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  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesManagement, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Operations and Risk Management, Retail and Hospitality
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP), Social Enterprise
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 19 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: No Deadline - please apply as soon as possible
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Head Chef and Catering Operations Manager

Free to Feed
Free to Feed
  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesManagement, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Operations and Risk Management, Retail and Hospitality
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP), Social Enterprise
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 19 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: No Deadline - please apply as soon as possible
  • The salary range is 80,000 - 95,000 per year
  • We will be reviewing applications as they are received
  • The role can commence in mid-late January 2020

Free to Feed is a social enterprise championing people who have recently arrived in Australia, including refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants. Free to Feed’s advocacy is delivered through food and hospitality – cooking classes, dinners, catering and events.

Free to Feed is recruiting for a passionate & skilled Head Chef to lead the creation of truly authentic and remarkable food and events. As Free to Feed’s Head Chef - Operations, you will develop Free to Feed’s global menus alongside a talented team of cooks, ensuring authenticity, seasonality, culture, creativity and quality. This exciting, demanding and rewarding role will see you responsible for overseeing the management and production of a tight kitchen team and a talented team of cooks of refugee backgrounds. You should thrive in an inclusive, social and warm environment where people of refugee backgrounds participate & work. You will directly supervise our Chef (Trainer), Venue Manager, Cooking Instructors and Cooks.

Candidates should be open-minded, organised & focused with remarkable communication skills. Demonstrated experience in curating global (particularly Middle Eastern), seasonal menus. We are seeking someone who has strong operational experience and leadership and is highly organised. The Head Chef - Operations role will help lead Free to Feed’s growth. The role is great for someone who wants to spend less time on their feet  in the kitchen and more time building their operational and logistics skills, growing the business and contributing positively to the community. 

We are looking for someone truly talented who is ready to take a bold step into the for-purpose sector to join a highly regarded, dynamic and growing social enterprise.

How to apply

As a first step, please reach out to our CEO Loretta, loretta@freeto.org, using the subject line: Head Chef and Catering Operations Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs, to introduce yourself and chat about the role. Your official application should consist of your CV and a personalised Cover Letter (or IPhone Video submission) including:

  • An introduction to yourself;
  • Your food philosophies and experiences &;
  • Why Free to Feed would be a dream career for you!



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