Work With Us

Cater Plus is a food service company that is big enough to deliver, but small enough to care. Born in our founder’s Hamilton home kitchen in 2006, we now run over 80 food establishments throughout the country! With a team of over 450 staff members, our values of Passion for Food and Excellence in Service starts with good staff and we know it!

Why us?
It’s our Culture! Our values of People, Integrity, Passion, Excellence and Service highlight what is most important to us and with our positive, fun, engaged and high performing team we pride ourselves on offering the best places to work in the industry.

We are passionate about food and our people and offer:
- lots of ongoing support, development and training
- real future career opportunities
- working for a growing kiwi owned company with community spirit
- access to beach accommodation and our savings scheme with benefits only offered to our staff

We are always seeking people who fit our values to help us deliver on our promises. Please review our vacancies below, and if any of these sound like you, and you have a passion for food and great service, we want to hear from you!

 
 
 

CURRENT VACANCIES

Cook - Northland Operations Support Team

Minimum 30 hours per week Do you enjoy variety? With 4 kitchens and 2 cafes within the Northland region, we have a rare opportunity for a passionate, adaptable, and flexible, hands-on Cook who enjoys the variety of working across all these sites. With various size age care kitchens, an industrial cafeteria and public Cafe, this role will keep you on your toes! Ranging in cooking styles, ...
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Cook - Aparangi Village, Te Kauwhata

Part time – 3 days- 25.5 hours per week – Every Monday and 2 days as per Rotating roster We have an opportunity based in Te Kauwhata for a passionate and courteous part time Cook. We are seeking a reliable individual who enjoys interacting with the elderly and making their day by serving amazing meals. Aparangi Village is a unique lifestyle retirement village in the rural ...
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Cafe Allrounder - Inghams Waitoa

40 hours per week as rostered Monday to Friday Do you have experience working in a café? Looking for a local role in the Matamata-Piako District? Yes – then read on! We have an opportunity for a café superstar to join our team based at Ingham’s, Waitoa. In this position you will be actively involved in all aspects of the café including front of house customer service, and ...
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Cleaner - Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru

Monday to Friday 3.30pm – 7.30pm Are you reliable with great time management skills? Can you follow instructions and show attention to detail? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Cater Plus team as a cleaner based at Craighead Diocesan School for Girls in Timaru. Daily tasks are but not limited to: - Vacuuming and mopping, - Dusting, - Disinfecting and cleaning toilet ...
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Chef Manager - Griffins Snacks, Papakura

An exciting opportunity has arrived for a passionate and hands on Chef Manager who is ready for a new challenge. - Monday to Friday (6:00am - 2:30pm) Cater Plus is the proud new catering service provider for Griffins Snacks, Papakura, manufacturer of many iconic Kiwi biscuits. We have a vacancy for a dynamic Chef Manager with strong cabinet food repertoire to manage the kitchen and team ...
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Catering Assistant - Operations Support, Auckland

Are you a next level hospitality all-rounder? Do you know your way around a cafe and pride yourself on great customer service? Then we want to hear from you. Rostered Monday – Sunday (40 hours per week) Are you looking for a full-time position with variety? We have a rare opportunity for an enthusiastic, adaptable, and flexible catering assistant to help us deliver the best food ...
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Chef Manager - Operations Support, Auckland

- Passion for Food / Excellence in Service - Variety and challenge – no two days the same! - 40 hours per week as and where rostered (Monday to Sunday) We have a rare opportunity for a passionate, adaptable, and flexible, hands-on Chef Manager to help us deliver the best food experience in the industry. About the Role: Working across our various in-house kitchens and cafés in the ...
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Head Chef - Industrial Cafeteria, Hastings

• Full Time (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm) • Weekends and public holidays off • No late nights Are you an experienced chef and passionate foodie looking for your next challenge in a role that offers true work-life balance, competitive remuneration, and an opportunity to really make your mark? Come and lead our café team, catering for the staff working on this large industrial ...
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Chef Manager - St Joseph's Heritage Lifecare, Upper Hutt

