and Compass group is a dynamic and varied role, but it is also highly rewarding in that you are creating nutritious meals and innovative menus for students, clients, teachers, high-level stakeholders and guests. At Chartwells we are looking for head chefs that are passionate people, great leaders and creatives. Our chefs are involved in daily food offerings through to annual large-scale events, boarding house meals, retail and canteens - no two days are ever the same. As a head chef you are proud to showcase your talents and will mostly do so in a centralised production kitchen managing a culinary brigade whilst leading and inspiring.

Key Duties

  • Plan, supervise, monitor, and evaluate the food production and menu-based catering
  • Successfully managing, mentoring and developing a kitchen team including kitchen hands, cooks and chefs
  • Deliver to our client's high expectations of a premium experience
  • Controlling stock, preparing budgets, operating within strict budgetary constraints
  • Be accountable for food production of various areas, in accordance with timing requirements
  • Champion the significance and accurate implementation of allergy awareness controls
  • Maintaining a high standard of food hygiene, safety, infection control and cleanliness in accordance with Compass standards.

The Person

  • Chef trade's qualification with at least 5 years’ experience in a comparable venue environment including multi-venue catering
  • Proven ability of Large-Scale, High-End Functions, and Fine Dining A La Carte Restaurant Experience
  • Will display a proven history of strong logistical experience for requirements across multiple venues, functions and catering requirements
  • Drive, personality creative flair and a passion for food
  • Experience in leading, mentoring and developing teams
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Must have experience in menu development and costing
  • Training and/or accreditation in OH&S and Food Hygiene

The Benefits

We place great importance on being an employer of choice and offer excellent career opportunities including

  • internal transfers; ongoing training and development including apprenticeships & traineeships
  • a competitive salary
  • recognition programs including awards

Apply now!!!


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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