A local aboriginal hostel is looking for COOK to commence casual employment.

General cooking duties such as making breakfasts, meals etc.


Duties and Responsibilities


·       Welcome guests upon arrival, ensuring high quality customer service during their stay

·       Work closely with hostel staff to accommodate guests’ needs

·       Ensure a high level of customer service is provided to AHL residents at all times, including attending to resident requests in a professional and courteous manner

·       Quality and nutritionally appropriate catering and meal servicesEfficient, responsive and friendly service

·       Clean, culturally safe, fit-for purpose kitchen and dining areas

·       Acts professionally and treats everyone with respect and courtesy and acts in accordance with APSValues and Code of Conduct and AHL’s Child Protection Framework and relevant legislationMenu Planning

·       Plan menus weekly

·       Ensure menus comply with AHL policy, and Dietary Guidance for the Hostel

·       Ensure healthy meals are provided – eg based on recipes from Heart Foundation

·       Menus are provided to the Manager a week in advance

·       Menus are detailed and costed to meet budget requirements

·       Lunch and Dinner Menu items do not repeat during the weekMeal Preparation

·       Prepare quality meals in accordance with approved menus, Food SafetyStandards and other relevant legislation

·       Ensure that food expenditure does not exceed budget

·       Healthy and nutritious meals are provided to residents at set meal times

·       Sufficient food is prepared for residents

·       Minimal food wastage is achievedCleaning services

·       Clean kitchen and dining rooms

·       Wash kitchen equipment and crockery

·       Clean other common rooms

·       The kitchen and dining room and all equipment and crockery are cleaned and placed away aftereach service

·       Meals are always served on crockery and NOT on plastic plates

·       Stock Control & Food Ordering

·       Order food and other supplies in line with approved menus

·       Maintain equipment

·       Manage food storage

·       Food is ordered weekly in line with planned and approved menus

·       Stock records are kept in line with AHL’s procedures

·       No food is kept beyond its use by dates or stored at incorrect temperature at any time

·       Professional service & Working Relationship

·       Work collaboratively and supports others

·       Attend work on time and in accordance with approved roster (Work Pattern)

·       Uphold the APS Values and Code of Conduct

·       Treats everyone with respect and courtesyAlways works to assigned work pattern except on approved leave

·       Actively participates in team work and assists to meet AHL objectivesWork, Health & Safety (WHS)

·       Promote health & safety in the workplace

·       Promptly report workplace hazards and WHS issues, including injury or illness, totheir manager or Health and Safety Representative (HSR)

·       Report on repair and maintenance requirements in rooms and common areas

·       Report unsafe, hazardous or emergency situations using AHL’s Hazard & IncidentReporting procedures

·       Uses equipment safely and in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions

·       Reports any health, harassment and safety hazards in accordance with AHL’s procedures

·       Dresses to AHL dress code and occupational requirements

·       Participates in WHS training as requiredOther

·       Other duties as directed

·       Constantly seeks to improve the quality service



·       Drivers licence preferred not compulsory

·       Able to pass Pre-employment medical and Drug & Alcohol

·       Must have or able to obtain Working with Children Check

·       Must have or able to obtain National Police Clearance with no criminal history

Attached application form must be completed


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