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Chef / Cook - Hamlyn Terrace

Uniting (NSW.ACT)

About us

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Our services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve. We commit to respecting children and take action to keep them safe.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

About the opportunity

Uniting is seeking a Chef/ Cook to work at Uniting Starrett Lodge in Hamlyn Terrace on a Full Time closed period contract till 1/7/2022.

Our Cooks/Chefs are core to the Uniting team, and live and breathe Inspired Care.

This role is central to the delivery of our person-centred approach, working cooperatively with care teams to deliver planned and holistic catering services and meals to our residents.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Facilitating and overseeing the quality, timely and effective preparation of food in line with the unique needs of clients in an environment where dietary requirements can change rapidly.
  • Planning and developing in consultation with the service manager and residents rotating menus where required.
  • Preparing and cooking all daily meals and maintain the storage and protection of food and catering supplies for optimum use.
  • Ensuring food preparation and catering practises adhere to hygiene and safety principles and free of any hazards.
  • Maintaining a safe Work environment and adhere to Safe Work Practices.


  • Certificate III in Hospitality, Commercial Cookery or similar or demonstrated competence in the provision of catering services 
  • Current First Aid certificate

Skills & experience

  • Experience with cook fresh/cook chill methodology.
  • Demonstrated competence in the preparation of menus in accordance with dietary requirements.
  • Demonstrated competence in the purchasing, storage and efficient use of food supplies within endorsed budget guidelines
  • Awareness of texture modified food/controls
  • Knowledge of current safe food handling practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to infection control and safe work practices

Benefits & culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

  • Ongoing training & development
  • Career development opportunities
  • Salary Packaging

For Further Information Contact: Elizabeth Graham – 0411 159 998

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.

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