Chef (no experience required) – National Indigenous Times

The efficiency of the Australian Army Catering Corps has a direct bearing on the morale and well-being of the fighting soldier. Catering Soldiers prepare, cook, and serve meals in both field kitchens and Army establishments, to meet the soldier’s dietary needs.

High standards are essential and Corps members take great pride in preparing food according to nutritional, dietary and cultural needs.

Main duties of the position:

As a full-time army chef, you prepare and cook full meals consisting of soups, appetizers, entrees, sweets, cakes, pastries, and yeast products.

The preparation of all types of meals, primarily bulk cooking, is done in a commercial kitchen or in the field. Sometimes cooking for functions also occurs.

Chefs can work their way up to positions of responsibility such as shift, kitchen and catering supervisors.

Key job functions at higher ranks include menu planning, food ordering and inventory control, staffing, on-the-job training, and workplace assessment; and providing technical restoration advice.

Salary and allowances

When you first join the military, you will earn $51,277 or an equivalent annual salary. This will increase as you complete the various stages of training, until you reach the ‘salary when trained’ figure – which could take around 3-12 months. Training times vary.

Upon completion of your initial military training and initial job training, you could be earning $69,660 per year

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