Head Chef

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Payment: $28-$34 Location: Monavale, Cambridge
Region: Waikato/Coromandel Experience: Experience Necessary

Cafe Irresistiblue, established 12 years ago, and located on New Zealand’s largest certified organic blueberry orchard, offers an all day menu and cabinet food, along with great espresso coffee and is fully licensed. Open 7 days from 9am to 4.30pm. We also cater for functions on request.

We’re looking for an EXPERIENCED CAFE CHEF to take on our Head Chef role with a minimum of 2 years experience in a similar managerial role.

The person we are looking for will:

·   be organized, very clean, tidy and be able to work alone when necessary and to run a kitchen and up to 3 other kitchen staff during busy times

·   be capable of working in a timely manner, especially when under pressure, while maintaining excellent food quality and high standards of food presentation

·   be knowledgeable regarding food safety and be able to maintain a Food Control Plan

·   document recipes, create interesting seasonal menus, maintain costings and minimize wastage

·   competently manage stock, ordering and costs

·   be passionate about the food you cook and be aware of and include new trends and ideas

·   be able to cater for special functions, including buffets and a la carte

·   have an interest and experience creating and cooking vegetarian and vegan food

·   hard working, reliable, punctual and dependable, with a friendly, positive, can do attitude

·   have experience in successfully managing a small team

·   be committed to your team, our establishment and provide excellent food and service

·   be a capable leader and manager, providing training, performance management, and rosters

This role includes weekend work and occasional evenings.

We are offering:

·   sociable day-time working hours

·   a competitive hourly rate

·   great working environment in a country setting

·   opportunity to be creative and make your mark

This position is available immediately.

Located in the north island, close to beaches (Raglan surf beach, Mount Maunganui), mountains, lakes, and various tourist attractions such as Hobbiton, Hamilton Gardens, and Waitomo Caves.

Shared accommodation on site may be available if required.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Apply online for this role or contact Kath de Groot for more information.