Chef - Jago Town Playground, Hamilton

Café and playground opening soon at Te Awa, The Base
Exciting new venture delivering happiness to children and their families
Passion for Food / Excellence in Service
Are you a stand-out chef with creativity and flair who would love the opportunity to produce exceptional food within a family friendly, child focused environment? Come and be part of something special!

Jago Town is an indoor playground opening soon in Te Awa Mall, at The Base, and promises a fun filled experience for children and families to relax and celebrate. The food service at this café will include eye catching and colourful cabinet options, healthy offerings for all ages, a family inclusive function menu, and themed party events. Guaranteed to keep you on your toes, there will never be a dull moment!

If you are energetic and engaging and have a natural enthusiasm and affinity for working in a family friendly environment, we need you to help us deliver the best food service experience in the industry.

This position is a pivotal part of our team and requires a chef with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience, who can:

Prepare, cook, and serve a variety of cuisine
Monitor quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation
Create menus to cater for a varied clientele and dietary requirements
Manage food and labour costs within budget
Discuss food preparation issues with managers and kitchen staff
Implement New Zealand Food Control and Safety regulations
Maintain a clean, tidy, safe and hazard free environment.
Demonstrate great communication skills and moderate computer literacy
Show a flexible, can do, committed attitude
A current first aid certificate would be an advantage, as would a duty manager’s certificate to support with after-hours functions. This is a full-time position working 5 days per week, 9am – 5pm including weekends.

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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