Cook (BestStart St Albans)

BestStart Educare

Do you have a passion for preparing healthy and nutritious meals for children? Join us at BestStart St Albans as our Centre Cook!

  • Bring your cooking experience to our wonderful ECE centre
  • Permanent, part time position
  • Great staff benefits!
BestStart St Albans is a busy and dynamic centre located on Champion Street where we have two classrooms - the nursery and preschool. We enjoy spending time in our large outdoor space where we also have a vegetable garden which the tamariki love to learn about!

We provide nutritious vegetarian meals to the children each day and we now have an opening for a Cook to join our supportive and close-knit team. This position is a permanent part time role (20 hours per week) working 9am - 1pm five days per week. 

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following skills: 

* Create a healthy, fresh and vibrant menu, and have experience in providing for children who may have dietary/cultural/religious needs and preferences
* Set high standards of health and safety, hygiene and housekeeping
* Demonstrate an awareness of allergies, dietary, cultural or religious needs and preferences when preparing meals
* 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 at times

Our Cook works closely alongside our families with any special requirements to ensure that children go home feeling well fed after a busy day at preschool. 
 
Join our team today and discover the amazing world of BestStart! As a BestStart employee, you’ll be part of an organisation that has strong values and is proud to make a positive difference in the lives of children. 

If this role sounds like you, or you would like to find out more please contact Harriett Lawrence - Recruitment Specialist: Harriett.lawrence@best-start.org