Chef Manager - St Joseph's Heritage Lifecare, Upper Hutt

Monday to Friday 7am - 3pm

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

Cater Plus is a locally owned industry leader looking for a caring and compassionate Chef Manager to run our in-house kitchen at St Joseph’s Heritage Lifecare close to the heart of Upper Hutt.

This role is responsible for overseeing the food service for up to 90 residents and reports to an Operations Manager. 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! 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 4 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
• Regular hours: Monday to Friday, 7am – 3pm (with the occasional weekend when required to ensure full coverage of the 7-day roster).

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.

Who we are:
Cater Plus is a company that prides itself on top service and a next-level passion for food. Join our team, made up of over 500 individuals that live our values, and where our people are what truly make this company stand out from the rest. Apply online now!

The candidates applying must be New Zealand citizens/residents or eligible to work in New Zealand. Please specify your current status in your job application correspondence.



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