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Careers in Catering and Hospitality

Working in hospitality can be a fulfilling career choice for those who want to make a difference in the lives of older Australians.

As part of IRT Catering, you’ll be working in a team that produces around 52,000 home-style, nutritious meals each week.

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Providing high quality nutritious meals to older Australians

The specific duties will vary depending on the role, but IRT Catering employs chefs, food preparation and hospitality employees, nutritionists, delivery drivers and other health professionals who are committed to safely providing nutritious meals to our residents and customers. You may be ordering stock, creating recipes, preparing meals, cleaning or delivering the end product to our aged care centres.

If you’re passionate about great food, customer service and helping older people live their best life, we’d love to hear from you.

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Why work with us

IRT Group is one of Australia’s largest community-owned providers of independent living, residential aged care and home care. With 50 years’ experience caring for older Australians, we help seniors live their best life throughout NSW, ACT and Queensland.

Join more than 2800 team members that enjoy competitive salaries, salary packaging, career development opportunities and a wide range of benefits such as discounted gym memberships and rewards programs.

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Salary packaging benefits

Health & wellbeing programs

Learning and development opportunities

Flexible working arrangements

View current jobs

View our latest hospitality and catering jobs here.

Start a career that matters and make a difference to the lives of older Australians.

Types of positions available

Are you a hospitality professional who thrives on delivering the highest quality product for your customers? We’re always looking for people like you to join our team in the following roles:

  • Chefs
  • Catering assistants
  • Hospitality employees (based in our aged care centres)
  • Nutritionists
  • Delivery drivers
  • Storepersons
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Our application process

Lodge your application

If you’re interested in working in aged care at IRT, you can view and apply for specific jobs listed here or register your interest via our online form here.

Suitability interview

If we think you may be right for the role, you’ll be interviewed to determine your suitability.

Reference checks

If you’re successful, you’ll then be required to undergo reference checks, and other pre-employment checks.

Onboarding and training

You have been offered the job, congratulations! Our onboarding program helps you learn specific job requirements and acquire essential organisational knowledge.

Our locations

IRT offers independent retirement living, aged care and home care across NSW, ACT and Queensland. We have residents and clients in Sydney, Canberra, the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Sunshine Coast regions.

IRT Catering is based in Unanderra, in the Illawarra.

Everything you need to know about working in hospitality

What experience do you need for a job with IRT Catering?

The amount of experience required to work in hospitality at IRT depends on the position and its related job duties. Our catering team is highly diverse and ranges from less experienced roles such as delivery drivers and kitchen hands to more experienced roles such as nutritionists and chefs. Be sure to check the position description to understand the level of experience required for specific roles.

Do I need a certificate to work in hospitality?

It depends on the role. For some senior roles, there are no required qualifications, but it’s common to complete certain training and it’s certainly highly valued. For example, chefs typically complete an apprenticeship or a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and qualifications in Food Safety Supervision.

Check the position description to see if there are certain qualifications required for the job you’re applying for.

What does a hospitality worker do at IRT?

As part of IRT Catering, you’ll be working in a team that produces and delivers around 52,000 home-style, nutritious meals each week. The specific duties will vary depending on the role, but IRT Catering employs chefs, food preparation and hospitality employees, nutritionists, delivery drivers and other health professionals who are committed to providing nutritious meals safely to our residents and customers. You may be ordering stock, creating recipes, preparing meals, cleaning or delivering the end product to our sites.

What are some of the benefits of working in hospitality at IRT?

If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment to prepare and deliver high quality meals to our residents, then working in catering can be a fun and rewarding role. Other benefits of working in hospitality at IRT:

  • Hospitality workers are needed almost everywhere, so you have the option to move around. At IRT, we employee hospitality workers across NSW, ACT and Queensland.
  • High demand. It’s usually relatively easy to find work.
  • Fun, social environment. Be part of a light-hearted and social team at IRT.
  • Opportunity to use your creativity to create new meals for our residents.
  • Leave your work at the door. Most of our hospitality roles end when your shift ends, so you don’t have to worry about ever taking work home with you.

Are you interested in working with IRT?

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