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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 Canberra kitchen is looking for a motivated, skilled and highly flexible Catering Attendant to join their team on full-time basis.


Key Responsibilities

  • Food meal plating, tray set and packing of food carts
  • Ensure that presentation / weight specifications are adhered to
  • Comply with Food Safety / HACCP guidelines
  • Ensure that cleaning schedules are followed and adhered to, maintaining a high standard of hygiene at all times
  • Communicate with all stakeholders to ensure that timelines are met
  • Maintain flexibility in regards to working hours including weekends
  • Participate in Food Safety training
  • Understand and comply with internal policies and procedures
  • Move and lift items manually
  • Prolonged periods of standing

Selection Criteria

  • Flexible availability to work a variety of shifts across a 7-day week
  • Experience of working in a food environment
  • Basic knife skills
  • 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


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • 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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