Chef -Operations Support, Northland Region

Do you enjoy variety?

With 4 kitchens and 2 cafes within the Northland region, we have a rare opportunity for a passionate, adaptable, and flexible, hands-on Chef who enjoys the variety of working across all these sites.
With various size age care kitchens, an industrial cafeteria and public Cafe, this role will keep you on your toes! Ranging in cooking styles, service times and quantities your week can change from filing cabinets at our café, catering for a function, or providing good wholesome meals for residents.

This is a permanent position to cover team members when on leave or training days. With a guaranteed 40 hours a week, a competitive hourly rate and a monthly fuel allowance.

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 chef able to deliver wholesome meals, café style food, and bake.
This position is a pivotal part of our team and requires a chef with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.
If you have a can-do attitude, a passion for food and thrive on variety, this one for you!
Can you:
• Prepare, cook, and serve a variety of cuisines, cabinet items and corporate fork and walk canapes.
• Monitor quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation
• Create and adapt menus to cater for varied dietary requirements.
• Pride yourself on serving safe food following The Food Control Plan (we use Safe Food Pro)
• Promote and lead a healthy and safe work environment.
• Manage food and labour costs and manage budgets.
• Showcase top communication and time management skills.
• Lead a team of people and work solo.
• Engage with a desire to be a productive and positive member of our family.

The ideal candidate will:
- Demonstrate great 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 excellent time management skills and moderate computer literacy.

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. As travel to various sites across the region is a requirement for this position, you will need a car and drivers’ license.

If this sounds like your next opportunity, please apply now, or phone Tracy on 022 535 4422 for more information.

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.

To help protect us and our community against COVID-19, we will ask applicants to disclose their vaccine status within our recruitment process.






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