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Apprentice Chef Taronga Wester...

Apprentice Chef

  • Awarded the Inland NSW Tourism Award for Best Tourist Attraction
  • Temporary
  • Restaurant Employees (State) Award
  • Located at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Bring your hunger to learn and your desire to support others and join one of most unique working environments in Dubbo!
Taronga is looking for a confident self-starter to join their Hospitality team as an Apprentice Chef. You will be mentored and supported to complete accredited training, whilst gaining real life experience in this busy team.
To be successful candidates will have good communication skills, proven motivation to learn and achieve, as well as problem solving capabilities. Your tenacious attitude, `hands on` approach and preparedness to take on the challenge of studying and working here at Taronga Western Plains Zoo will see you winning this role.
About the role....

The apprentice assists the chef in providing a high standard of food in regards to preparation, cooking and presentation whilst ensuring best practice food and kitchen hygiene practices are met.
About you:

  • Undertake and learn all the different aspects of Commercial Cookery that is required as part of the Chef Apprenticeship.
  • Undertake to complete appropriate TAFE training and learn all aspects of commercial cookery. Ensure that all necessary TAFE assessments are completed.
  • Undertake general duties as required as part of the TAFE curriculum and apply the learnt skills and knowledge in the workplace.
  • Work effectively as a member of a high performing team, to assist Taronga in its achievement of strategic outcomes.
  • Comply with Taronga`s Customer Service Charter and suggest initiatives for further improvement to ensure industry leading standards are maintained.
  • Comply with and suggest sustainability practices in the workplace to help achieve Taronga`s sustainability targets and reduce environmental impact.
  • Comply with and report any Work, Health and Safety incidents in line with Taronga`s Work, Health and Safety Charter.

About us....
Taronga believes in a shared future for Wildlife and People and is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organizations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats. Taronga For the Wild!
Our employees enjoy generous employment conditions including:

  • Complimentary family and friends passes
  • A wide range of discounts on our award winning accommodation
  • Discounted food and beverage purchases across the site
  • Reduced rates for other services including animal encounters

About applying....

Applications must be completed via http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/ using the reference number 00005O1K or searching the word Taronga. For more information in relation to the vacant position please contact Veronica Campbell at vcampbell@zoo.nsw.gov.au

To apply for this position please submit a current version of your resume and address the above key accountabilities in a cover letter no more than two pages. You are also required to answer the two target questions as part of the application.

  1. Provide an outline of your knowledge & skills within the hospitality industry.
  2. Tell us about a time that you have worked within a team, what made the team a success and how did you personally contribute to that team.

To review a copy of the role description, please visit the careers page of the Taronga website http://www.taronga.org.au /

Applications close: 25 January 2018

Responsibilities Key accountabilities

  • Undertake and learn all the different aspects of Commercial Cookery that is required as part of the Chef Apprenticeship.
  • Undertake to complete appropriate TAFE training and learn all aspects of commercial cookery. Ensure that all necessary TAFE assessments are completed.
  • Undertake general duties as required as part of the TAFE curriculum and apply the learnt skills and knowledge in the workplace.
  • Work effectively as a member of a high performing team, to assist Taronga in its achievement of strategic outcomes.
  • Comply with Taronga`s Customer Service Charter and suggest initiatives for further improvement to ensure industry leading standards are maintained.
  • Comply with and suggest sustainability practices in the workplace to help achieve Taronga`s sustainability targets and reduce environmental impact.
  • Comply with and report any Work, Health and Safety incidents in line with Taronga`s Work, Health and Safety Charter.

Key Application Responses

  1. Provide an outline of your knowledge & skills within the hospitality industry.
  2. Tell us about a time that you have worked within a team, what made the team a success and how did you personally contribute to that team.
JOB SUMMARY
Date Posted
13/1/2018
Category
Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Location
Dubbo Area, NSW
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