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Are you a Head Chef looking for your next challenge in the culinary world? How would you like to prepare delicious food in an outdoor adventure place in Swan Valley where you could cater for up to 400 people, working with a small, but hard working and positive team? We are looking for an experienced Head Chef to oversee our catering team in Swan Valley Adventure Centre.

About us

Swan Valley Adventure Centre offers a safe and secure world of adventure that is challenging, exciting, and transforming. We offer activity packed school camps, serene corporate conferences or white-knuckle team building adventures.

About the role

The Head Chef will be managing the catering team in the delivery of food quality, safety and service while working within agreed budgets.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Accountable for all aspects of the catering operations at Swan Valley Adventure Centre
  • Supervising and developing the catering team
  • Ensuring food safety, integrated pest management and proper WHS practices are in place
  • Working within agreed budgets
  • Effective roster management
  • Menu creation and implementation
  • Responsible for all catering and functions of up to 400
  • Purchasing and quality control for the kitchen/catering requirements
  • Ensuring quality standards are consistently met.

Skills and experience

  • Relevant trade qualifications
  • 10+ years of experience as a chef and a minimum of 3 as a Head Chef
  • Knowledge of WHS and food safety
  • Ability to work with dietary requirements
  • Excellent organisational ability, including time management and task prioritisation
  • Hands on approach
  • Able to work flexible work hours

The successful candidate will be required to provide a National Police Certificate and a Working With Children Check. As Swan Valley Adventure Centre is an entity of the Anglican Diocese of Perth, our kitchen attendant should also be supportive of the Anglican Church and its values.

What we offer

  • Job stability (full-time permanent role)
  • Free car park
  • Competitive salary

How to apply

Applications which include a cover letter and your CV are invited to

Shortlisting will begin immediately.





  • An opportunity to work in one of the top Outdoor Education Centres in WA
  • Develop your own outdoor industry skills
  • Flexible hours, casual role

The Swan Valley Adventure Centre is a joint venture between the Perth Diocesan Trustees and the Anglican Schools Commission (Inc.) which offers various custom designed outdoor education programmes to suit the schools’ individual needs. We use experiential learning to develop the students in a variety of outcome-based activity programmes, such as Leadership, Problem Solving, etc.

We are currently looking for a casual Outdoor Instructor to join our team. The Outdoor Instructor will contribute to the delivery of outdoor education programmes and activities at Swan Valley Adventure Centre. They will run activities in which they are qualified and assist in all other activities.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Cert III outdoor recreation or equivalent experience; minimum 2 years of experience
  • Two or more of the following nationally recognised qualifications in roping, canoeing and kayaking, such as ACIA guide or instructor, Australian canoeing flat water instructor, or similar
  • A commitment to deliver good customer service
  • The ability to empathise and support individuals in situations which are physically and emotionally demanding
  • Enthusiasm for the outdoor environment
  • The ability to assess a situation rapidly and act decisively under pressure
  • Excellent leadership, group management and communication skills
  • Good stamina and technical skills in a range of outdoor activities
  • Able to work evenings and weekends

In addition to this, our Outdoor Instructor must hold a current Working with Children Check, a valid National Police Certificate and a current First Aid Certificate.

Our employees are expected to be supportive of the Anglican Church and its values.

If this sounds appealing to you, submit your applications which include a cover letter and a CV to

For a confidential discussion regarding the role, contact Katerina Lazarevska on 08 9425 7200.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.