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Culinary Apprenticeship Opportunity – Melbourne

February 7, 2023 | Jobseekers, Recent News

Culinary Apprenticeship Opportunities

Delaware North in Melbourne are now welcoming applications for individuals with a passion for food who are ready to kick-start their culinary careers and join us in the role of Apprentice Chef, working across iconic venues in Melbourne including The Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne & Olympic Parks and Marvel Stadium.

    • Multiple opportunities available across our venues
    • Work in the most iconic stadiums in Australia including the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere and gain experience working on some of Australia’s largest events
    • Take charge of your career and join a global hospitality company where you will learn from the best in the business

About this opportunity:

As an Apprentice Chef, you will work under the guidance and supervision of Delaware North’s dedicated Chefs, where you will be assisting in preparing, presenting, and delivering a variety of high-quality premium menus. You will gain extensive experiences within a large high volume commercial kitchen environment while undertaking your training to be a fully qualified Chef.

You will be mentored by our team of highly skilled Chefs and you will learn to operate commercial kitchen equipment, learn different knife skills and an extensive variety of cooking techniques as you complete your culinary qualification and gain experience and exposure with a leading hospitality company.

You will be on a rotating roster, gaining knowledge from well renowned high-profile Chefs across high end premium restaurants, large 5 star event catering businesses, high volume pastry operations, and all areas of a large production kitchen and sports event catering.

The apprenticeship will commence in February 2023.

About You:

    • You have a passion for all things food and are willing and eager to learn
    • You have a positive attitude and possess excellent communication skills
    • You must be available to work a flexible roster including weekends and public holidays depending on business needs
    • No experience is necessary, however, previous commercial kitchen experience will be highly regarded
    • You are interested in studying Culinary OR you are currently completing your first year


    • Paid training with our partner at Victorian University
    • 25% above Award wages – Adult apprentice weekly pay $940. Junior apprentice weekly pay $646 (with penalty loading paid for hours worked on weekends and public holidays + superannuation)
    • Australian Apprentice Training Support Payment – 4 payments of $1,250 every six months for the first 24 months. Total support payment of $5,000 in addition to your above Award wages
    • Mapped out career pathway & opportunity to work across other sites
    • Opportunity to be involved in various challenging competitions at a local, State and National level as a chance to showcase their skills as a Chef

This is a truly exciting opportunity to join the Delaware North team and be a part of some of the largest sporting events in Australia. It is an opportunity to kick-start your culinary career with a team who share your passion for food.

Apply now to begin your journey!

Please note, this opportunity is not suitable for individuals who already hold a Commercial Cookery Qualification.
To be eligible for this apprenticeship, you must be an Australian Citizen or hold Permanent Residency in Australia.

Applications close 01-03-2023