Chef Manager - Rannerdale Village Kitchen, Christchurch

Can you deliver the best food service experience in the industry? Are you an experienced chef looking for your next leadership role?

Cater Plus is a locally-owned industry leader seeking a hands-on Chef to run one of our inhouse kitchens and oversee the cleaning crew at Rannerdale Retirement Village, Christchurch. This home caters for 60 residents providing a full range of aged care needs in a warm supportive home environment. New to the Cater Plus portfolio, it’s exciting times at Rannerdale Retirement Village as we build a new high performing team with a passion for food and great service.

Reporting to an operations manager, you will be an experienced chef actively involved in the cooking and service of all meals, the day-to-day running of the kitchen, and making our client smile! You will bring the best out in 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 up to 14 staff members.

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
- Managing food and labour costs and ordering 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 & safety regulations
- Maintaining a clean, tidy, safe and hazard free environment.

The ideal candidate will:
- Have previous cooking experience in an aged care facility
- 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.
- Has 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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