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Commis Chef

Apply now Job No:512347
Area:Office of Chief Operating Officer
Salary (FTE):Hospitality Cook Grade 3 Load Rate ($59,806.85 - $59,806.85)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Brisbane

Customs House

The University of Queensland’s Customs House is one of Brisbane’s premier restaurant, events and heritage destinations. Behind the grand Corinthian columns you will find exquisite boardrooms, a stunning ballroom, seminar rooms and a restaurant.

Customs House is regarded as one of Brisbane’s most awarded function venues. Customs House caters for both corporate and private functions and is a spectacular venue for a wedding reception. Our Patina Restaurant provides seating inside in beautiful heritage surroundings or outside on the terrace overlooking the river and the Story Bridge.

About This Opportunity

Our Commis Chef is responsible for the production of a la carte and function food for our busy kitchen. The successful candidate will take a hands on role in the general operations of the kitchen and external catering. For a full list of duties, please see the PD below.

This position is based at Customs House, 399 Queen St., Brisbane.

Our Ideal Candidate

You'll be highly organised, with effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities and time pressures. You'll be a team player, with a customer centric focus. Most pertinently, you'll be committed to the delivery of the highest quality product and service. 2+ years of experience as a Commis Chef in a similar establishment is key to success in this role.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time fixed term position at Hospitality Cook Grade 3.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be $59,806 per annum, plus 17% super.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 512347_Commis Chef_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact John Offenhauser (Executive Chef) on (07) 3365 8999.

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter, addressing the key selection criteria (found in the PD), and;
  • Resume/CV.

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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