Senior Lead Chef
Ryman Healthcare
Waikanae, NZ
5d ago

Join Ryman's Charles Fleming Retirement Village in Waikanae, in this exciting, newly created position as Senior Lead Chef

  • Job stability and set hours - no early starts or late nights!
  • You will see local produce, quality cuts and vibrant colour for our residents to enjoy!
  • Mentor and develop your staff to achieve more
  • Project Delicious at Ryman Healthcare

    At Ryman we are pioneering! Through innovation and a growing team of culinary masters, we are continuously enhancing the food and beverage service that 'delights' our residents.

    With Project Delicious, you will see fresh local produce, quality cuts of meat, vibrant colour, varied texture and a growing choice for our residents to enjoy!

    Benefits of working at a Ryman Village

  • As a Senior Lead Chef, Ryman Healthcare can offer you job security which can be difficult to find in the current employment market
  • You will work set hours with no early starts or late nights with more time to do what you enjoy!
  • You will build rapport with your residents and be rewarded by making a real difference to their lives
  • In our supportive environment, where teamwork is paramount, you will have the opportunity to mentor and train staff completing apprenticeships and Level 3 and 4 Cookery qualifications
  • You will help us to challenge the stereotypes around food and nutrition in retirement living - I think you will be amazed!
  • About the Role

    We have an exciting opportunity to join Ryman's Charles Fleming Retirement Village in Waikanae, as a Senior Lead Chef. This is a full-time position working Tuesday to Saturday, 0800 to 1700 .

    In this role you will :

  • Recruit, train, lead, motivate and inspire the kitchen and cafe team to deliver a foodservice and dining experience that's 'good enough for mum'
  • Create and prepare specialty food for functions and fine dining
  • Manage rosters, support menu development, trial new recipes, cater to different dietary needs
  • Operate with health and safety as a key consideration at all times
  • Work closely with our Senior Management team, and support your team and colleagues
  • About You

    To thrive in our supportive and rewarding environment you will have :

  • Extensive experience as a Head Chef, leading a team and running a kitchen catering for large groups or functions
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Hold the London City & Guilds or NZQA 75 / 1, 75 / 2, 75 / 3, or the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) as a minimum
  • A reliable, friendly and professional manner
  • If you are interested in working for a company with a clear purpose that are committed to safety, kindness and developing our people we would love to hear from you.

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