Chef - Southern Cross Kitchen, Hamilton

- Rostered over 7 days between 6:00am – 6:00pm (40 hours per week)

Southern Cross Hamilton is a private short-stay surgical hospital based in Hamilton East that is committed to providing restaurant quality meals and catering for special dietary requirements on request. To make this happen, we need a motivated Chef who is passionate about food, and excellent service to support our Chef Manager. Whilst your food preparation and cooking skills are important in this role, you also need to be comfortable interacting with patients during room service and clearing trays afterwards.

This role will work as part of a team, to provide meals for 60 inpatient beds along with day stay units and morning tea and lunches for staff each day. The successful candidate will need experience especially in baking and creating sandwiches.

This position is a pivotal part of our team and requires a cook with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience who can:
- Assist with the preparation, cooking and serving of a-la-carte restaurant quality food for patients and staff,
- Show an interest in developing skills further,
- Discuss food preparation issues with managers and kitchen staff,
- Show knowledge of dietary requirements and allergens,
- Monitor quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation,
- Maintain a clean, tidy, safe and hazard free environment,
- Work at a high level without supervision,
- Be friendly and engaging and know what it means to deliver outstanding customer service.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who enjoys interacting with people and making their day by serving amazing meals!

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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