Kitchen Assistant Childcare Blackburn North

Niño Early Learning Adventures centre in Blackburn North is looking for enthusiastic and passionate Assistant Chef to join our team.Niño Early Learning Adventures is a family open and operated company that provides quality education and care.  With centres located throughout Melbourne, our philosophy "to be brave, creative, resilient and kind" underpins every aspect of our day.  We believe talented, creative and passionate educators are essential to the health, happiness and development of the children in our centres. We are committed to our people and their well-being. As the Assistant Chef, 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.This amazing opportunity is a permanent part-time role working 37.5 hours per week from Monday to Friday, providing a talented Assistant Chef an opportunity for great work/life balance.Working as the Assistant Chef, your specific responsibilities include:Working alongside our Chef to prepare & present a wide variety of nutritional and cost-effective meals suitable for children 0 to 6 years of age.Manage allergy and intolerance requirements with food preparationMaintain kitchen cleanliness and hygiene in line with Food Safety Program.Adhere to food safety standards at all times, while having a strong sense of children's nutritional and dietary requirements along with the understanding of Nutrition Australian and Niño ELA's guidelines, policies and proceduresTo be successful in this exciting role, ideally you will posses the following skills and experience:Previous experience as a Chef Assistant/Kitchen Assistant is essential, preferably in an early learning/childcare setting.Previous experience in a Children’s Services environment will be highly regarded.Commercial cookery qualification highly regarded.Must have a passion for creating healthy and nutritious meals for children.Excellent communication and organisation skillsCurrent 'Food Safety Supervisor' certificate (suitable for early learning centres)Must have or be willing to obtain a Current Working with Children Check, First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis certificateBe reliable, positive and well organised personBy joining Niño Early Learning Adventures, you will be rewarded with:a supportive, local, family owned company where the children come firsta team of like-minded educators who share your passion for the early years journeyan experienced and supportive Management teamaccess to professional development opportunities that will help shape your career development that include Positive Education through our relationship with the Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar and Infant Specialised Training developed and designed by Niño ELAunique curriculum that is committed to quality education and care for our little Niño’sopportunities for career growth across different centresdiscounted Childcare for your own children in our centresaccess to our confidential Employee Assistance Program to help you through any personal, family or work-related concerns.Niño Early Learning Adventures is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity workplace and we encourage applications from candidates with culturally diverse groups including Indigenous Australian's. 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 Blackburn North 3130

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