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Cook / Kitchen Coordinator

St. Mary's House Of Welcome
  • Part-time position available – based in Fitzroy Vic
  • Little not for profit making a big difference 
  • Prepare breakfast and lunch for vulnerable members of our community

About us

St. Mary’s House of Welcome is a purpose driven and faith based organisation. Inspired by the spirit of the Daughters of Charity, St Mary’s House of Welcome seeks to further social justice by standing with disadvantaged people offering support, solutions and hope. We have 60 years’ experience providing services to people experiencing marginalisation, disadvantage, social isolation and homelessness and have a non-judgmental service approach to our community. St. Mary’s House of Welcome is a voice for its clients and a fearless advocate for their rights with a commitment to empowerment and restoring independence.

About the role

This wonderful opportunity to join our team in a newly scoped role. We are seeking an experienced Cook / Kitchen Coordinator to oversee our meals program. Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Cook / Kitchen Coordinator is responsible for administering and managing the meals service for our service community. The service supports a program to ensure those in our community receive nutritious meals and the opportunity to engage with our team in a café experience. You will:

  • Prepare a weekly menu and support the use of rescued and donated food
  • Order supplies as required, to cover and ensure a quality meal service
  • Practice and oversee all principles of hygiene and safe food handling regulations
  • Supervise and engage volunteers who assist in the kitchen
  • Assist with the training of volunteers in satisfactory food preparation and food handling.
  • Prepare a menu which can be rotated, according to availability of produce at any given time, and plan and resource supplies for advance catering requirements in times of leave
  • Management of all contracted equipment and cleaning maintenance for the kitchen

Key requirements

  • A values-based approach to work aligned with our mission
  • Tertiary catering and food handling qualifications
  • Experience as a Cook/Kitchen Coordinator, preferably in a similar environment managing staff and volunteers
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the relevant Food Safety legislation and guidelines
  • Experience in the management and implementation of a catering service
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Clear and Current National Police and Working with Children checks
  • A current valid Driver's License
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • A strong service orientation and a willingness to pitch in and help others

A position description is attached.

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