Chef - Summerset Trentham, Upper Hutt

We are seeking a skilled Chef who understands the importance of a good, honest meal and its ability to make a person’s day. How a recipe or flavour can bring back a happy memory or time in ones life.

Summerset at the Course Retirement Village in Trentham, Upper Hutt caters for the care centre and village residents, as well as our onsite café, and functions.

With a set menu, you will be a hands-on Chef who enjoys serving wholesome meals which are freshly produced every day. You thrive on the day-to-day running of the kitchen and making our residents smile!
Specific hours of work will be discussed and negotiated with suitable candidates.

This position is a pivotal part of our team and requires a chef with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience, or a relevant qualification either in culinary arts or professional cookery with 1-2 years‘ relevant experience who can:
- Prepare, cook, and serve wholesome food
- Monitor quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation
- Adapt menus to cater for varied dietary requirements
- Discuss food preparation issues with managers and kitchen staff
- Advise kitchen staff on cooking procedures and techniques
- Demonstrate understanding of, and ability to implement New Zealand Food Control and safety regulations
- Operate at a level that can take responsibility as sole chef on duty when required.
- Maintain 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.
Are you a courteous and reliable individual who enjoys interacting with the elderly? If so, we want to hear from you, apply today.

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