Catering Assistant - St Joseph’s Home of Compassion, Upper Hutt

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and reliable catering assistant who has a real passion for food and cooking and is keen to take the next step in their career by joining our team based at St Joseph’s Home of Compassion in Upper Hutt. This would suit someone with experience working in a commercial kitchen, that enjoys cooking for family and friends, who would love the opportunity to make the day of residents by serving amazing meals!

St Joseph’s is a Catholic home catering for residents from all religious faiths and those with no affiliation. The successful candidate will need to be compassionate and warm, and able to work with respect for and in support of the home’s unique mission and values.

Working on a rotating roster over 7 days there are two shifts (9am – 1.30pm and 3.30pm – 6.30pm). The roster may require you to work one or both of these shifts on any given day. The afternoon/evening shift works unsupervised to serve the evening meal after the chef has finished for the day so requires someone who can take initiative, problem solve, and keep on top of the different quantities and dietary requirements of residents.

The ideal candidate will
- be friendly and engaging with a flexible, committed, can-do attitude.
- support our talented chefs by keeping the kitchen clean and doing dishes.
- be able to work safely in a commercial kitchen with large hot pots and trays.
- know how to cook, and be able to follow instructions to prepare and serve delicious and wholesome meals.
- be an exceptional team player who is able to take responsibility and work unsupervised.
- have a practical understanding of New Zealand Food Control and safety regulations.
- have good time management skills.

The ability to work additional hours as required to cover leave at Cater Plus sites in the Wellington area would be an advantage.

We consider applications as they come through, so don’t delay … apply today attaching a current CV and cover letter outlining why you are interested in this position.

Applicants 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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