East Sale- Service Cook

Opened 41 days ago
Closes 3 July 2024
Melbourne Metro

Defence One Tree Childcare- East Sale 
Location: East Sale, VIC
Position: Service Cook 
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time 25hrs per week 
Fixed Term: Until December 19th 2025

About East Sale: East Sale Children’s Service has 62 places for children aged 0-5 years. Our childcare centres is a nurturing and innovative learning environment committed to providing exceptional care and education for children. We value creativity, individuality, and a supportive atmosphere that encourages both professional and personal growth.

Our Educators: 
At One Tree East Sale, our educators are the heart of our community. They are passionate, dedicated, and deeply committed to providing exceptional care and education to our young learners. With a wealth of experience and a love for what they do, our educators foster an environment where curiosity is encouraged, creativity is celebrated, and every child feels valued and supported.

Are you passionate about providing nutritious meals to support the growth and development of children? We’re seeking a Childcare Cook to join our team and take charge of our kitchen operations while infusing creativity into our meal planning and preparation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Menu Creation: Craft weekly menus that not only meet but exceed dietary requirements, catering to the diverse needs of our children.
  • Collaborative Planning: Liaise with the Administration Team for menu approval, ensuring alignment with nutritional guidelines and preferences.
  • Meal Preparation: Prepare appetizing lunches and afternoon snacks for all rooms, maintaining quality and variety.
  • Timely Service: Serve meals punctually and at optimal temperatures to all rooms, ensuring a seamless dining experience.
  • Coordination with Staff: Collaborate with the team to gather accurate meal numbers before food preparation for each meal, ensuring minimal waste and maximum satisfaction.
  • Vendor Relations: Manage weekly food orders efficiently, establishing and nurturing relationships with vendors.
  • Kitchen Maintenance: Uphold impeccable standards in the kitchen and storage areas by monitoring thermometers, checking expiration dates, washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, and organizing all food-related items.
  • Confidentiality: Respect and safeguard the privacy of information concerning families, children, team members, and administration.
  • Relationship Building: Foster positive relationships and maintain respectful communication with families, children, team members, administration, and the wider community we serve.

Desired Skills: 

  • Culinary Expertise: Proven experience in meal planning and preparation, especially within childcare settings.
  • Organizational Prowess: Ability to manage kitchen logistics, including inventory, orders, and cleanliness, with precision.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills to engage effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Creativity in Cuisine: Bring inventive and creative ideas to meal planning, encouraging healthy and exciting eating experiences for children.

What you’ll receive

  • First day off the floor service induction to help you feel comfortable from day one
  • Childcare discount
  • Professional development tailored to you
  • Rewards for every year you spend at One Tree
  • Free and confidential counselling for you and your immediate family through the One Tree Employee Assistance Program

What you’ll bring

  • Working with Children Check (VIC)
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • Food Handlers Certificate
  • National Police Clearance

Join Our Team:
If you’re a culinary enthusiast with a knack for creativity and a passion for nurturing children through nutritious meals, we invite you to be part of our vibrant team. Your role as a Childcare Cook will be pivotal in shaping the culinary experiences that enrich the lives of our young learners.

Showcase your culinary flair and join us in creating a nourishing environment where every meal is a celebration of creativity and healthy living.