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Cafe Cook

Apply now Job no: 498021
Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Sales & Fundraising

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

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

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

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures 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 vulnerable children and their families.

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work. 

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website:  

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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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