Camp Chef – Position Description

Students Explore Australia

Students Explore Australia Pty Ltd is on a mission to connect young people with nature, as a means of improving their wellbeing. We predominantly achieve this through delivering school camps for primary and high schools across Australia, and also work with universities, accommodation providers and other groups.

Students Explore Australia falls between the tourism, education and wellbeing industries, and operates alongside our sister brand – Aussie Journeys.

Our core values are:

  1. We strive for good vibes everyday (there’s a science behind this)
  2. We are hungry to achieve our personal bests
  3. We are highly organised and disciplined
  4. We are adaptable to change
  5. We are optimists, with can-do attitudes

We are a for-purpose business that takes pride in our engaging work culture and positive working environment. We emphasise personal growth and development in our staff to complement our fast-growing business.

Role Description:

The successful candidate will travel with our team to different locations to assist with catering school camps and our all-abilities camps. You will work within a team to deliver a high quality of food service to our campers, including food preparation, cooking, cleaning, and adhering to food hygiene and safety standards. You must be willing to travel to different camp locations and adapt to different kitchens and facilities. For the duration of the camps you will stay on-site, with accommodation and meals included, in addition to your daily rate.

Your Main Duties Include:

  • Preparing meals and cooking as outlined in the meal plan document

  • Engaging with our students at meal time, and providing them with simple, fun and healthy meals to brighten their day!

  • Adhering to food hygiene and safety standards

  • Serving meals to campers

  • Setting up and cleaning up your workstation

  • Helping to clean dishes

  • drive the company van and catering trailer

Role Requirements:

  • Must hold a current drivers license

  • Must hold a current working with children’s check (WWCC) or be willing to obtain one

  • Must be willing to travel and be away from home for 3-5 days at a time

  • Ideally have experience in similar roles or hold current qualifications in cookery/kitchen operations

  • You will hold an advantage if you have an Light Rigid license (purely as part of our on-tour contingency plans – having a spare minibus driver)

Our Ideal Candidate Will Be:

  • A team-focused player with an optimistic, can-do attitude for life and for work

  • Passionate about cooking, with multiple years of experience as a chef

  • Organised and punctual

  • Able to follow instructions and food plans

  • A person who enjoys working with kids or students, and feels an urge to mix up their regular work routine

Renumeration: $400 per day + 11% super on top + meals + accommodation (or $444 per day as a contractor)

If you feel that you are the right fit for this role, and you embody our core values – then we encourage you to apply today!

How to Apply:

Please email your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Camp Chef Application – (your name)”. In your application, attach a copy of your resume and a cover letter that addresses why you would like to be part of our teams

Applications Close: Friday 31st May Midnight