Cafe / Chef Manager, Ingham's Waitoa

We are on the hunt for an experienced and well-rounded Chef who can take our food service to the next level. You will be based at Ingham’s Waitoa Café (East of Morrinsville). Ingham’s is one of New Zealand’s well-known poultry producing companies, with this site employs up to 700 production and office workers.

In this role you will be a hands-on chef actively involved in the creating, cooking, and presentation of all food, as well as the day-to-day running of the cafeteria. Open till late you must have great organisational and communication skills to manage and oversee the cafe even after your shift has finished. With the support of your team members, you will be responsible for making our customers smile and keeping them coming back for more. This position is Monday – Friday (6am – 2.30pm) with weekends free to enjoy with friends and family.

This position requires a chef with a minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience, who can:
• Prepare, cook, and serve a variety of cuisine
• Monitor quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation
• Create menus to cater for a varied clientele and dietary requirements
• Manage food and labour costs within budget
• Discuss food preparation issues with managers and kitchen staff
• Implement New Zealand Food Control and Safety regulations
• Maintain a clean, tidy, safe and hazard free environment
• Lead, develop and motivate an effective team, working across multiple shifts

The ideal candidate will:
• Have excellent communication skills and a flexible/can-do, committed attitude
• Be friendly and engaging, with a desire to be a productive and positive member of the team
• Be passionate about good food, and great service
• Have good time management skills, and moderate computer literacy.

If this sounds like you, and you have the experience to be successful in this demanding but rewarding leadership role, we would love to hear from you. We will be considering applications as they come in so don’t delay, apply today!

Candidates applying must be New Zealand citizens/residents or eligible to work in New Zealand. Please specify your current status in your job application correspondence, and if on a work visa - what type and expiry date.

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