Apprentice Chef

dnata catering

Tullamarine, VIC

Posted 9/12/2019

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.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 1st Year Apprentice Chef in Commercial Cookery III to join our team in Melbourne Airport.

As an Apprentice and a valued member with dnata catering you will receive:

  • Concise training from our talented and supportive Chef’s
  • Uniform & Tools 
  • On-the-job training
  • Opportunities to take part in Apprentice Chef Competitions and develop a long term career in In-flight Catering and Commercial Cooking

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • A passion and interest in cooking in the in-flight catering industry and a desire to turn your passion into a career
  • Superior presentation with a positive attitude and a strong ethic and communication skills
  • Enthusiastic team member with a “can do” attitude
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Have the ability and means of transport to get to the workplace and TAFE during the hours required
  • A desire to learn and willingness to work hard
  • An acceptance of flexible working hours and the ability to work a rotating roster if required
  • A friendly personality and the enjoyment of working within teams
  • A general understanding of the In-flight Catering Industry and Apprenticeships
  • Obtain a certificate I or II in Hospitality would be considered an advantage

This is an excellent opportunity. 

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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