Assistant Chef for New Childcare Centre Opening in Ivanhoe

Exciting opportunity to open and grow a new early childhood education centre.Beautiful purpose built, state-of-the-art centreIvanhoe locationNiño Early Learning Adventures is opening a new centre in Ivanhoe and are looking for enthusiastic and passionate Centre Chef and Assistant Chef to join our team.As the Assistant Centre Chef in our childcare centre you will oversee the daily operations of our purpose-built kitchen and be responsible for providing a healthy, fresh, diverse and wholesome menu catering to children aged 0 to 6 years of age. You will have the opportunity to work with our Nutritional Ambassador Lauren Burns and our team to cook seasonal menu plans & recipes.These amazing opportunities are permanent part-time roles, 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, providing a talented Chef an opportunity for great work/life balance.Working as the Assistant Chef, your specific responsibilities include:Assisting the Centre Chef to plan and prepare daily nutritious meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for children 0 to 6 years of age, including preparation of puree's and any dietary requirements.Prepare meals to meet the needs of children with special dietary requirements and allergiesUnderstanding and adhering to the centre's nutrition policy and guidelines.Interact with Educators, children and families to build a sense of community and engagement.Run cooking programs for the children in the centre as required.Maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen, in line with the centre policies.Mentor and supervise an Assistant Chef.To be successful in this exciting role, ideally you will posses the following skills and experience:A completed relevant vocational qualification in commercial cookery, with a Food Safety Supervisor certificate is essential.Experience and passion for cooking and presenting a wide variety of nutritious foods that are suitable for children 0 to 6 years of age.Previous experience managing a kitchen and working as a chef is requiredPrevious experience in early learning or educational facility desirableHave good time management skills and be confident managing a kitchen.Be reliable, positive and well organised personCan precisely manage allergy and intolerance requirements with food preparation and delivery daily.High quality of customer service when working with colleagues, families and children.Must have, or be willing to obtain a First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis certificate.We are a Child Safe organisation and require will require the successful candidate to hold or obtain a Working with Children Check before starting with Niño Early Learning Adventures.At Niño Early Learning Adventures, we are a family owned, Melbourne based business and our philosophy "to be brave, creative, resilient and kind" underpins every aspect of our day.  We believe talented, creative and passionate employees are essential to the health, happiness and development of the children in our centres and we are committed to our people and their well-being.We offer our employees:Positive welcoming culture.A supportive working environment that values a healthy work/life balance.Career development and advancement opportunities.A generous discount on childcare to our employees.A passionate team environment that values respect, bravery, everyday wonder and the true you.Professional development opportunities with a focus on Positive Education.Employee Assistance Program (EAP). At Niño Early Learning Adventures is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity workplace and we encourage applications from candidates with culturally diverse groups.If you are a passionate and talented Chef with an interest in children’s nutrition, health and wellbeing we would love to hear from you.  Please click on "apply" and send through your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability to this role. Only applications complying with the above will be considered. You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.  25 AUD Ivanhoe 3079

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