Head Chef

If you’re a Head Chef with the ‘wow’ factor, then come and join the Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020, Compass Group!


The focus of Compass Group is delivering the finest cuisines at some of the most iconic venues in the world and being a world leader, employing 600,000 people across 45 countries our portfolio of catering and support services takes you to some of the most prestigious venues and events, to schools and workplaces to offshore and remote locations.

As you can see, a career at Compass Group can really take you places!

You are a dynamic and passionate Head Chef who loves a challenge and thrives on hard work. Our venue hosts large scale events, catering functions, weddings and conferences. In this role you will showcase your talents in a centralised production kitchen managing a culinary brigade at one of our most prestigious locations in Canberra, the National Gallery of Australia. 

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
  • long service and team event days
  • site based benefits and company discounts


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