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Childcare Centre Cook/Chef - Immediate start!

Apply now Job no: 495968
Work type: Part Time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Education & Training

Share your skills in cooking Healthy Food at our centre!


About our Centre 

Welcome to Papilio Lutwyche, just a 15 minute drive to Brisbane’s CBD! We are relocating to a stunning purpose-built facility (117 place) inside Lutwyche City Shopping Centre and due to open late August! Our centre promotes a child-driven approach to early learning that fosters individuality. Our experienced and dedicated educators are responsive to each child’s unique interests and talents and tailor our learning programs and environment to encourage these magic developmental moments. We utilise the unique Lifelong Learning approach developed by Affinity Education Group which perfectly supports the Early Years Learning Framework. We also integrate an exciting 'Healthy Children' program of events, activities, incursions and excursions year round and involve our families and local community at all times. Find out more about our centre - just Google our centre name to find our website and Facebook page! 


The role

Our centre is due to open at the end of August but we are looking to hire our cook now so you can get started in our existing centre & meet your customers, our lovely children! This role enables you to play an active part in creating healthy menus and seeing the happy faces of your customers. 

  • Work Monday - Friday on a 8am - 3pm shift - no more inconsistency & long hours. Use your time off for what means most to you!
  • You would be experienced in preparing bulk meals, online ordering, stock management and budget control within an early childhood setting.
  • Evaluate the nutritional content of menus for children of all ages and requirements including allergies, & specific dietary needs whilst complying with relevant food safety and hygiene regulations and standards. 
  • Utilise the amazing feed Australia program – a free program enabling cooks to plan, budget and access healthy menus to enable children’s growth and development while in child care.
  • Access a national network of centre cooks who regularly share recipes, questions, ideas and tips led by Kelly Richardson, the Gourmet Nutritionist, and devoted centre cooks. 
  • Participate in the early educational opportunities of teaching children about healthy food by sharing in lessons and family events.


Minimum requirements

  • A current paid Blue Card or willingness to obtain one
  • Reliable transport to and from our centre
  • Desirable: Current Food Safety and Handlers (Health and Community) Certificate or Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Desirable: Current first aid certificate (including asthma and anaphylactic training) and resuscitation certificate  


Your reward

  • Big smiles on the children’s faces!!! 
  • A permanent part-time role (up to 37.5-hours per week) working for Australia’s fastest-growing child care group
  • Incentive program -  earn brand new resources for your centre
  • You’ll enjoy regular professional development opportunities, engagement with our Quality Team, and being part of a company which is committed to delivering educational excellence.
  • Leadership, management and training opportunities to develop your career further
  • Access to discounts on a variety of products and services
  • Access to a national network of colleagues, training and future job opportunities at more than 160 child care centres owned by the same company


Why work for Affinity?

At Affinity, we proudly do things differently. Our mission is to inspire and nurture individuals to reach their full potential. It isn’t just about what we do for children, it’s about what we do for our team, too.

Every day, at more than 160 child care centres around Australia, we support quality, teamwork, training opportunities and a culture of recognition and reward. Affinity allows our people to shine – so we can deliver the best in early education.

Feel positive. Feel proud. Make new friends. Laugh. Go home smiling.


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