Experienced Chef - Aged Care

Full time as rostered Monday to Sunday, 6am – 2.30pm

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Chef to join our team at Te Hopai Home and Hospital, located in Newtown, Wellington. This home caters for 150 residents, providing a full range of aged care needs in a warm supportive home environment.

With a set menu, you will be a hands-on chef responsible for preparing, cooking, and serving wholesome meals that are freshly produced every day. You must enjoy making traditional meals and baking, thrive on the day-to-day action of a busy kitchen, and have a desire to make our client and their residents’ smile!

This position is a pivotal part of our team and requires a chef with aged care experience or at least 5 years working in a fast-paced kitchen providing buffet/plated dinner servings for over 100 people. To be successful, you will need to be able to:
- 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, and cover for the Chef Manager when on 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

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 550 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.

If this sounds like your next opportunity, please apply online now.



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