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Chef Manager - Ballarat

Delacombe, Australia

Posted 25/06/2024 Job Number 37193 Work type Permanent - Full Time Posting End Date 23/07/2024

About the Home 

A modern care home located in Delacombe in south-western Ballarat. Our home consists of five resident communities, each with a dedicated team to look after your care needs. It consists of 144 beds, with dementia and high care units. Our primary goal is placing our focus on the health, lifestyle and well-being of our residents.

About the Role

As a Chef Manager you will work with a team of Catering assistants to lead a high functioning kitchen and catering service through the provision of quality, well presented, nutritious meals that meet Resident dining preferences and needs in a home like environment. Ensuring excellence always, whilst adhering to all related quality standards and regulations.

Benefits of Bupa

  • Supportive, collaborative, and caring team culture
  • Continual learning and development opportunities
  • Great employee discounts and benefits 
  • Sponsorship opportunities for eligible workers
  • Relocation and accommodation assistance available 
  • Internal transfers across our care homes


  • Run an efficient, high-quality dining and catering service for the residents of the care home
  • Collaborate with the Lifestyle team to ensure all activities and events are appropriately planned and catered for
  • Ensure any specialist resident dietary requirements are met (e.g. diabetes, weight loss or gain)
  • Prepare the main dishes for lunch and dinner
  • Oversee the washing, preparation, and cooking of all foods, including vegetables, soups, sauces, gravies, desserts, sandwiches, salads, bread, and rolls
  • Ensure that all meals are prepared fresh daily utilising seasonal produce
  • Manage safe and correct processes in food purchasing, storage, handling, and preparation
  • Implement infection control principles and practices as per infection control policies
  • Complete paperwork promptly and correctly as per duty list and Quality & Assurance Processes
  • Identify training needs and requirements of Catering Staff - this includes changes to processes or resident requirements, introduction to new equipment safety or environmental regulations

Skills and Experience

  • Certificate in Commercial Cookery or equivalent is essential
  • Aged Care / Hotel/Restaurant experience preferred 
  • Ideally you would have previous experience in a similar role
  • Effective time management, organisational skills and budget management
  • Previous experience in leading a team is desirable and managing a budget
  • Understanding of Food Audits
  • Demonstrated experience working within a multidisciplinary team and ability to effectively liaise with stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a customer service focus 

Bupa cares about creating and sustaining a safe and inclusive workplace where our team members feel they belong regardless of gender identity (including how one chooses to express it), ethnicity, disability (physical, mental and/or sensory), sexual orientation, religion or life stage. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and fostering a workplace and environment that is free of discrimination, bullying and harassment. If you require any adjustments to participate in our recruitment process, please let us know at the time of your application.

How to Apply
Click Apply to be taken to our online application process. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete pre-employment checks.
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