Cook - Summerset Aotea, Porirua

Saturday – Tuesday (27 hours per week)

We are on the hunt for an experienced aged care cook/chef who understands the importance of a good quality meal that will entice and delight. Someone who is up for the challenge of elevating the classics and making texture, modified meals shine.

Summerset at Aotea, Porirua, 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 have the ability to step up to cover the Chef Manager on their days off and on leave.

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.

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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