Chefs plan and organise the preparation and cooking of food in dining and catering establishments.


Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,000

Where you could work:

Restaurants/Businesses - The Fish House, Good Mix Superfoods

Hotels and Resorts - Southport Sharks, Star Entertainment, Mantra Group, Sheraton Mirage

Self Employed


Chefs do the following tasks:

  • Planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
  • Monitoring quality of dishes at all stages of preparation and presentation
  • Discussing food preparation issues with Managers, Dietitians and kitchen and waiting staff
  • Demonstrating techniques and advising on cooking procedures
  • Preparing and cooking food
  • Explaining and enforcing hygiene regulations
  • May select and train staff
  • May freeze and preserve foods