Head Chef - Opal Netherby (Permanent Full Time)

Opal Aged Care

As the Head Chef, you will be leading the hospitality team, managing the busy kitchen & creating fresh & delicious meals for our residents.

  • Wahroonga Location, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
  • Work for a leading aged care provider, friendly & supportive Team Environment
  • Make a difference to the lives of our residents!
At Opal Aged Care, we know that companies don’t succeed, people do.

Our purpose is to bring joy to those we care for and our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence reflect that CARE is at the heart of everything we do.

Opal Aged Care is one of Australia’s largest aged care providers, with 74 homes across four states and employs a team of over 8,000 nationally. Opal has one of the strongest growth trajectories in the industry with over ten new aged care homes scheduled to open in the next two years.   

About the role: 

Opal Netherby, located in Wahroonga is currently seeking an experienced Chef to work Mondays to Fridays on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for the delivery of delicious, nutritious home-style meals for our residents.

This is a permanent position with the convenient hours of Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Our Head Chef is responsible for: 
  • Creating home-style meals following a national set of menu/recipes
  • Carrying out best practice in the kitchen with food preparation and safety
  • Ensuring the catering service is safe and of high quality that meets resident needs
  • Providing leadership to the hospitality team
Our ideal candidate will:  
  • Must have a Cert IV in Commercial Cooking
  • Ideally 3 years' experience within an aged care and/or hotel environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of legislative requirements (WH&S, Fire/Evacuation, Infection Control)
  • Pride in the quality of the food and meals that is produced in the kitchen.
  • Strong People Leadership Skills.

All applicants must be willing to obtain a police clearance certificate via Opal's police check system and undergo pre-employment medical. You may also be required to attend a drug screen and complete psychometric testing.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and to make a key contribution to the care of our residents and the overall success of Opal Aged Care.

For a full listing of all our current vacancies visit

To meet a few of our team and read about why they chose to work for Opal Aged Care visit https://www.opalagedcare.com.au/about-us/meet-our-team/