Cook (BestStart Pipiwai Road)

BestStart Educare

Passion for children and a love of cooking? BestStart Pipiwai Road are looking for an enthusiastic cook to join their homely centre!

  • Provide healthy and nutritious meals for our amazing tamariki
  • Incorporate fruit and veg straight from our centre garden!
  • Join a fun and supportive team
At BestStart Pipiwai Road we would love to find an experienced cook to join our team. This is a busy role where you will have responsibility for providing our children with fresh and nutritious meals every day. 

We are licensed for 50 children and provide a variety of nutritious tasty food for children across the centre from our infants to 5 year olds We have a healthy heart award and are looking for someone who can carry on the amazing, healthy meals we currently provide. The ideal candidate would be someone who loves to be creative with menus, someone that enjoys baking with the children and can be adaptable to the daily challenges that working with children brings. You will also have an awareness of allergies, dietary, cultural or religious needs and preferences.

This role will be for 30 hours per week, you must be flexible and willing to work with our gorgeous children as you will sometimes be required to assist on the floor during lunch breaks.
To successfully join our team you must have the following qualities and skills:
  • Experience in creating a healthy, fresh and vibrant menu, and have experience in providing for children who may have dietary/cultural/religious needs and preferences
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment 
  • Set high standards of Health and Safety, hygiene and housekeeping
  • Be computer literate in order to design menus and place orders
  • Have the ability to order resources to meet menu requirements within a set budget
  • Support teachers with supervising children and meetings ratios where needed
  • Other daily responsibilities may include cleaning, laundry, washing and restocking of food
  • Reliable, kind and enjoy working with children and their families
Here at BestStart Pipiwai Road "together we are more"- if this resonates with you, APPLY today! 
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work and a clean police check as we police vet our employees.