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Chef Manager | Alstonville

  • Alstonville, NSW, Australia, 2477
  • Permanent Full-Time


  • Permanent Full-time position based in Alstonville
  • Great hours - Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30pm
  • Excellent job security with an industry leading NFP

About BaptistCare Maranoa Centre

Located in the picturesque township of Alstonville, Maranoa Centre sits on truly magnificent grounds. Our lush rainforest patch has over 30 species of established rainforest trees, including a Moreton Bay Fig tree where many people love to rest and read.

Maranoa Centre provides 90 beds for residents across all levels of care, including dementia care and respite care services.

About the role

Reporting to the Residential Manager, you will lead and manage staff and resources efficiently to deliver the highest quality and safety in food services.

Mealtimes are very important to residents, often a time they look forward to so continuous improvement in the meals we offer is vital. You will need to speak directly to our residents, gaining their feedback and making adjustments. 

Your creativity with food and expertise in dining environments make this a unique opportunity to enrich the lives of our 90 residents. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing commercial cooking operations & staff supervision
  • Rostering, ordering, invoicing & auditing
  • Stock control, preparing menus, adhering to the budget
  • Ensuring high quality presentation of all meals to residents
  • Mid-High quantity cooking (90 clients) as required for leave cover

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a similar role preferably within aged care 
  • Tertiary qualifications in Hospitality, Commercial Cookery or equivalent essential
  • Applied knowledge of HACCP food safety principles
  • Sound experience in kitchen management, effective staff leadership, staff development, financial control, and customer service
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the preparation of menus in accordance with dietary requirements

About Us

BaptistCare support thousands of people across 75 locations in NSW and ACT. From humble beginnings in 1944, BaptistCare has grown into one of the nation’s most respected care and community services providers

People enjoy working at BaptistCare because they love what they do and the communities we help.  With us you can deliver life-transforming care, create a career you’ll love, and join a team who make a difference.  Our 4000 staff are our most important resource and we take you and your career seriously. We want to provide you with a working environment and culture that supports you in your career journey and growth.


  • Salary packaging + meal and entertainment card
  • Real opportunities for career growth
  • Access to in-house and online training programs
  • Supportive, positive team environment
  • Access to family friendly benefits like our wellness programs

If you’re a passionate qualified chef who possesses strong communication, organisational and time management skills, we would love to hear from you.

Successful applicants will be subject to a variety of background checks

How can we help?

Our team is availble Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

BaptistCare NSW/ACT corporate office, Norwest Business Park, PO Box 7626 Baulkham Hills NSW 2153, Australia