Weekend Chef - Alandale Retirement Village, Hamilton

We are seeking a skilled Chef who understands the importance of a good, honest meal and its ability to make a person’s day. How a recipe or flavor can bring back a happy memory or time in one’s life.

Nestled on the banks of the Waikato River you will find Alandale Retirement Village, with 133 Villas and a number of serviced apartments. Here in the onsite kitchen, Cater Plus provide meals to around 20 residents on a daily basis. Working two days a week, your role will be to run the food service on the kitchen manager’s days off. Hours and days are: Saturday and Sunday (8:00am – 2:30pm).

With a set menu, you will be a hands-on Chef responsible for running the main service which includes dessert plus breakfast for one resident. 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! In this position you will also be trained as the fire warden to assist with safety in the village.

The ideal candidate will have:
- a passion for food and enjoy working with elderly,
- experience preparing, cooking and serving wholesome food,
- adapt menus to cater for varied dietary requirements,
- previous experience in an aged care kitchen will be an advantage,
- an interest in baking,
- experience managing product quality standards and service delivery,
- excellent communication skills and a flexible/can-do, committed attitude,
- ability to work unsupervised.

To be successful in this role you need to have a friendly disposition and enjoy interacting with retirement village staff and residents on a regular basis. This position is a pivotal part of our team and requires a cook/chef with relevant experience, or a relevant qualification either in culinary arts or professional cookery with 1-2 years' relevant experience.

With lots of applicants, make sure you stand out! We are willing to wait for the right person but if that is you we will be considering applications as they come through so don’t delay … apply today!

The candidates applying must be New Zealand citizens/residents or eligible to work in New Zealand. Please specify your current status in your job application correspondence.

To help protect us and our community against COVID-19, we will ask applicants to disclose their vaccine status within our recruitment process. As outlined by the Government Vaccine Mandate, this role does require someone who is fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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