Chef - Operations Support, Hamilton

We have a rare opportunity for a passionate, adaptable, and flexible, hands-on Chef to help us deliver the best food experience in the industry.

Cater Plus is growing and we now have 16 kitchens and cafes throughout Waikato / BOP which range in cooking styles, service times and quantities. Whether it’s filling the cabinets at cafés and staff canteens, catering for a function, providing a-la-carte restaurant quality meals at private hospitals, or bulk cooking of good wholesome meals for rest-homes, this role will keep you on your toes.

This is a permanent position to cover team members when on leave and training days and promises variety and challenge! You will need to be adaptable and flexible, able to juggle multiple tasks at the same time, and thrive working across a range of settings. The challenge of this role is that no two days are the same – one day you are cooking and serving in one of our busy cafes, the next day you are working as part of a team preparing and serving food for a large resthome (and everything in between). This means you will be a good all-round cook/chef able to deliver wholesome meals, café style food, and bake cakes, slices, muffins, and scones.

This position is a pivotal part of our team, and requires a chef with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position, who is able to:
- Prepare, cook, and serve a variety of cuisine, and have experience catering for functions,
- Monitor quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation,
- Create and adapt menus to cater for varied dietary requirements,
- Discuss food preparation issues with managers and kitchen staff,
- Estimate food and labour costs and manage within budget,
- Implement New Zealand Food Control and Safety regulations,
- Operate Eftpos and POS machine with a smile,
- Maintain a clean, tidy, safe and hazard free environment,
- Supervise a team and take responsibility as sole chef on duty.

This is an exciting opportunity to support our region as we grow. We are looking for a superstar keen to take on their next challenge and make a difference wherever they go. Although mostly based in Hamilton, travel to various sites across the region is a requirement for this position, you will need a car and drivers’ license. A competitive remuneration and fuel allowance is provided.

If this sounds like your next opportunity, please apply now, or phone Karen on 027 276 5974 for more information.

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