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Chef Manager

Our client, TriCare is one of Queensland’s leading privately owned retirement communities and aged care residences. Elderly care has the privilege to manage the aged care division of the business.

Toowoomba Aged Care Residence managed by Elderly care, is a 73-bed facility located in Mount Lofty, Toowoomba on the Darling Downs, and is recruiting for an experienced Chef Manager. 

Job Title: Chef Manager

The role of the Chef Manager is crucial in ensuring high-quality food service and maintaining the well-being of the residents. This role offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to the well-being of elderly residents and to lead a team in delivering exceptional food services within a state-of-the-art facility.


· Kitchen Leadership: Lead and manage the kitchen team to establish efficient food service systems and provide training.

· Positive Leadership: Set a positive example for the team, fostering productivity and efficiency.

· Demonstration of Right Practices: Act as a role model by consistently demonstrating the correct and appropriate methods.

· Solution-oriented: Approach challenges with a proactive and solution-driven mindset.

· Food Safety Standards: Demonstrate a thorough understanding of food safety standards and ensure adherence.

· Work Health and Safety: Comply with and enforce Work Health and Safety legislation and policies.

· Record Keeping: Maintain accurate records and suggest improvements to work practices.

Skills and Qualifications:

· Experience with Texture-Modified Foods: Familiarity with texture-modified foods and knowledge of nutritional requirements for the elderly.

· Food Safety Supervisor: Possession of a Food Safety Supervisor Statement of Attainment.

· Financial Budgeting: Experience in financial budgeting.

· Aged Care Experience: Previous experience in the aged care sector would be an advantage but not essential. 

· Mandatory qualification: Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, 

What’s Offered:

· Competitive Salary Package: A competitive salary is provided.

· Salary Packaging: Option for salary packaging. – Approval awaiting

· Onsite Parking: Free onsite parking for employees.

· Supportive Leadership: Access to supportive leaders and management.

· Recognition and Retention: Recognition and retention opportunities for the right candidate.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should apply through SEEK to Facility Manager. 

A satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate is required in accordance with the Aged Care Act 1997. The aged care residences are non-smoking workplaces, and applications from recruiters are not considered.