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Creating fresh award-winning meals and delivering outstanding service, dnata catering is Australia’s largest inflight catering company.


With a geographically diverse footprint, the company employs over 3,000 people across 11 cities, produces over 25 million meals and services over 250 thousand flights each year.


Offering a suite of services, dnata catering is more than an inflight caterer, managing buy-on-board catering programs, providing inflight retail solutions and operating airport lounges.


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 300 airline customers around the world. Each day, the company handles over 1,800 flights, carries over 8,450 tonnes of cargo, assists over 243,000 passengers, books over 21,000 hotel stays and uplifts over 320,000 meals.


We are currently looking for qualified Chefs to join our busy dC catering unit in Melbourne on full-time basis.


In this role, you will be responsible for:
  • Preparation of hot and cold foods  (commercial quantities)
  • Stock control and minimize food wastage
  • Cleaning and maintaining a hygienic work environment at all times
  • Strictly follow menu specifications as well as food safety / HACCP policies and QSAI procedures
  • Demonstrate flexibility in regards to working around busy flight schedules
Selection Criteria:
  • Trade qualified Chef with at least 2 years proven experience in a high volume food production environment
  • To be available to work around flight schedules 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good knife skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Motivated and efficient
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy open plan kitchen
  • Clear understanding of HACCP/Food Safety/QSAI and WHS procedures
  • Previous experience in a commercial kitchen environment preferred
  • References required
  • Applicants will be required to provide a police background check at their own cost before employment
You will be provided with:
  • Competitive Remuneration 
  • Career Advancement
  • A supportive and friendly team environment
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Other Company Benefits and Incentives


This is an excellent opportunity.
An attractive and rewarding competitive remuneration is available to attract the highest calibre of person.
Please be sure to include a covering letter addressing the key criteria set out in the job details shown here as the first page of your resume.
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