Chef Manager - Summerset Kitchen, Wanganui

A hop skip and a jump from the river lies Summerset Wanganui, a vibrant retirement village set in a beautiful garden setting. Located in the onsite kitchen, Cater Plus provide meals to the care centre and village residents, as well as onsite café, and requested functions.

Reporting to an operations manager, you will be actively involved in the cooking and service of all meals, the day-to-day running of the kitchen, and making our client smile! While managing the onsite kitchen you will also get to express your creative flair introducing cabinet options and special days for the onsite café, regularly visited by the residents, their guests and families.

In this role 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 5 staff members. This position is Monday – Friday (40hours per week) with flexibility available to work one weekend day.

To be successful a background in Aged Care is an advantage.
The role involves:
• 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 Mouli food, with 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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