Demi Chef

University of Queensland
April 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$68,499
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Contract Type:Fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Patina at Customs House

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • 17% superannuation contributions and 17.5% annual leave loading

  • No split shifts or public holidays

  • Based at the heart of Brisbane City, Customs House

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    This is an excellent Opportunity for an enthusiastic Demi Chef to join the professional team at the award winning Customs House, in the heart of Brisbane City. As Demi Chef, you will primarily be responsible for the production of restaurant, function and outside catering for our busy kitchen, while maintaining the high culinary standards of Customs House.

    Patina at Customs House is a modern and contemporary restaurant offering relaxed dining with an emphasis on paddock to plate philosophy, Patina offers a unique shared dining experience overlooking the Brisbane River. The restaurant is located within Customs House which is one of Brisbane's heritage icons also includes private event spaces and the kitchen will cater to events both on and offsite.

    The successful candidate will take a hands-on approach to the general operations of the kitchen, including the supervision and training of junior staff, involvement in menu planning and execution of outside catering events.

    Staff are required to fulfil 38 hours per week across a seven day roster including weekends and evenings.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a high standard of food production within Patina at Customs House and outside catering.

  • Maintain a hygienic and tidy work area, storage facilities, refrigerators and the responsible use of all kitchen equipment.

  • Execute catering events, including involvement in menu planning and implementation.

  • Maintenance of mis en place for restaurant and events.

  • Adherence to recipes and general kitchen duties.

  • Supervise, train and motivate junior staff.

  • Assist the Executive Chef with the day to day activities of Customs House as required.

  • Following all requirements in maintaining the Food Safety Plan.

  • Ordering and receiving of goods, stock, produce, equipment, recording temperatures, stock storage and stock rotation

  • This is a Full-time (100% FTE), Fixed-term position for up to 2 years. At Cook Grade 4 Load Rate , the full-time equivalent base salary will be $68,499.64 plus superannuation of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be $80,144.58 per annum.

    About You
  • Completion of apprenticeship in cookery.

  • Current BCC Food Safety Supervisor Certificate.

  • Strong knowledge of the production of a la carte and banquet foods.

  • Good knowledge of all kitchen procedures and operations.

  • A genuine interest in and knowledge of food and current trends.

  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills.

  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of workplace, health and safety procedures in a kitchen.

  • Knowledge of HACCP and BCC procedures in regard to food, health and safety procedures.

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in the role of sous chef/demi chef in a similar establishment as well as experience in staff supervision and training.

  • A positive attitude and customer driven focus.

  • High standard of personal cleanliness.

  • A commitment to excellence of product and service.

  • Valid Driving License.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    To discuss this role please contact Mr John Offenhauser (Executive Chef - Customs House) at [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 21 April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-37123).

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