cook | childcare centre in Darlington

Darlington, New South Wales
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My Client is one of the most respected early education providers in Australia and has an enviable reputation for the quality of our services.

Child Care Cook

Located in the Darlington community an inner city suburb of Sydney, is where children feel like they belong and are encouraged to play, discover and learn. The centre has specially designed indoor and outdoor spaces and meal times are always a highlight of the day.

This is an excellent permanent part time position to nurture a love of food in children aged 0-5 years old as you prepare their meals from scratch and become a key part of the team.

As the centre's Cook, you will:

  • manage the kitchen,
  • order stock (from preferred suppliers for fruit, vegetables and groceries)
  • plan and prepare all menus from scratch
  • assist in small group experiences with the children and introducing them to the wonderful world of cooking
  • Ensure health and safety standards are maintained at a high standard at all times, meeting council health audits

This is a permanent, part time position 5 hours per day Monday to Friday. The friendly and supportive team will work closely with you on special requirements.

My client encourages staff to keep up to date professionally and to take advantage of our comprehensive staff development program available to all permanent employees.

To be successful in this position you will:

  • be a qualified Cook with a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (or equivalent) OR
  • hold food safety and food handling qualifications
  • be a passionate cook who loves instilling a passion for food in young people
  • Hold or be willing to obtain a Working with Children Check.

On offer is a generous salary package (above award rates) with a range of benefits including:

  • above Market rates
  • regular, set hours – mornings Monday to Friday
  • annual leave loading
  • salary sacrificing
  • discounted health insurance
  • ongoing professional development.

If you are passionate about young children's health, this is a pivotal role to model healthy cooking options for young children and make a real difference.

For more information please contact Emma Fox 02 8238 0240 or email your resume to

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