Person, Cup, Coffee Cup, Pottery

Mess Manager

  • 635126
  • Newcastle
  • Singleton
  • Customer Service
  • Food & Beverage
  • Kitchen Support
  • Other
  • Full Time

Defencelife has the privilege of serving millions of meals to our Defence personnel. Whether it is out in the field or in dining halls, we provide everything from snacks, to buffet style meals to first class dining experiences for functions. The support we provide is vital in ensuring our personnel thrive during their service. We deliver high quality food coupled with a fantastic customer service experience.

The Position 

We currently have a fantastic full time opportunity for the position of Mess-Manager located at RAAF Williamtown. This role will ideally suit an experienced candidate with catering or a Chef with management experience ready to take the next step in their career. Your responsibilities involve ensuring the smooth day to day operation of the catering contract within a small sized operation. This position is responsible for managing both back of house and front of house operations.    

Key Duties 

  • Overlooking all food services, including bulk cooking, function and conference catering and meal services provided at external locations 

  • Providing management guidance to teams working and providing meal from three locations 

  • Deal with all performance related issues 

  • Ensuring the smooth day to day operation of the catering contract 

  • Menu planning and menu development experience 

  • Continuing a strong client relationship through exceptional service 

  • Rostering, budgets, ordering, compliance and business management 

  • Working closely with the site Operations Manager to maintain strong customer relationships 

The Person 

  • Management experience, including rostering, budgets, business management 

  • Experience working in bulk cooking and fine dining establishments 

  • Strong Work Health and Safety focus and thorough comprehension of Food Hygiene practices 

  • Strong leadership qualities 

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, long service and team event days; and company discounts. 

This is a great opportunity for a proactive individual, who fits easily into a team environment and is looking for a position which offers real variety in their role and workplace. 

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 Police check. 

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