BestStart Educare

Are you passionate about cooking? Love working with kids?! This could be the perfect role for you! We are looking for a Cook to join our ECE centre.

We are looking for a cook to join the team at BestStart Mount Eden! Our centre is passionate about providing a home-away-from-home for our tamariki and we all know that the kitchen is the heart of any home!

We are searching for someone who can design and plan exciting, healthy and nutritious menus and who is passionate about meeting the needs of our community. We provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snacks every day for our tamariki.
Our café-style kitchen lends itself to interacting with our tamariki and whanau throughout the day and it would be great to have a cook who is excited to be a part of a team and keen to cook and bake alongside our tamariki too!  

This is a part time role for 27.5 hours per week.
Since this is a sole charge position our ideal centre cook will:-
  • Create a healthy, fresh and vibrant menu (catering for allergies and culture).
  • Place local food orders such as fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Set high standards of Health and Safety, hygiene and housekeeping.
  • Be willing to involve children in baking.
  • Have the ability to budget and order resources to meet menu requirements.
  • Prep a meal for staff meetings once a week.
As a member of our team you will display the below skills and attributes in your role:-
  • Excellent communication and time-management skills.
  • Value high quality and relaxed but professional partnerships with our whanau.
  • Intrinsically motivated to provide a beautiful environment for our tamariki.
  • A can do and solution based outlook on life.
Other daily responsibilities may include cleaning, laundry, and washing, restocking, ordering food and providing cover in the classrooms as required.
At BestStart Mount Eden you will receive childcare discounts, healthcare benefits and training and career development opportunities!
If you enjoy building nurturing and respectful relationships, designing the food to help brains grow and develop, and want to do something to make your heart sing every day then we would love to hear from you!