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The Commercial Cookery Department has been through expansion and a cultural change recently – bringing new opportunities and exciting rewards for their staff. APSI is looking for a qualified chef who wants to devote his passion of cookery to training in helping young and budding students to learn to become a chef.

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate technical knowledge and skills in culinary arts, experience in running a commercial kitchen and may have some experience in training apprentices. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, time managed and able to work under pressure. Previous experience with other RTOs is highly desirable.

This chef trainer role is busy, fast paced and requires an experienced chef who has excellent organisational skills and commercial cookery teaching. You will also be passionate about teaching young chefs to excel in their professions and with big industry network.

About the Role
  • Supervise inexperienced students in food production in commercial kitchens
  • Coordinate and manage commercial kitchen operation in line with the SIT training package commercial cookery qualifications
  • Plan and prepare acquisition of cooking provisions, stock control and menu planning
  • Deliver face to face culinary training in a group learning environment
  • Coordinate and prepare learning and assessment materials with other trainers
  • Build strong relationships with host workplace venues allied with the organisation
  • Manage student correspondence and assessment records and upload documents to the central database
  • Coordinate, monitor and assist in workplace visits for student chefs in the workplace
Skills and Attributes
  • Proven experience as a chef in commercial cookery role
  • Problem solve and proactive in nature
  • Relevant Trade qualifications in cookery / culinary arts in hospitality industry
  • An ability to build trust and rapport with internal and external customers
  • At least five years practical work experience in a commercial kitchen
  • RTO training experience as a trainer and/or assessor in a similar capacity
  • Federal Police Clearance and Work with Children Check
  • Highly developed organisational skills and strong leadership qualities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in delivery of group training
  • Microsoft office and computer operational knowledge
  • Experience with International students and work in a diverse cultural environment

Terms of appointment and remuneration will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on skills, experience and availability. Applications with full CV and reference should be forwarded to