Snapshot

Chefs plan and organise the preparation and cooking of food in dining and catering establishments. (Cooks, Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are excluded from this group).

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Chefs
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
89,600
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$950
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Very strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
  • monitoring quality of dishes at all stages of preparation and presentation
  • discussing food preparation issues with Managers, Dietitians and kitchen and waiting staff
  • demonstrating techniques and advising on cooking procedures
  • preparing and cooking food
  • explaining and enforcing hygiene regulations
  • may select and train staff
  • may freeze and preserve foods.

Job Titles

  • Chef

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

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Job Vacancies

  • Tue 18 Jun , 2019
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Apprentice Chef

  • The Strand Lakeside
  • The Strand in Byford is a modern and popular cafe/restaurant in our third year of operation. We serve Modern Australian and Asian Fusion cuisine 7 days per week, breakfast, lunch and dinner. We pride ourselves on the highest food quality and standards using fresh ingredients.
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Mon 17 Jun , 2019
  • Byford, Western Australia
  • Mon 17 Jun , 2019
  • Haymarket, New South Wales
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Career data sourced from: http://joboutlook.gov.au/
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