Monday to Friday 7am - 3pm Can you deliver the best food service experience in the industry? Are you an experienced chef seeking your next leadership role? Cater Plus is a locally owned industry leader looking for a caring and compassionate Chef Manager to run our in-house kitchen at St Joseph’s Heritage Lifecare close to the heart of Upper Hutt. This role is responsible for ...
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Cook - Gracedale Retirement Village

Looking for a new opportunity? The team at Gracedale are looking for a friendly, hands-on Cook who enjoys baking and interacting with resthome staff and residents. Friday and Monday (8:00am – 3.30pm), Saturday and Sunday (8.00am – 5.00pm) - 32 hours per week Are you an experienced Cook seeking that work/life balance? This is a position to cover the Kitchen Manager’s days off. We ...
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Chef Manager - Ara Institute of Canterbury

Monday to Friday Are you an experienced café chef or cook, and passionate foodie looking for your next challenge in a vibrant and dynamic environment? If so, this rare opportunity managing our Coffee Infusion Café located on site at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Madras Campus has your name all over it! With the support of a barista/cafe assistant, you will be hands-on in the kitchen ...
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Cook/Chef - Aged Care, Bainswood on Victoria

Part time (Friday & Saturday, 8.15am – 5.15pm) Are you an experienced Chef seeking that work/life balance, or an accomplished home cook looking to share your passion and skill with the 60 residents of Bainswood on Victoria, a family-oriented rest home located in Rangiora? This position covers the Chef Manager’s days off and requires a reliable and hardworking individual that shares our ...
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Site Manager - Bluebird Cafe, Wiri

Looking for a job in South Auckland? An exciting opportunity has arrived for a passionate and hands on Chef Manager who is ready for a new challenge. We are a passionate bunch who enjoy delivering great food and even better service and so we are looking for someone who feels the same! A rarity in hospitality, enjoy working 40 hours: Monday – Friday (6am to 14.30pm) with weekends and public ...
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Chef Manager - Boarding School, Timaru

Do you have a passion for preparing and delivering a top-notch food service? A rare opportunity has arisen for a talented Chef Manager to join Cater Plus and our team at this highly regarded secondary school and boarding house kitchen based in Timaru, two hours south of Christchurch. In this multifaced role you will oversee the management of the food service, as well as the school ...
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Catering Assistant (Casual) - Hastings

We have an opportunity for a passionate and motivated individual to join our cafe team providing catering services to staff working on this Hastings based site. This is a casual position working as and when required to support the team and take the pressure off on those particularly busy days, or to cover staff on leave. Operating weekdays, early until late, the successful candidate will need ...
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Chef/Chef Manager - Operations Support, Waikato Region

• Passion for Food / Excellence in Service • Great remuneration package plus fuel allowance • 40 hours per week as and where rostered (Monday to Sunday) Looking for a new opportunity? Like a position with variety and challenge? Our team in the Waikato is growing, and we need an experienced chef who can work across a variety of aged care, private hospital, and cafe settings which ...
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Learning & Development Business Partner - Hamilton Hub

Are you passionate about shaping the development of the people you work with? Do you have a natural like for people and want to make a difference within a collaborative team environment? It’s busy here at Cater Plus and our Learning & Development Lead is a pivotal role enabling us to deliver on our commitment to maximising the potential of our people, within a culture that promotes a ...
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Operations Manager - South Island

Who is Cater Plus? Cater Plus is a company that prides itself on excellent service and works hard to deliver catering solutions that are innovative, reliable, and cost effective. From managing onsite cafés, providing catering for corporate functions, supporting kitchen operations delivering a high quality food service for staff, residents, patients or guests, we have the passion and experience ...
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Chef/Cook - Our Paddock Cafe, AFFCO - Horotiu

Full Time (Monday to Friday 1.30pm – 10pm) We have an opportunity for an experienced and reliable chef, cook, or café allrounder to join the team at Our Paddock Café located at AFFCO New Zealand in Horotiu (just north of Hamilton). AFFCO is one of New Zealand’s leading meat processing companies, and this site caters for up to 350 production workers and head office staff. In this ...
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Chef - Mt Albert Grammar Boarding School

