Chef - Floating Team, Waikato

We have 11 kitchens and cafes throughout Waikato / BOP which range in cooking styles, service times and quantities. Whether it’s filling the cabinets at cafés and staff canteens, catering for a function, providing a-la-carte restaurant quality meals at private hospitals, or bulk cooking of good wholesome meals for rest homes, this role will keep you on your toes.

This role is to cover team members when on leave and training days and promises variety and challenge! You will need to be adaptable and flexible, able to juggle multiple tasks at the same time, and thrive working across a range of settings. The challenge of this role is that no two days are the same – one day you are stationed on the coffee machine at one of our busy cafes, the next day you are working as part of a team preparing and serving food for a large resthome (and everything in between). This means you will be a good all-round cook/chef able to deliver wholesome meals, café style food, and bake cakes, slices, muffins, and scones.

This position is a pivotal part of our team, and requires a cook/chef with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position, who is able to:
- Prepare, cook, and serve a variety of cuisine
- Make stunning coffees,
- 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,
- Implement New Zealand Food Control and Safety regulations,
- Operate Eftpos and POS machine with a smile,
- Maintain a clean, tidy, safe and hazard free environment,
- Demonstrate great communication skills and moderate computer literacy,
- Show a flexible, can-do, committed attitude,
- Utilise great customer service skills,

This is an exciting opportunity new to our region and we are looking for a superstar keen to take on their next challenge. Enjoy a competitive remuneration with a petrol allowance for travel.

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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