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Supervisor - Catering

  • 599118
  • Townsville
  • Chef Manager
  • 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 Catering Supervisor to join our team at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville. As part of this position, you will report directly to the Operations Manager and you will have approx. five chefs and a kitchen hand reporting to you. You will be working in a large dynamic team! Full training and support on our processes and procedures will be provided.  

The Position 

  • Ensure efficient operation of the kitchen.
  • Lead medium team to deliver high quality and exceptional customer service.
  • Provide guidance and support to the team.
  • Plan catering for an event or function
  • 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
  • Extensive function experience
  • Experience in stock control, ordering, hygiene, menu planning, safety awareness and staff control
  • Good knowledge of butchery, vegetarian dishes, and healthy heart food
  • 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 and able to work autonomously
  • Flexible approach and attitude



  • Competitive rates
  • Uniforms supplied.
  • Meals when on duty
  • Parking on site
  • Family friendly roster

 If you are looking for a challenging role and want to join a team that shares your commitment, Click apply now.

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.

Closing date: May 29, 2021
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