Head Chef
Opal
Maitland, AU
6d ago

At Opal Aged Care, we know that companies don’t succeed, people do .

Our purpose is to bring joy to those we care for and our values of C ompassion, A ccountability, R espect and E xcellence reflect that CARE is at the heart of everything we do.

At Opal, we strive to deliver an outstanding resident food experience every day. Our dedicated team of chefs lovingly prepare a range of meals and snacks fresh from the kitchen every day.

Our food services team are devoted to creating enjoyable food experiences for all residents, particularly as their dietary requirements and preferences change.

About Opal Rutherford :

Opal Rutherford is located in the tranquil NSW Hunter Valley region. This 144 bed home is newly built with modern designs and furnishings, along with a number of family friendly facilities including an onsite café, function room and leafy, landscaped gardens.

Opal Rutherford is in close proximity to a number of local shopping centres, national parks and famous Hunter Valley Wineries an ideal location to live and work!

About the role :

  • Permanent Full-time role working Monday to Friday.
  • Create your seasonal menu in consultation with residents in the home.
  • Create nutritious meals and snacks in line with the food services program.
  • Create enjoyable food experiences for customers.
  • Ensure detailed compliance with the food safety program.
  • Oversee and manage the creation and delivery of meals and events.
  • Create and deliver of outstanding food events.
  • Full accountability for the food experience and hospitality operations in the home.
  • Create hero moments for our customers.
  • Our ideal candidates will demonstrate the following :

  • Passion for food
  • Excellent produce selection and rotation skills
  • Outstanding budgeting and ordering skills
  • Inspirational team leadership
  • Completion of Certificate IV in Commercial Cooking or trade qualification
  • Food Safety Supervisory Certification
  • 5 years’ experience as a Head Chef
  • Current police check (within last 3 months)
  • What Opal can offer you :

  • Opal Aged Care’s annual Chefs Masterclass
  • Leadership and Management Courses available
  • Opportunity to work with in a group of experienced chefs who share a passion for creating food experiences that delight
  • Opal’s food philosophy
  • A customer centric work environment
  • A competitive salary
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A work week that enables incredible work / life balance
  • All applicants must be willing to obtain a police clearance via Opal’s police check system and undergo a pre-employment medical.

    You may also be required to attend a drug screen and complete psychometric testing.

    Please note : a current flu vaccination will also be required for you to work in our homes.

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