Job Description

  • Free parking
  • Uniform and safety shoes provided
  • Work Sociable hours - no late nights

Why work for Compass Group?

We are New Zealand's leading provider of food services enriching your day every day and every step of the way! We're turning ordinary acts of service into extraordinary experiential moments serving clients across New Zealand bringing together the best and brightest people to meet the needs of our guests and clients. As experts in food solutions, we build food experiences for our customers whether it be at a café, school, arena, hospital and all the way to remote defence sites. With innovative and talented teams across New Zealand, we transform experiences from being GOOD to GREAT.

Ashwood Park is located in the sunny town of Blenheim on the South Island. It's the ideal base for those who want to explore the local wine and food culture. Bike around the vineyards or catch a tour. Make the most of Blenheim's wonderful climate and work within nearly five acres of this beautiful garden estate that captures sunshine and views of nature.

So, that's a little bit about what we do, now to 'what will you be doing with us?'

We are looking for an enthusiastic Chef to work at our Senior Living site in Ashwood Park. Hours of work are part-time permanent, 3 days per week (27hrs per week).

In this position you will be responsible for cooking, preparing and serving quality meals and snacks for up to 150 residents according to dietitian specifications, ensuring the quality of every dish we serve. You will be supervising staff, overlooking the kitchen operation and ensuring all requests are dealt with in a professional, timely manner in the absence of the Chef Manager. You will need to assist with ordering and maintaining kitchen cleanliness.

Our perfect team member:

If you're our perfect candidate you will be hard working, have a high standard of presentation, with a friendly outgoing personality and a 'can do' attitude. You will already have some experience working in a commercial kitchen, preferably in an Aged Care environment, producing high quality food. Ideally you will hold food safety certificates (Unit Standard 167 and 168), or be happy to train for one. You will need to have the ability to work independently and confidently but most importantly you will demonstrate a passion for great food, customer service and quality.

Some of the great things we will provide:

Our people are awesome, they breathe life into our brands and make great things happen! Our strength comes from the combination of the things we have in common - our shared values, vision, and purpose and to make our commitment unique for you - RESPECT, GROWTH and TEAMWORK are the founding pillars of these commitments. We are an equal opportunity employer; we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Join the Compass family where you can make a difference and be part of something unique. We are a people business and people are the heart of our business hence we ensure we pull out all the stops such that you can have a rewarding and excellent career and we'll provide the benefits, training & development, recognition and sense of achievement to go with it.. Why wait, join us now!

Please note that a full security clearance and police vet is required.

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

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Compass Group NZ

Job type:

Part Time

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