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Head Chef - Northern Beaches

Opal Speclialist Aged Care

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 20/09/2017

Job Category:

Food, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism / Chef

Job description:
  • Hospitality
  • Head Chef/Chef
  • NSW Sydney
  • Permanent / Full Time


  • Monday - Friday role
  • 9am - 5pm shifts
  • Work for a leader in Aged Care
At Opal Aged Care we are passionate about delivering the highest quality care to our residents and only employ outstanding staff who share our values of respect, compassion and accountability
This is a full time role offering convenient working hours Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Our Head Chef position is a culinary leadership role and will be responsible for:
  • The creation and effective delivery of nutritious meals for residents, ensuring dietary requirements are met.
  • Effective leadership of the Cooks, Kitchen Hands and overall culinary team.
  • Ensuring the catering service is safe and of high quality that meets resident needs.
  • Providing leadership to the staff in the kitchen and ensuring they have the correct skills, knowledge and support to effectively fulfil their role.
Our ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Cert IV in Commercial Cooking or international equivalent would be highly regarded but not essential
  • Minimum 5 years in a Head Chef position is essential.
  • Demonstrated management and team leadership skills.
  • Food safety Supervisor Certificate is essential.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Food Safety Program and Legislative requirements (WH&S, Fire/Evacuation, Infection Control)
  • The ability to cook home-style meals & pastries, along with food ordering & menu creation.
  • The ability to set and work within a budget
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Pride in the quality of the food and meals that is produced in the kitchen
  • A competitive hourly wage
  • A professional and social team
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Access to leading talent and management programs
  • Health and wellness programs including subsidised gym memberships
  • Work/life balance.
Opal Oceanview: 
Located overlooking Mona Vale Golf Course, at Opal Ocean View our focus is always on providing an inviting atmosphere for all our residents and families.
All applicants must be willing to obtain a police clearance certificate via Opal's police check system and undergo pre-employment medical and drug screening.

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