Weekend Chef - Coastal Villas Retirement Village, Kapiti Coast

Weekend Chef/Cook - Paraparaumu
Saturday and Sunday (8am – 5pm)

We require a reliable and hardworking individual that shares our passion for food and service to cover the Kitchen Manager’s days off.

This rewarding position is located at Coastal Villas Retirement Village, located in the heart of the Kapiti Coast. Here you will create high quality meals that are produced fresh every day, with the support of two catering assistants. Daily meals include morning and afternoon tea, lunch for 75 residents and dinner for around 40.

To be successful in this role you need to be able to multitask, have a friendly disposition and show good communication skills in order to interact with resthome staff and residents. 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.

The ideal candidate will have:
- a passion for food
- experience preparing, cooking and serving wholesome food in an aged-care setting
- an interest in baking
- an understanding of dietary requirements and food control regulations
- experience managing product quality standards and service delivery
- excellent communication skills and a flexible/can-do, committed attitude
- ability to work unsupervised

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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