Chef Manager - Aspen Rest Home, Hospital and Respite Care Kitchen, Tauranga

A new site for Cater Plus, we are looking for a hands-on Chef Manager to run our in-house kitchen at Aspen Rest Home, Hospital and Respite Care, in Tauranga. This centrally located Rest Home caters for over 50 residents providing a full range of aged care needs in a warm supportive home environment. Enjoy working in a role close to local amenities with picturesque views and a supportive team to help you produce the best food service in the industry.

You will be a hands-on leader actively involved in the cooking and service of all meals, the day-to-day running of the kitchen, and making our client smile! This is a full-time position rostered over 7 days (9:00am – 5:30pm).

You will bring the best out of your team as you encourage and lead them to get the job done well, challenge them to improve, as well as work together, value and support each other. In this role you will be responsible for 5 staff members.

The role involves:
• Culinary knowledge and relevant industry and supervisory experience
• Developing menus to cater for varied dietary requirements
• Preparing, cooking, and serving wholesome food for the residents
• Monitoring quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation
• Extensive knowledge of dietary requirements and ability to implement NZ food control and safety regulations
• Estimating food and labour costs, ordering food supplies, and managing within budget
• Managing product quality standards and service delivery
• Maintaining 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, and moderate computer literacy.

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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