Centre Cook (BestStart Motutaiko St)

BestStart Educare

We are looking for our next chef extraordinaire!

We are a purpose built centre located close to the CBD in the beautiful town of Taupo. We have a philosophy that is focused on strong relationships, supporting children to become passionate lifelong learners and embracing what children bring with them to our centre. 

We have an opportunity for an amazing person to join our centre as our cook! We provide meals to 61 children daily, working with a four-weekly rotation menu. We have our gold healthy heart award and strive to provide healthy, nutritious and delicious food for our children. We are looking for someone who is able to be a kitchen superstar and also offer support to our teaching team when needed. 

To successfully join our team, you must have the following qualities and skills:
  • Create a healthy, creative, fresh and vibrant menu
  • 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 meeting ratios where needed
  • Other daily responsibilities may include cleaning, laundry, washing and restocking of food
This role is for 25 hours a week working from 8:30am - 1:30pm from Monday to Friday. 

As a Beststart employee you will receive a competitive wage, childcare discounts, a uniform, extra sick days, healthcare insurance, training incentives and more. We provide great learning and development opportunities for children and staff alike - we're proud of our employees and are committed to providing teachers with professional development opportunities that further develop their skills, knowledge and careers.