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Commi Chef – Be Part of this Exciting Social Enterprise

Apply now Job no: 981502
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: VIC
Categories: Community Services, Retail & Hospitality

  • Fixed Term Contract – Until June 2019
  • FT, Tuesday to Saturday
  • Fitzroy, VIC Location

About Mission Australia & Charcoal Lane

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

Charcoal Lane is a vibrant and innovative restaurant that offers a unique experience of high quality modern Australian cuisine in a contemporary Indigenous themed setting.  Charcoal Lane enables Aboriginal young people a comprehensive training and support program for individuals experiencing barriers to sustainable mainstream employment.

About the role

As the Commi Chef, you will work collaboratively & assist the head Chef to ensure the continued commercial success of Charcoal Lane's restaurant and catering business.  You will assist with meeting & exceeding income & profit targets as well as achieve program outcomes for disadvantaged indigenous young people.

Duties Include:

  • Ensure mise en place is prepared according to work lists & prior to commencement of service
  • Ensure Food presentation is maintained up to Head Chef & Sours Chef’s standards
  • Monitor Stock & order adhering to correct stock usage & rotations
  • Ensure all foods received & storage meets standards required by the kitchen
  • Maintain food handling & safety standards at all times
  • Guide & mentor Trainees & Casual Staff to meet service delivery standards at all times
  • Proactively assist with Restaurant ensuring open communication across all areas of the Restaurant

 Qualifications & experience:

  • Relevant Certificate in Food & Beverage Hospitality Industry
  • Pastry chef experience is preferable/would be advantageous
  • Proven experience in a similar role coupled with an awareness of social enterprise models, ideal
  • Provide exemplary customer service at all times
  • Excellent time management skills, highly organised & thrives working in a fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills & ability to build effective business relationships
  • Ability to provide positive & creative input, as required

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check.

In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates at participating Centres
  • Paid Parental Leave

Click "APPLY NOW" noting application close 30th April 2018

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

 Charcoal Lane Commis Chef PD Final 2016.pdf 

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan


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