Weekend Chef - Gracedale Kitchen, Auckland

- Saturday and Sunday (8:00am – 5:00pm)

Are you an experienced Chef seeking that work/life balance? This is a part time position working Saturday and Sunday (8:00am-5:00pm) to cover the Kitchen Manager’s days off. We require a reliable and hardworking individual that shares our passion for food and service. This is a sole charge position therefore you will be responsible for all aspects of food service and cleaning dishes and the kitchen at end of shift.

This rewarding position is located at Gracedale Home and Hospital Kitchen at the foot of Mt Roskill, Auckland. The aged care facility is based on Christian values and practices, offering premium rest home and hospital care to 36 residents. Gracedale is a small and tight knit community where everyone gets to know each other.

With a set menu, you will be a hands-on Chef responsible for running the food service for all residents. You will love preparing, cooking and serving wholesome meals that are freshly produced every day. It will also be your responsibility to make sure the kitchen stays clean and hazard-free. To be successful in this role you need to be able to multitask and show good communication skills with both the Gracedale Staff and our Chef Manager.

The ideal candidate will have:
- a passion for food
- experience preparing, cooking and serving wholesome food
- strong skillset 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

To be successful in this role you need to have a friendly disposition and enjoy interacting with Rest home 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 3-4 years‘ relevant experience.

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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