Employment Issues


Career Information on Becoming a Chef

Chefs are the most skilled cooks in a professional kitchen. Their tasks include preparing food, managing the cooking staff, training the cooking staff and ordering food supplies. In addition to years of training and professional experience, chefs must exhibit strong interpersonal and leadership skills. They are responsible for managing and inspiring a whole kitchen staff and motivating them to work professionally without foregoing quality.
To becoming a chef, all cookers are necessary to achieve a high degree of training and professional experience before they are able to manage and maintain their own kitchen operation. Although many chefs have completed at their local TAFE or other private colleges that also offering certifications and diplomas in view of better training to hospitality professionals of the future. While in school, prospective chefs take courses in nutrition, food storage, portion control, inventory and purchasing. They also learn how to handle and maintain kitchen equipment, proper knife technique and banquet service.
Chefs can study general culinary arts (art of the preparation cooking and presentation of food, usually in the form of meals) or focus on a specific type of cooking. Trained professionals can work as personal chefs in restaurants, cafeterias or other kitchen environments. With experience, they may gain some degree of fame for certain signature dishes.
According of The Australian government\'s Job Outlook portal states there is a high amount of chefs in Australia and employment opportunities have been steadily increasing over the last 10 years. Payscale states the salary range for a chef is AUD$ 38,943 to AUD $55,779 and the median salary is AUD $48,652. This is an average hourly rate of AUD $21.00. This role often requires 2-3 years of experience as a qualified chef.

Job Required

The table below showing two Chefs/Cooking jobs that had been collected from newspaper and online job advertisements in Sydney area.

Location Cammeray

Experience required • Experience in working under pressure in a fast paced and high volume kitchen
• Experience in adhering to strict health and hygiene standards and also to Workplace Health & Safety legislation
• Experience in food quality control
• Be HACCP accredited

• An experienced of Chef De Partie or experienced of demi Chef De Partie from a good food guide listed restaurant or Café.

Qualifications required • Well organized with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Able to display a passion for perfection and work in a dynamic environment.
• Must have completed a trade apprenticeship
• Have established industry experience
• Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills

Wage/ Salary N/A N/A
Additional benefits N/A N/A
Contact person 0409 812 106

Type of application required Full Time Full Time
Closing date of application N/A N/A
Starting date of position 7/Aug/2015 N/A

Discrimination in the workplace

In an ideal world, people would be equal in rights, opportunities, and responsibilities, despite their race or gender. In the world we live in, we constantly face with all kinds of neglect based on different attributes. All over the world, certain people treat others with prejudgment because of particular features they have. Unfortunately, this happens in every place specifically in offices and other business surroundings. This fact is called workplace discrimination.

What is Discrimination in the workplace?
Discrimination in the workplace is when an individual or a group of individuals is/are being treated differently or unfair from others because of their nationality, skin colour, gender, marital status, age, trade union activity, or other defining attributes. Discrimination can be divided into two categories:

• Direct Discrimination
Direct Discrimination is discrimination based on the individual’s particular personal attribute such as age or race. For example a person may be thought to be too old for the job or the employer doesn’t like a certain race so he doesn’t hire a person from that racial background.

• Indirect Discrimination
Indirect Discrimination happens as a result of policies or regulations made that unintentionally discriminate against people with certain attributes. For example a workplace will not hire people over a certain weight or height to work there.

Every job in Australia, the employee has many rights to work and one of these rights is not to be discriminated against. This means that all employees and anyone who applies for a job are entitled to fair treatment from their employer or the potential employer. In particular, the employer must provide equal employment opportunity for everyone. It is unlawful for an employer regardless of size to discriminate against an employee, if the employer treat them unfairly or harass them because of their:

 Gender, including pregnancy
 Race
 Age
 Colour
 Ethnic or ethno-religious background
 Nationality
 Disability
 Sexuality
 Family