Chef - Alandale Retirement Village Kitchen, Hamilton

We are seeking a skilled Chef who understands the importance of a good, honest meal and its ability to make a person’s day. How a recipe or flavor can bring back a happy memory or time in ones life.

Nestled on the banks of the Waikato River you will find Alandale Retirement Village, with 133 Villas. Here in the onsite kitchen, Cater Plus provide meals for around 20 residents on a daily basis. Working three days a week, your role will be to run the food service on the kitchen manager’s days off. Hours and days are: Friday (8:00am – 3:30pm), Saturday and Sunday (8:00am – 2:30pm).

With a set menu, you will be a hands-on Chef responsible for running the main meal which includes dessert. You must enjoy making traditional meals and baking, thrive on the day-to-day action of a busy kitchen, and have a desire to make our client and their residents smile! In this position you will also be trained as the fire warden to assist with safety in the village.

The ideal candidate will have:
- a passion for food and enjoy working with elderly,
- experience preparing, cooking and serving wholesome food,
- adapt menus to cater for varied dietary requirements,
- previous experience in an aged care kitchen will be an advantage,
- an interest in baking,
- experience managing product quality standards and service delivery,
- excellent communication skills and a flexible/can-do, committed attitude,
- ability to work unsupervised.

To be successful in this role you need to have a friendly disposition and enjoy interacting with Rest home staff and residents on a regular basis. This position is a pivotal part of our team and requires a cook/chef with relevant experience, or a relevant qualification either in culinary arts or professional cookery with 1-2 years‘ relevant experience.

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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