Head Chef- Opal Aged Care

Opal Aged Care

Opal Aged Care is currently seeking a Head Chef to create and deliver delicious, nutritious home-style meals for our residents

  • Newcastle/ Hunter location
  • Work for a leader in Aged Care
  • Monday to Friday (9am- 5pm)
At Opal Aged Care, we know that companies don’t succeed, people do. Our purpose is to bring joy to those we care for and our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence reflect that CARE is at the heart of everything we do.

Opal Aged Care is one of Australia’s largest aged care providers, with 75 homes across four states and employing a team of over 8,000 nationally. Opal has one of the strongest growth trajectories in the industry with over 10 new care homes scheduled to open in the next two years.   

About the role:

Opal Aged Care is currently seeking a Head Chef for the Newcastle/Hunter area to create and deliver delicious, nutritious home-style meals for our residents. This is a full time role offering convenient working hours Monday to Friday (9am- 5pm)

 Our Head Chef is responsible for: 
  • Creating home-style meals following a national set of menu/recipes
  • Carrying out best practice in the kitchen with food preparation and safety
  • Ensuring the catering service is safe and of high quality that meets resident needs
  • Providing leadership to the hospitality team
What we look for:
  • Cert III or IV in Commercial Cooking or international equivalent essential.
  • Proven experience in a Head Chef position
  • Strong Management experience is desired
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Food Safety Program and Legislative requirements (WH&S, Fire/Evacuation, Infection Control)
  • The ability to cook home-style meals & pastries, along with food ordering & menu creation.
  • The ability to set and work within a budget
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
All applicants must be willing to obtain a police clearance certificate via Opal's police check system and undergo pre-employment medical and drug screening.

Please visit http://www.opalagedcare.com.au/careers/current-vacancies/ for a full listing of all our current vacancies at Opal Aged Care