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Catering Attendant

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


Our busy Sydney Airport kitchens are looking for motivated and flexible Catering Attendants. These are casual positions based at the dC catering units in Sydney South and North.


Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing, presenting and the correct handling of all produce and airline catering materials
  • Plating of meals, set up of food trays as directed and in line with customer specifications
  • Packing and replenishment of carts and packing of equipment carts
  • Assisting Chefs in food preparation as directed
  • Operating equipment used to assist in meal assembly
  • Basic use of knives and machinery
  • Performing such tasks in accordance with Company specifications so as to comply with hygiene, quality, safety, performance and customer service standards
  • Cleaning kitchen work areas (food preparation and presentation) and scullery areas of the kitchen, including removal of waste
  • Ensuring the work area is clean, hygienic and restocked at all times
  • Storing food in temperature controlled facilities and follow stock rotation procedures
  • Producing or packing product to customer specifications
  • Ensuring adherence to Cart Packing Plan (CPP)
  • Adhering to the company’s policy in relation to HALAL, HACCP, QSAI / Food Safety, Workplace Health and Safety, Quarantine and Customs
  • Working in other areas of the unit for part or whole of shift basis to meet operational demands

Selection Criteria

  • Flexible availability to work a variety of shifts across a 7 day week on a casual basis
  • Experience of working in a food environment
  • Fine motor skills
  • Access to own transport
  • Strong numerical skills 
  • Sound knowledge of WHS & hygiene
  • HACCP experience
  • Impeccable presentation and grooming
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team


  • Competitive Remuneration
  • Career Advancement
  • A supportive and friendly team environment
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Other Company Benefits and Incentives

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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