Food Services Team Leader

Bolton Clarke

Fantastic opportunity for you to develop your skills in Food Services with the support of a great team. Full-time permanent position!

  • Mentoring and skill development opportunities
  • Build meaningful relationships with residents and their families
  • Located in Murrumba Downs, Brisbane
Position Purpose

Our Food Services Team Leaders provide efficient management and operations of the dietary and catering function, ensuring a safe, high quality food service to the residents and guests in compliance with legislative requirements.  

Position Accountabilities:

Manage all compliance aspects of food preparation, reheating, cooking, presentation and serving of palatable and nutritious meals and mid-meals using the meals supplied from Bolton Clarke central production kitchens. This is achieved by:

  • Ensuring all foods are handled according to the food safety plan and compliant with the Aged Care Nutrition and Hydration requirements
  • Ensuring consistent communication with central production kitchens on quantity, quality and functions.
  • Ensuring that the food reheated or cooked is of suitable consistency for the consumption of individual residents
  • Ensuring that food is prepared in appropriate quantities to meet the resident’s menu choice
  • Preparing cultural/ religious meals to meet the needs of the individual residents within the budgetary constraints
  • Preparing special diets in accordance to the resident’s care plan, dietician or Nursing staff guidelines (e.g. diabetic, high/low protein, gluten free or celiac)
  • Preparing and accounting for food items that don’t require cooking, kitchen snack and meals, which are made available after kitchen hours
  • Being aware of resident’s food preferences and substitute alternatives where possible
  • Preparing and presenting food within set time frame to ensure freshness, quality and to maintain food safety
  • Monitoring and registering food wastage
  • Making sure the meal times are adhered to, and catering staff and carers deliver the meals in a high quality and efficient manner
  • Ensure all food to be prepared, cooked, served and stored in accordance with the relevant State Food Regulations and Food Safety Program
  • Maintaining regular cleaning of all areas within the kitchen and kitchenettes as per schedule and Food Safety Plan
  • Ensuring staff maintain a high standard of personal hygiene
  • Responsible for ordering, delivery, stock control and food storage processes for Hotel Services
  • Assist Senior Management with the budgeting for food and labour costs ensuring budget is achieved for hotel services
  • Provide leadership and supervision of the day-to-day activities of the catering team.
What do we need from you?
  • Certificate IV in Food Services or Commercial Cookery or possess the knowledge, skills and experience deemed to be the equivalent by Bolton Clarke
  • Demonstrated experience in commercial catering or other food services for the Aged in either a nursing home or hospital practice setting
  • Certificate – Food Safety Supervisor
  • Demonstrated knowledge of State Food Safe Regulations
  • Experience in organisation and management ability
  • Substantial communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Police Check (valid within the last 3 years) or willingness to obtain one
  • Working rights in Australia 
  • Similar experience in Age Care, catering and rostering will be highly regarded 
Our Benefits
  • Early start and finish times 
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging 
  • An opportunity to work with a passionate and supportive team
  • Mentoring and skill development opportunities 
Apply now

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Keeping our residents and clients safe is our utmost priority. Any role at Bolton Clarke may have the potential to come in to contact with a resident or client as part of their role. Therefore all employees must be vaccinated against influenza or complete the Bolton Clarke intention to get the Influenza vaccination form prior to commencement.