Head Chef

Job posted: 27/08/2021
Applications close: 26/09/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Colac-Otway

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Colac Area Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Hospitality and Tourism

Reference: 16321

Reference: 16321

Occupation: Hospitality and Tourism

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Colac-Otway

Head Chef 

Full Time

Colac Area Health is a unique integrated health service comprising of over 500 employees, providing Acute Care, Aged Care, Community and Allied Health Services to a catchment population of approximately 30 000.  Situated in the Colac Otway Shire, one of the most picturesque Victorian municipalities that provides city conveniences with a country charm.

As a result of our commitment to Quality Patient Centred Care we are now seeking to enhance our food services to our residents, patients and staff.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced and talented Head Chef to take ownership of the kitchen and all food service operations. The role of Head Chef is key to establishing and delivering a high standard and consistent quality of all menu items and kitchen operations.

Reporting to the Executive Director People and Place, you will have proven experience in a high end fast-paced kitchen along with providing team leadership. With a commitment to high standards of kitchen and food preparation, plating and cleanliness. It is essential that you have a positive management approach and commitment to complying with Colac Area Health’s Food Safety Plan and associated standards is crucial to this role.

This role offers the opportunity to:

  • Ensure the safe provision of food as per Colac Area Health’s Food Safety Plan

  • Oversee and manage the guidance and work of the Food Services staff including:

    • Food Safety Program

    • WHS Management

    • Staff Rosters

    • Staff Performance Management

    • Supplies and Orders

    • Accreditation Standards

  • Produce high quality, cost effective and nutritious meals for all users of CAH Food Service

  • Manage the layout design and ensure the optimum functioning of the kitchen

  • Respond to changes and skill staff in best practice food handling

  • Identifying industry trends and delivering seasonal menu updates and refinements

You’ll be perfect for this role if you have:

  • Trade Qualification, Certificate of Cooking or equivalent. (minimum Cert III in Commercial Cooking).

  • Demonstrated experience in a health or commercial setting including bulk cooking or a similar role.

  • Have a well-developed understanding of the concepts of nutrition, cooking with consideration of special dietary requirements, food related allergies and intolerances.

  • Ability to lead and manage an efficient team with an ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels.

  • Have well developed communication and interpersonal skills with strong problem solving focus.

  • Strong customer service ethic with a patient centre approach.

  • Demonstrate an ability to work flexibly within tight time schedules and in accordance with periodic demands.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Ken Tapfield, Executive Director People & Place on 0352 325 154.

Applications for the above position should be lodged at https://colacareahealth.mercury.com.au/by COB Sunday 26th September 2021. 

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Victorian Police Check, complete a Statutory Declaration as per the Aged Care Principles and provide current Immunisation status prior to commencement of employment. Some positions will also require a WWC Check.

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Head Chef

Job type:

Not provided

Job classification:

Not provided


Ken Tapfield - 0352325154

Head Chef