Catering Staff

Position Vacant:
Sous Chef

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Sous Chef

Are you an experienced chef looking for your next challenge in the culinary world? How would you like to prepare delicious food in an outdoor adventure centre situated in Swan Valley where you could cater for up to 400 people, working with a small, but hard working and positive team?

We are looking for a Sous Chef to provide support in managing the catering team in the delivery of food quality, safety and service while working within agreed budgets.

About us

As an entity of the Anglican Diocese of Perth, the Swan Valley Adventure Centre is located within the Perth metropolitan area, on a unique 89 acres of stunning Swan Valley wilderness. Swan Valley Adventure Centre has 6 camp houses accommodating up to 260 guests. The adventure centre features over 20 outdoor activities promoting educational outcomes, teamwork and enjoyment for all. All activities are linked to the Australian curriculum.

About the role

The Sous Chef will be supporting the Head Chef in managing the catering team and delivery of food service. The role entails managing functions and front of house operations.

  • Hands-on cooking from our catering event menus
  • Efficient preparation and delivery of all food services
  • Ensure implementation of food safety processes
  • Oversee compliance with dietary requirements
  • Liaise closely with Head Chef to ensure the kitchen team are prepared for expected numbers and unplanned requirements
  • Ensure daily checklists are completed in a satisfactory manner
  • Support and assist the Head Chef in the day-to-day business operations.
  • Assisting with training and mentoring of staff
  • Assisting with staff performance appraisals

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Relevant trade qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience as a chef, with prior Sous Chef experience considered advantageous
  • Knowledge of WHS and food safety plans
  • Ability to work with special dietary requirements
  • Excellent organisational ability, including time, cost, wastage management and task prioritisation
  • Hands on approach
  • Friendly and collaborative
  • Able to work flexible work hours and weekends

The successful candidate will be required to provide a National Police Certificate and a Working with Children Check. As Swan Valley Adventure Centre is an entity of the Anglican Diocese of Perth, our Sous Chef should also be supportive of the Anglican Church and its values.

What do we offer in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • Free car park
  • Free lunch made daily in our kitchen
  • Working with a fantastic energetic team
  • Great development opportunities

How to apply

Applications which include a cover letter and your CV are invited to
Shortlisting will begin immediately, and applications will close when a suitable candidate is found.


Swan Valley Adventure Centre

Swan Valley Adventure Centre offers group adventure packages and school camps for different activity levels, physical abilities or appetite for adrenaline.

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