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Cafe Cook

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Innovation

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker …

Bring your passion for great coffee and food into a role where all proceeds go to World Vision Australia to help impact the lives of children. We’re a social enterprise that trades with a conscience!

Reporting to the Café Manager, we are seeking a Café Cook to produce a tasty menu to complement the speciality coffee we roast inhouse. In this permanent full time role, you will be responsible for great food, excellent service and full compliance with all food handling and cooking safety and service requirements.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • General cooking and kitchen oversight
    • Prepare and properly present food for regular service and functions.
    • Training other staff in the correct preparation, cooking, presentation and storage of food.
    • Manage supplier relationships and Maintain par levels; Order and procure supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.
    • Prepare and properly present food for regular service and functions.
    • Provide costings of new menu items and maintain the budgetary targets provided by management.
    • Monitor and maintain stock levels to reduce wastage. 
    • Check the quantity and quality of received products to ensure items are as ordered and standards are met. Inspect equipment, work areas and general supplies to ensure established health and safety standards conformance.
  • All Rounder duties as required
  • Completion and compliance with any required OH & S and WVA training

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Food safety supervisor certification
  • Commercial cookery certification
  • Previous experience in similar role for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Rostering, managing and training of café staff
  • You will also be highly organised, comfortable with ordering, opening or closing procedures café point of sale and inventory systems
  • Food and drink preparation
  • You will have knowledge and experience in safe food handling and related OH & S requirement
  • Excellent customer service 
  • Flexibility, the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once 
  • Well aware of all current trends and Innovative in food that is Vegan/Vegetarian/ gluten free friendly

What you need to know

This role is a full time position and will be based in Little Things Café, Blackburn, Melbourne. We trade Monday to Saturday from 7:30am to 3pm. Sundays we are open for function bookings only. This position is shared with another cook, affording you flexibility in your work schedule to work around each other and swap shifts when necessary for you.

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

Who we are looking for…

  • Demonstrated, well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with a people from diverse group and backgrounds at all levels within an organisation
  • Demonstrated high level of computer literacy- Microsoft Office Suite; email, internet systems and excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work with business processes / systems
  • High level of attention to detail and ability to respond quickly

What you need to know:

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why World Vision…

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference. We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

World Vision Australia delivers life changing impact because we are community-led, child-focused and inspired by our Christian faith.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan


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