University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Commis Chef - Customs House

Australia

Closing soon

  • 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 Commis Chef to join our culinary team at join the professional team at the award winning Customs House, in the heart of Brisbane City. Assisting the Executive and Sous Chef in maintaining the high culinary standards.

    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.

    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:

  • Production of all foods for Patina at Customs House.

  • Production of function for food for in house events and for outside catering.

  • Maintenance of high standards of food output.

  • Assist in the training and supervision of kitchen hands.

  • Responsible use of all kitchen equipment.

  • Recording of cold rooms and fridge temperatures.

  • Recording of temperatures of incoming stock where required.

  • Maintenance of mise en place for restaurant and function.

  • Informing the chef in charge of stock requirements.

  • Following all requirements in maintaining the Food Safety Plan.

  • This is a Full-time, Fixed-term position up to 2 years. At Cook Grade 3 Load Rate. The full-time equivalent base salary will be $65,818 plus super of up to 17%. The total package including superannuation will be $77,007 per annum.

    About You
  • Completion of apprenticeship in cookery.

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in the role of Commis Chef in a similar establishment.

  • 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 skills.

  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

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

  • 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) 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 supply the following document:

  • Resume
  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during 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 29 May 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-38641)

    Job details

    Title

    Commis Chef - Customs House

    Employer

    University of Queensland

    Location

    Australia

    Published

    May 02, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 29, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment,Staff

    Field

    Arts and Culture,Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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