Chef Apprenticeship

About Maxima:

Maxima is a leading Group Training Organisation – we manage recruitment, placement and ongoing support of trainees and apprentices on behalf of our host employers. We aim to help you kick-start your career into the job or industry of your choice, boost your employment credentials and equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to succeed in the future.


  • Complete a nationally recognised Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Possible eligibility for Government Incentives of up to $5,000 in first 2-years and access to a Trade Support Loan
  • Uniform and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided
  • Earn while you learn with no study debt
  • Supported by a dedicated Maxima Consultant

The Role:

Maxima has multiple Host Employers across Adelaide that are looking for motivated individuals to kickstart their kitchen pathway. 

These 4-year full-time opportunities will see you working alongside culinary supervisors where you will become equipped across all kitchen areas and receive formal training towards a nationally recognised Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Duties Include:

  • A la carte menu cooking
  • Prepare meals including functions and desserts 
  • Stock rotation
  • Produce quality dishes in a timely manner 
  • Cleaning tasks 

About You: 

  • Live and breathe all things food
  • High attention to detail 
  • Ability to work under time constraints and remain calm
  • Strong communication skills
  • Can work independently and within a team environment

Role Requirements: 

  • Ability to work across a 7-day roster
  • Ability to work multiple shifts including morning and night 
  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations or similar (preferred but not essential)

How to Apply:

Click Apply and complete the online application form and attach a copy of your resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role. 

Recent school leavers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

National Apprenticeship wages and conditions apply. 

For further information please visit our website 


At Maxima we are committed to supporting positively diverse and including workforces which value all backgrounds and experiences.  We encourage applications from First Nations Peoples, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people of all gender identities and people living with a disability.

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