Chef - Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital Kitchen, Auckland

- 40 hours per week (rostered Monday to Sunday)

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Chef to join our team at Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital, located in Epsom, Auckland. This is one of our largest resthome kitchens catering for up to 217 residents on a daily basis.

With a set menu, you will be a hands-on chef responsible for preparing, cooking, and serving wholesome meals that are freshly produced every day. You must enjoy bulk cooking, 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!

This position is a pivotal part of our team and requires a chef with a minimum of 3 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
- Estimate food and labour cost and order food supplies
- 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.

A relevant qualification either in culinary arts or professional cookery 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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