40 hours per week: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11.30am-8pm, Saturday 6.30am-3pm, Sunday 8am-8pm This position caters for a hearty home-style evening meal for the 140boarders at the boys and girls hostel, Mt Albert Grammar school. This role is ideal for an individual with a passion for food and excellent service, who pride themself on producing consistently delicious meals time and time ...
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Chef - Cambridge Resthaven

Chef - Senior Living, Resthaven Resthome and Café - Cambridge 32 hours per week Friday, Saturday 6.00am to 2.30pm and Sunday, Monday 9am to 5.30pm. Do you work hard, but love to have fun along the way? Do you enjoy making people’s day preparing and serving great food? We are looking for an experienced and motivated Chef to join our team at Cambridge Resthaven. Our kitchen at ...
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Weekend Chef, Ons Dorp

- Saturday and Sunday (6:30am – 3:00pm) Are you an experienced hospitality and food service superstar looking for a part-time Chef position? Cater Plus is a locally-owned industry leader looking for a hands-on Chef to support and run the cooking service in one of our in-house kitchens at an aged care site in Henderson. Ons Dorp is a Retirement and Lifestyle Village with a Dutch flavour that ...
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Chef Manager - Plant and Food Research, Auckland

Are you an innovative and experienced Chef Manager looking for a new challenge? Then we want to hear from you. Monday – Friday (6:30am – 3:00pm). Full time position, no weekend work We are on the hunt for a motivated, talented, and full of energy Chef Manager, for our Cater Plus Café site, located at Plant and Food Research, Mt Albert. In this role you will be a hands-on chef ...
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Multiple Kitchen Roles - Kakariki Hospital, Auckland

We have 3 new and exciting opportunities for motivated, reliable and experienced staff who have a passion for food and are keen to take the next step in their career by joining our team. Cater Plus is the proud service provider for the new Kākāriki Hospital in Auckland, a modern private short-stay surgical hospital based in Greenlane, that is committed to providing restaurant quality meals ...
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Catering Assistant - Fonterra Eltham

Saturday and Sunday (6am – 1.30pm) We are on the hunt for a reliable individual for our café located on site at the Fonterra factory in Eltham. The café at this site is open 7 days per week from early until late and we are seeking candidates for this part time position. Working mainly weekend shifts, (Saturday and Sunday 6am – 1.30pm), flexibility to provide cover over weekdays and ...
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Catering Assistant - Woolworths Distribution Centre Cafe

34 hours per week (Friday – Tuesday) Are you a passionate foodie who knows their way around a café and prides themself on great customer service? Woolworths is a household name providing food for kiwis all over New Zealand and we are proud to cater to those keeping our food chain running through our Café Whanaungatanga located on site at the Palmerston North Distribution Centre. ...
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Cook - Aged Care Kitchen, Te Kuiti

21- 28 hours per week as rostered Monday to Sunday Are you an accomplished home cook looking to pick up a part-time job or additional hours? We are on the lookout for a passionate Cook who would enjoy the opportunity to share their culinary skills with the 52 residents at this aged residential care facility based in Te Kuiti. This position does not require a qualified chef as you will be ...
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Cafe Assistant - Waste Management

Part time: 22.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday 10.30am to 3.30pm) Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity? Love food and working with people? Cater Plus is on the hunt for a passionate café assistant to join the Hub Café at Waste Management, East Tamaki. To be successful in this role you need to be high energy with a can-do attitude and a friendly nature. Waste Management is ...
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Weekend Cook - Sacred Heart College

10.5 hours per week on Saturdays: 7am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 7pm Cater Plus is the proud new service provider at Sacred Heart College, Glendowie, Auckland and a vacancy has arisen for a Cook/Kitchen Assistant, to join Cater Plus and the family at Sacred Heart College. This position is working on Saturday as the Cook and is educational, meaning work hours may reduce during the tertiary ...
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Barista - Coastal Villas Retirement Village, Paraparaumu

Part time (Tuesday and Thursday approx. 9am – 3.30pm) We have an opportunity for a reliable and welcoming barista with a friendly can-do attitude to join our team at coastal Villas Retirement Village, located in the heart of the Kapiti Coast. Here Cater Plus proudly run the food service, catering for 75 residents daily, and we are seeking and experienced barista for our small café which ...
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