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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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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  • Canada Bay Club
  • You will learn to plan and organise the preparation and cooking of food in the Canada Bay Club Brasserie facility. The Brasserie caters to the whole family with its delicious Mediterranean menu. You will also gain experience working across a wide range of Events, including corporate functions, social events, and weddings.
    • We are a community-based Club in Sydney's Inner West operating for more than 50 years
    • Gain experience working within both a la carte dining and function catering
    • Work within a diverse, friendly and inclusive team
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  • Thu 18 Apr , 2019
  • Five Dock, New South Wales
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  • Apprentice Chef

  • Assist Head Chef to plan and organise the preparation and cooking of food in a cafe, catering and functions establishment.
    • Positive, friendly work culture.
    • Second venue opening May 5th at the new Bella Vista Railway Station
    • Top tier cafe setting new benchmarks for coffee, food, and service in Western Sydney
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Tue 2 Apr , 2019
  • Bella Vista, New South Wales
  • Wed 24 Apr , 2019
  • Newcastle, NSW
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