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

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  • The successful applicant will: - develop through working with the Executive Chef and venue management, contributing to an innovative, seasonal and on-trend menu. - strive to gain the skills to work in the kitchen to a high standard. - have a strong understanding of food safety protocols and procedures. - have a desire to learn and develop to become a chef.
    • located in the wine region of Rutherglen on a beautiful, waterfront property
    • focus on paddock to plate philosophy, using sustainable practices
    • day time work with flexible options
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  • Thu 13 Jan , 2022
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