Chef - Southern Cross Surgical Centre, Auckland

Working Monday – Friday (11am – 7:00pm) and Saturday (6am – 10am)

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, reliable and experienced Chef who has a passion for food and is keen to take the next step in their career by joining our team.

Southern Cross Auckland Surgical Centre is a private short-stay surgical hospital based in Remuera 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.

This role, along with the Chef Manager, will be providing meals for 16 patients and lunches for up to 25-30 staff per day. You will be involved in all aspects of food preparation and service, along with keeping the kitchen clean and doing dishes. The successful candidate will need experience especially in producing both breakfast and dinner meals, baking and creating sandwiches.

Working Monday to Friday you will take sole charge for the dinner prep and service after the Chef Manager has finished for the day. This role requires someone who can take initiative, problem solve, and keep on top of the different quantities and dietary requirements of the residents. On Saturday you will also be in charge of the breakfast service.

This position is a pivotal part of our team and requires a cook with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience who can:
- Prepare, cook 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
- 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

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.

Who we are:
Cater Plus is a food service company that is big enough to deliver, but small enough to care. Born in our founder’s Hamilton home kitchen in 2006, we run over 60 food establishments throughout the country! With a team of over 300 staff members, our values of Passion for Food and Excellence in Service starts with good staff and we know it!

Why us?
Your uncompromising commitment to a passion for food and excellence in service will be well rewarded, with benefits that include:
- a positive, fun, high-performing work environment
- lots of ongoing support, development and training
- working for a kiwi owned company with community spirit
- access to beach accommodation and our savings scheme with benefits only offered to our staff.

We will be considering applications as they come through … so don’t delay, apply today!

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, and if on a work visa - what type and expiry date.

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