Senior Site Manager - Te Hopai Kitchen, Wellington

Cater Plus is a locally-owned industry leader seeking a hands-on Senior Chef Manager to run the large, modern, in-house kitchen at Te Hopai Home and Hospital, located in Newtown, Wellington. This home caters for 150 residents providing a full range of aged care catering needs in a warm supportive home environment. Here is a role where you will need to hit the ground running and when required, offer support to our other sites in the region. To support that responsibility, you will have access to a company car.

Reporting to an Operations Manager, you will be an experienced leader actively involved in the cooking and service of all meals, the day-to-day running of the kitchen, and making our client and residents smile! You will bring the best out in your team as you encourage and lead them to get the job done well, challenge them to improve, as well as work together, value and support each other. In this role you will be responsible for 6 staff members.

The role involves:
Culinary knowledge and relevant industry and supervisory experience
Developing menus to cater for varied dietary requirements
Preparing, cooking, and serving wholesome food for the residents
Monitoring quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation
Extensive knowledge of dietary requirements and ability to implement NZ food control and safety regulations
Managing food and labour costs within budget, and ordering food supplies
Managing product quality standards and service delivery
Maintaining a clean, tidy, safe and hazard free environment
Regular hours: Monday to Friday, 2 days 6am to 2:30pm and 3 days at 9am – 5.30pm (with the occasional weekend covering sickness and/or leave etc)
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, and moderate computer literacy.

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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