Food Production Manager / Chef

At Home Chef we dont just sell nutritious wholesome meals, we deliver a positive and meaningful difference to the lives of many. As part of our team you will be embarking on a fulfilling career and be part of having a positive impact on many peoples lives.

 About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual to work with a leading organisation with strong values, driven culture and continued growth within the industry.

As Production Manager / Chef you will liaise closely with a range of internal stakeholders including leading a food production and kitchen team. The successful applicant will support and instill the key fundamentals of Quality, Consistency and Care with their team while being enthusiastic, self-motivated, a system thinker, able to implement efficiencies, use technology confidently and competently and display a positive attitude to challenges and changes. 

In this role you  will spend 60% of your time dedicated to procurement, stock control, strategic planning, quality control, staff management and  menu development with 40% of your time hands-on as a Chef working within the production team. 

The role is 5 days per week Monday to Friday, with no shift work, weekend or public holidays.

About You:


  • A willingness, to learn, lead and grow with the company.
  • Chef qualifications preferred 
  • Extensive experience in a high-volume production kitchen environment preferable as a manager or assistant manager
  • A passion for providing quality meals
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Experience working in a goal orientated environment by setting and delivering on key performance indicators
  • Able to work both autonomously, responsible for your own area, as well as within a high functioning team
  • Self-motivated with a professional can-do attitude, taking pride in doing a job beyond expectation
  • Commitment to lead and get the best results from the team
  • An awesome work ethic, which includes attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Daily computer Microsoft Office skills and willingness to quickly learn software products
  • Flexible and dynamic leader



Skills and experience required:


  • Menu planning to ensure recipes and tastes of food meet product quality standards and to ensure compliance with required regulations and policies such as HACCP principals. 
  • Plan weekly production targets for the production team to ensure stock levels are maintained
  • Motivates staff to meet the targets while maintaining the quality and consistency of food production
  • Reviews, improves and implements production systems to improve cooking, preservation and refrigeration processes for food products.
  • Determines food and labour costs, placing orders for ingredients to facilitate successful production of food and ensure the highest quality of food.
  • Maintains product labelling to enforce accuracy and adherence to Australian labelling requirements.
  • Manages day-to-day kitchen operations with a high attention to detail to ensure compliance with all regulations.
  • Ensures the maintenance and acquisition of production machines and tools are of the highest standard.
  • Daily floor supervision of staff practices and quality control while providing mentorship and training to the production team.
  • Continuous review and maintenance of the company Food Safety Management Plan.
  • Experience as a leader in a high-volume food production environment
  • Demonstrates well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with a wide range of people
  • Flexible with the ability to maintain quality outcomes whilst working under pressure
  • Capable of working in a rapidly changing environment and meeting deadlines
  • Daily reporting and consultation with the General Manager
  • Strong alignment and commitment to Home Chef Values
  • Has the right to work in Australia and obtain a National Police Check.


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09/11/2020 $0 Perth 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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