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National Executive Chef Healthcare

National Executive Chef Healthcare

  • 630163
  • All of Australia, Australia
  • North Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2060
  • CBD, Melbourne CBD, VIC, Australia, 3000
  • Parkville, VIC, Australia, 3052
  • Full Time

Medirest provides specialist food, hospitality and support services to residents and patients in hospitals and senior living facilities. We are passionate about ensuring residents and patients are well nourished, well cared for, valued and safe. Our services come from the heart and are served with a smile.

Reporting directly to our Executive Director of Healthcare, the role of National Executive Chef Healthcare will be accountable for the design, development and execution of the food philosophy for this sector, including hospitals and aged care. In addition to this, your genuine passion and commitment to this sector will drive you to develop culinary talent and capability, continuously seeking out innovation to incorporate on-trend food solutions.

A bit about your new role:

  • Develop and implement consistent food standards, operating concepts, and programs for our Healthcare sector
  • Update and refresh existing Compass Group culinary concepts to improve quality, cost, safety, resident/patient experience or choice
  • Drive innovation in new product and menu development by partnering with our procurement team to source quality and value ingredients to improve our overall offerings
  • Develop and implement a nutrition strategy for healthcare with a focus on reducing malnutrition in the aged care setting
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improvement in performance against budget without compromising food quality, presentation or the overall dining experience
  • Support the business development team in the creation of food programs and culinary staffing structures for new bids and retention
  • Coach the culinary teams to ensure the delivery of best value quality services, effective forward planning, meeting of objectives, management of priorities and the appropriate delegation of responsibilities
  • Act as a subject matter expert in spotting and developing culinary talent
  • Model and drive a culture of open communication at all levels to create an environment where employees at site level are engaged in business objectives and activities
  • Maintain knowledge of current industry standards, “best practice”, trends and fashions in F&B including an understanding of initiatives adopted by our competitors

A bit about you:

As well as being passionate about healthcare and aged care, you will also possess the following attributes:

  • Certificate III Commercial Cookery or equivalent qualification
  • Relevant experience, skills and knowledge in the Healthcare sector
  • Proven examples of menu design incorporating special diet preparation and broad dietary requirements
  • Experience in operational management, people leadership & motivation, budgeting, service delivery
  • Broad understanding of the legislation, regulations and requirements, and issues affecting aged care and hospitals
  • Ability to lead geographically diverse catering teams
  • Ability to prioritise work schedules and model the ability to balance competing demands
  • Flexible approach and attitude
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Passionate about delivering world class customer service
  • Excellent work ethic with great communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a professional manner

The Benefits

Compass Group is an organisation that's proud of its great people. We believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent and offer many diverse opportunities for career advancement. Recognised as an employer of choice we also have an attractive benefits program including a competitive salary and incentive scheme, recognition programs including service and safety awards, paid parental leave, team event days, site-based benefits and company discounts.

We embrace equal opportunity and promote diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation and People with Disability to apply.

If this sounds like the position for you, 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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