Chef - Cambridge Resthaven, Cambridge

- Passion for Food / Excellence in Service
- 32 hours, rostered over 7 days between 5:30am-6:30pm

Do you work hard, but love to have fun along the way? Do you love making peoples day by working in a busy kitchen and cooking great food?

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Chef to join our team at Cambridge Resthaven. This home caters for 100 residents providing for a full range of aged care needs including a dedicated dementia unit.

With a set menu, and as part of a team, you will be a hands-on Chef responsible for preparing, cooking and serving wholesome meals that are freshly produced every day. You must enjoy making traditional meals and baking.

This position is a pivotal part of our team and requires a chef with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience, or a relevant qualification either in culinary arts or professional cookery with 1-2 years‘ relevant experience who can:
- Prepare, cook, and serve wholesome food
- Monitor quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation
- Adapt menus to cater for varied dietary requirements
- Discuss food preparation issues with managers and kitchen staff
- Advise kitchen staff on cooking procedures and techniques
- Demonstrate understanding of, and ability to implement New Zealand Food Control and safety regulations
- Operate at a level that can take responsibility as sole chef on duty when required.
- Maintain a clean, tidy, safe and hazard free environment.

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.

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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