Head Chef

Job Description

About the Role
Ventia are currently seeking a Head Chef in Middlemount to manage overall back-of-house operations and personnel involved in the production and delivery of food service, including routine meals and dining functions. The Head Chef will work across an 14/7-days DIDO roster.

• Manage the overall preparation and delivery of meal services from production facilities, ensuring regular consultation with the Village management and site workers regarding expectations and performance.
• Train all food production personnel in relevant procedures and methods relating to food preparation and presentation, including those specific to religious meal service such as Kosher and Halal
• Coordinate surge and emergency contingencies by assisting in the mobilisation of staff, equipment, and facilities in accordance with requirements as they change from time to time
• Support and participate in the implementation and management of the Food Safety Program. This involves actively identifying hazards, employing appropriate controls, recording incidents in line with Company standards, and ensuring team members receive appropriate training and instruction
• Preventative management of food safety hazards through the systematic application of HACCP controls
• Overall stock management, including ordering of supplies, stock rotation, application of labels and dates, correct storage, and handling, develop inventory control measures, ensure correct wastage practices, and coordinate stock takes
• Ensure all areas of the kitchen are clean, sanitised, well-maintained, and presentable.
• Review customer comments and feedback daily, ensuring concerns are investigated in a timely manner and corrective actions introduced where necessary

Experiences & Qualifications
• Minimum 3 years' experience managing large commercial kitchens
• Australian recognised Commercial Cookery qualification
• HACCP Level 3 certification
• Sound knowledge of Food Safety Standards, relevant legislation, and statutory obligations
• Solid understanding of contract management, quality management systems and continuous improvement principles
• Strong planning and organisation skills and proven experience in collaborative and consultative processes at a professional level
• Lead teams and encourage development and growth

If you have the above skills and experience, we would love to hear from you. Click the apply button on this page.


What's in it for you
A coherent team culture with a real sense of community, engagement and a home away from home feel. We are committed to attracting and retaining the best and offer genuine career progression by investing in our people at every stage of their career. We provide opportunities to upskill and train in village management, hard and soft FM and hospitality as well as opportunities for multi-skilling across different areas of our project. We are passionate about supporting others to realize their full potential.

We offer fulltime employment, above award rates of pay, options for overtime and a variety of lifestyle rosters. We provide all your meals and accommodation whilst on shift giving you more time and money to do what you love!
At Ventia we value our people and provide a range of benefits to help you look after yourself and your family as you build a rewarding career with us.

In joining our team, you can expect:

• Paid parental leave (for both primary and secondary carers)
• Access to our village's fantastic lifestyle options including gyms, yoga, cultural and health and wellbeing programs with a focus on mental health through our mental health peer support network
• Access to discounted gym membership and discounted private health insurance
• Access to a variety of learning & development opportunities
• For our leaders' access to Ventia's Essential Leader Program and Ventia's Women Leading program
• Study Assistance
• Discounted travel
• Novated leases and discounted car purchases
• Preventative healthcare (flu vaccines & quit smoking programs)
• Professional advisors & employee assistance program (EAP)
• Salary sacrifice on super contributions and salary continuance insurance

Our Culture
Every person that joins us on the Ventia journey has a unique and powerful impact on how we as an organisation provide vital services not only to our clients but also within our communities.
Our strength is in the type of person our culture attracts, who rallies around our purpose, and who are empowered to pursue that purpose through a multitude of avenues.

Our Values
Our values are at the heart of everything we do. They're the spirit behind every action and intention here at Ventia, helping us to create a workplace where everyone can thrive. No matter what someone's role is, where they're based or what their goals are, our values act as a universal guide to help our teams do the best work of their life at Venita.

• Collaboration - We achieve more together
• Integrity - We do what's right
• Challenge - We drive to deliver
• Ingenuity - We create better ways

About Ventia
Ventia's facilities management solutions enables our clients across a broad range of sectors to focus on their core business. We provide facility management services including; building and open space maintenance, operations, asset management, project management and delivery services.

Our client, Anglo American are a leading global mining company with a portfolio of world-class coal mining operations and undeveloped resources. Anglo American produces and exports the highest quality hard coking coal around the world to be used for steel production for critical building and infrastructure.

Ventia provide Hard and Soft FM services including village maintenance and accommodation to a number of Anglo American sites across the Bowen Basin.
If you have the above skills and experience, we would love to hear from you. Click the apply button on this page.


Position Reference Number: 148887