Plant, Produce, Food, Vegetable, Sprout

Sous Chef

Sous Chef

  • 635923
  • Camperdown, NSW, Australia, 2050
  • Parramatta, NSW, Australia, 2150
  • Randwick, NSW, Australia, 2031
  • Full Time

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 wellbeing of students.


We are currently seeking applications from experienced Sous or Junior Sous Chef's that are used to fast paced environments and presenting quality food. This site is based at a high-profile university, and we take great pride in the food service we deliver. You'll be working in a busy, fast paced kitchen environment serving high volume, quality, and nutritious meals to students, teachers and support staff, with innovative and new menus.

The team here is supportive whilst the leaders motivate, inspire and genuinely care about you and you career. You'll be part of a larger team providing a varied, healthy & delicious menu to our customers. Health and well-being is paramount but our expectations are you'll also be delivering an exceptionally high level of customer service to all those you work with and serve. 

Your key duties:

  • Preparing buffet style bulk cooking for students
  • Work with a team of Chefs, kitchen utilities and dining room employees to deliver exceptional quality and service
  • Ensuring all OH&S compliance is achieved, adhere to safe work practices and safe food handling procedures
  • Ensure all catering controls are in place and wastage is kept to the minimum
  • Offer guidance and support to the wider kitchen team where needed, to ensure a great experience for all customers

A bit about you:

  • You will be a qualified Chef with Cert III in Commercial Cookery or equivalent
  • Sound HACCP knowledge and experience
  • Previous experience at Sous Chef or senior Chef level in bulk cooking is essential. You will have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Be a team player, but also be able to work autonomously
  • Attention to detail and great time management is a must
  • Excellent knowledge of all kitchen procedures and operations
  • Flexible and adaptive nature, able to fit in with changing teams

Successful applicants will have, or need to obtain, a valid Working With Children Check as part of our recruitment process.

The Benefits

Our people are awesome. They breathe life into our brands. They make great things happen. We believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent and offer many diverse opportunities. We offer discounts and benefits at hundreds of retail outlets and have 10+ salary packaging options available. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation and People with Disability to apply. Join a company whose core values are RespectGrowthTeamwork


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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