Centre Cook (BestStart Montessori Flagstaff)

BestStart Educare

Join us as our brand new centre cook!

An amazing opportunity has opened up for the role of Centre Chef at BestStart Montessori Flagstaff, after our present cook of 10 years has taken another challenge.
Our centre offers a separate kitchen area – the centre has been Gold Healthy Award holder since 2011 and has good processes and procedures in place for someone to come along and take on the charge.
You will be responsible for maintaining our strong nutrition culture. You are a passionate and intuitive cook, open and responsive to the constantly changing needs of our children. Your Food Safety and Hygiene certification are up-to-date (this can be discussed, if you don’t have a current one) and you are familiar with the Ministry of Health nutrition Guidelines and Requirements.
You have experience and/or training in professional cooking. You have experience with young children and enjoy spending time with them. You are comfortable working both autonomously and as a part of the team - your day will involve both!
You will be responsible for complete management of the kitchen including: Food Control Plan compliance Creating meals from our menus and recipes Stock control and ordering, Engagement with children and teachers at mealtimes, Understanding and interest in childhood nutrition and multiple dietary requirements Interest in extending your knowledge of the nuances of feeding young children,
The position is for 5 days a week from 9AM to 3PM (25 hours per week).