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Date: 04-May-2021

Location: Darwin, NT, AU, 0820

Company: Ventia

One of Australasia's largest dedicated infrastructure service providers, Ventia is a new and dynamic organisation with a rich history. Our clients are the owners and operators of major infrastructure that is critical to our communities. No one else does exactly what we do in the way we do it. Making infrastructure work for our communities is at the heart of who we are and it's what unites and excites us.

Ventia are currently seeking an experienced causal Chefs for their Defence Base Services Contract in Darwin, Northern Territory to support up coming exercises. This role is a rotating 7 day roster and will include some weekend work as well as covering busy breakfast, lunch and dinner service as well as some functions over peak periods - Full time hours available for right candidates.



  • Preventive management of food safety hazards through the systematic application of HACCP controls. 
  • Manage the overall preparation and delivery of meal services from production facilities, ensuring regular consultation with the Food and Beverage Coordinator and Mess Committee regarding expectations and performance.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers, and barbeques.
  • 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.
  • Train all food production personnel in Broadspectrum’s procedures and methods relating to food preparation and presentation, including those specific to religious meal service, such as Kosher and Halal.
  • Build strong working relationships with performance and compliance team, ensuring efficient management of Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE), Food Safety and HACCP, and Contract compliance
  • Ensure all areas of the kitchen are clean, sanitised, well-maintained and presentable.
  • Check, record and sign off on all shift cleaning schedules, and documentation relating to incoming goods, food holding units and temperature probes.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by the Food & Beverage Manager.



  • Australian recognised Commercial Cookery qualification. 
  • HACCP Level 3 certification preffered 
  • Solid understanding of contract management, quality management systems and continuous improvement principles.
  • Sound knowledge of Food Safety Standards, relevant legislation and statutory obligations.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to high standards of customer service.
  • Strong planning and organisation skills and proven experience in collaborative and consultative processes at a professional level. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a team. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident with full working rights
  • This position requires a Australian Federal Police Check

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

Position Reference Number: 112396 

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