Operations Support - Waikato/Bay of Plenty Region

Are you an experienced chef/manager looking to take your career to the next level?

Cater Plus is a growing Kiwi owned and operated business that makes excellent service its priority and works hard to deliver catering solutions that are innovative‚ reliable‚ and cost effective. From managing onsite café's, providing catering for corporate functions‚ or designing custom menus for staff, residents‚ patients or guests, Cater Plus has the passion and experience to improve food service efficiencies and deliver superior solutions.

We have an exciting development opportunity for a high performing and successful chef/manager interested in growing their career to the next level and learning the operational management side of the business. Working full time (rostered over 7 days), this position will assist a Senior Operations Manager to do what is needed to promote and market the business, and support Site Managers to deliver the highest quality food service experience in the industry.

In addition you will also oversee our floating team, put together to provide cover across our sites, making sure customer satisfaction is kept high.

The ideal candidate will:

have a track record of delivering great food and excellent service and be able to motivate others to do the same
have a real desire to learn and take on the challenges of this development role
have demonstrated the ability to build productive relationships with clients, staff, and other stakeholders
have supervisory experience and demonstrated success in managing to budget
be innovative, creative, and open to considering new ways of doing things
be organised and able to manage time effectively across multiple priorities
have good interpersonal and teamwork skills, and a flexible can-do attitude
be able to problem solve in a calm and responsive manner
have culinary knowledge and relevant industry experience, including dietary requirements, food control regulations, and menu planning
Experience in the catering industry is essential as you will need to support site managers, understand their business and challenges, resolve problems, identify opportunities for improvement, and get in and roll your sleeves up to assist when necessary. Most importantly we are looking for someone to fit our culture. You must be positive, self-managed with the right attitude to take ownership and execute success.

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
If you have a passion for food and great service – we want to hear from you!

A current NZ drivers licence is required as travel to sites across the region will be required.

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