Cook – Part-time

We are seeking a Cook or Chef  who has had previous experience with cooking in rest-homes or hospitals for aged care residents.

This role is to prepare and present appetizing and wholesome meals for at least  140 residents and staff daily.   The 2 days are Tuesday and Wednesday 6.30am to 5.30pm.  Other days may be available to cover leave for other cooks.  You would be responsible for the preparation, cooking and presenting breakfast, lunch (as main meal) and tea (light meal) as well as morning and afternoon teas.  You will also be proficient at baking home-cooked biscuits, cakes, slices, and be able to present special occasion foods to celebrate events throughout the year.  You will also need to have an awareness of,  and be  proficient in providing meals and other food for special diets, allergies and textured meals.  You will follow a specific menu plan provided by a Dietician to ensure residents receive a well balanced and healthy range of nutrients.

You need to be a team player, leading and motivating kitchen assistants by your example.  You will need to have NZQA or equivalent qualifications in food preparation .  It would be expected that you hold a  Food Hygiene Certificate.  A current First Aid Certificate would also be advantageous.  In the absence of these qualifications, we would consider previous  industry experience and you would be expected to participate in required in-service education and performance management programs.

You will also be expected to attend and contribute to regular kitchen meetings and education sessions as well as  supervision of kitchen hands to ensure that they are trained in key tasks.  All aspects of food planning, storage, preparation and presentation of the meals to meet audit standards.  You will assist with the kitchen/meal statistics and meet reporting requirements for the Rest Home Kitchen and Food Control Plan.  You will undertake and supervise daily and weekly cleaning routines in the kitchen as prescribed in the Cleaning Schedule Instructions.

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NZQA or equivalent qualifications in high volume food preparation.

Food Hygiene Certificate.

A current First Aid Certificate would also be advantageous.

Reliable Transport

Current Work Visa with a minimum of 2 years.

Rest Home

Brookhaven Retirement Village




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