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Chef - Expression of Interest

Australia’s largest inflight caterer, we are chosen by many of the world’s airlines for our fresh award-winning meals and outstanding service.


With a geographically diverse footprint, we employ over 4,000 people across 9 cities, produce over 64 million meals and service over 246 thousand flights each year.


Offering a suite of services, we are more than an inflight caterer.  We also manage buy-on-board catering programs, provide inflight retail solutions, operate airport lounges and provide readymade meal manufacturing for export, airline and non-airline markets.


Parent company dnata - part of the Emirates Group – is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 127 airports. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and inflight catering services in 85 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 270 airline customers around the world.


The Opportunity
We are seeking expressions of interest for qualified Chefs to join our busy catering unit in Melbourne.


You will be working in a busy open plan kitchen preparing and cooking various hot and cold food items for our customer airlines in commercial quantities.


Some of the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Strictly follow menu specifications as well as food safety / HACCP policies and QSAI procedures
  • Stock control and minimize food wastage
  • Cleaning and maintaining a hygienic work environment at all times

The Person

This role will suit someone who has passion for International Cuisine and is motivated, organized and efficient. You must be flexible to work around busy in-flight production schedules and manage your time effectively.


Successful candidate has trade qualifications and proven experience in high volume food production environment. We are looking for someone who is passionate about providing our customers with high quality food to be a hands-on member of our team. 



  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Uniforms and PPE provided
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Company benefits and incentives – including discounted private health insurance
  • Supportive and friendly team environment

If you would like to apply for this role please apply via

Please include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria as the first page of your resume.


We welcome applications from candidates across all states. The successful candidate is responsible for covering her / his own relocation expenses.


We thank all applicants in advance as only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. No applications from recruitment agencies will be accepted.

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