Chef/Cook - Our Paddock Cafe, AFFCO - Horotiu

Full Time (Monday to Friday 1.30pm – 10pm)

We have an opportunity for an experienced and reliable chef, cook, or café allrounder to join the team at Our Paddock Café located at AFFCO New Zealand in Horotiu (just north of Hamilton). AFFCO is one of New Zealand’s leading meat processing companies, and this site caters for up to 350 production workers and head office staff.

In this position you will be working sole charge to run the night shift after the Chef Manager has finished for the day, carrying out food preparation, cooking, serving customers, keeping the café clean, and closing up at the end of the shift.

Think tasty, wholesome meals that our customers can order and eat in a short time frame before their next shift starts. This is an opportunity to really get to know your customers and keep them coming back for more.

Use your creative flair to help build an inviting cabinet and display food for any functions at the site. Experience cooking in a commercial kitchen and an interest in baking will be an advantage.

To be successful in this position you will need to:
- be friendly and engaging, hard-working and flexible,
- have a strong customer focus and a passion for food,
- have previous experience in food preparation, and knowledge of food safety and hygiene,
- have experience in cafe and cafeteria style food service,
- operate Eftpos and POS machine with a smile.

This is a permanent full-time position working 40 hours per week. Whilst we anticipate normal hours of work to be Monday to Friday 1.30pm – 10pm, we require someone who is flexible in their hours of work as these will fluctuate to accommodate the various shifts and seasonal peaks and troughs of the production plant which operates around farming seasons (including a full shutdown during the month of September). You will need to be resilient and comfortable working within the unique environment of a meat processing plant.

Cater Plus is a company that prides itself on top service and a next level passion for food. Join the Cater Plus team, made up of over 500 individuals that live our values, and where our people are what truly make this company stand out from the rest.

We offer a positive, fun, high-performing work environment with lots of training and development opportunities such as workshops, apprenticeships and NZQA recognized qualifications. Having great staff perks available to our people including a saving scheme, Cater Plus app access with discount perks, a holiday apartment, and a strong family culture - we are a great company to be a part of.

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