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Kitchen Manager

Palmerston North, New Zealand

Posted 16/05/2024 Job Number 35565 Work type Permanent - Part Time Posting End Date 15/06/2024

Every day, in every way, we bring real heart to work. At Bupa Riverstone Care Home, located in Palmerston North we are searching for a Kitchen Manager to lead our kitchen team. This is a permanent, part-time position. The Kitchen Manager will be required to work Sunday to Thursday ( 30 hours a week). 2 of the 5 days you will be required to work as Chef and the rest of the days would be Admin related work.

This role will suit driven candidates who have experience and are passionate about delivering gourmet, nutritious food. We require someone with diverse skills as they will contribute to the provision of food services for both care home and village residents, and catering for occasional special events.

Where You Will Make an Impact

  • Implementation of all menu programmes and planning other catering needs for our residents.
  • Manage the Kitchen team, including staff orientation, training, performance management, employee appraisals.
  • Hygiene and food safety, including implement policies, procedures, and systems that ensure legislative requirements for safe food management.
  • Management of ordering and use of supplies. 
  • Catering for special events.

What About You

  • A relevant NZQA culinary qualification (Level 3 & 4) or similar qualification is preferred and a minimum of 1-3 years of culinary experience is essential.
  • Well versed planning and implementing nutritional menu programmes.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, coach, mentor and inspire the kitchen team. 
  • Be prepared to roll up your sleeve and get stuck into whatever needs to get done.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, care, and passion for making a difference in our residents’ lives.

Reasons to Belong 

  • Fully subsidised Southern Cross health insurance to our eligible permanent NZ employees and a discount on insurance cover for eligible family members.
  • Wellbeing discounts and advice, EAP counselling services, study support, and cultural leave.
  • Paid parental leave - in addition to standard parental leave, Bupa offers 12 weeks of paid leave for primary carers and 2 weeks for secondary carers.
  • Refer-a-friend programme of $750 - $2,000.
  • Professional Development – in-house and external training and development.
  • Industry-competitive remuneration and benefits, and internal reward and recognition programmes.
  • No matter who you are or where you come from, we encourage you to ‘Be You at Bupa.’
  • An accredited employer with Immigration NZ that values its diverse employees.

About Bupa

Through vision, passion, and sheer hard work, we are now New Zealand’s largest aged care and dementia care provider. As one of New Zealand’s leading healthcare organisations, we employ more than 4,000 people and we live by our values: Brave, Caring, and Responsible. All united by one purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.

For the opportunity to join the Bupa community and to make a difference to the lives of our residents, please submit your application today – we would love to hear from you.


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