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#Job – FIFO Chefs – Townsville to Remote QLD

  • Fly in-Fly out from Townsville to remote QLD sites
  • Immediate start & competitive hourly rate
  • Flights, accommodation, meals & uniforms provided

For thousands working in remote and offshore areas, a hot meal, a clean bed, freshly laundered work wear and quality recreation are essential comforts. ESS provides the full suite of support services across large-scale remote accommodation centres, villages and camps.

Fly in/out from Townsville

Chefs willing to get to Townsville, sometimes at short notice. Flights are generally early morning and often fly on smaller charter planes or domestic flights.

Note – “drive in-drive out” options of local Mt Isa residents

About the role:

Chefs are “hands on” cooking for approx. 200-1000pax. Following set recipes or menu cards Chefs will cook a variety of cuisines from modern Australian, Asian, European – you name it!

Chefs are NOT picky! They can be rostered on for an early Breakfast/Lunch (Crib) or later Dinner shift.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Preparing buffet style bulk cooking for Breakfast and Crib lunch, or Dinner and Desserts
  • Working within a team, and offering guidance and support where needed, to deliver exceptional quality and service to the village residents
  • Ensuring all OH&S compliance is a achieved and adhere to safe work practices and safe food handling procedures
  • Ensuring all catering controls are in place and wastage is kept to the minimum
  • Able to handle the physical requirements of the role including heavy lifting, occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling or lifting, constant standing & walking throughout the shift.

Chef profile:

  • Qualified with Cert III in Commercial Cookery or equivalent
  • Have bulk catering experience (essential) and confidence to cook a variety of cuisines
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines ensuring prep and services run smoothly
  • Demonstrate a passion for food by ensuring all food is tasty and appealing to the ey
  • Have a flexible and adaptive nature
  • Willingness to pass a full medical and ongoing drug and alcohol screening.


  • internal transfers and promotions;
  • ongoing training and development,
  • a competitive hourly rate,
  • recognition programs including service and safety awards,
  • regular team event days,
  • site based benefits and a variety of company discounts.


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