Ingenia Communities

You might not have heard about Ingenia before, and we tend to fly under the radar. Once you take a look into our dynamic, incredibly fast growing (ASX 200) business with a culture of creating community you’ll be surprised by all the opportunities you’ll find.
We are a leading Australian property group that own, operate and develop a fast-growing portfolio of Lifestyle communities (land lease communities) and holiday parks across key urban and coastal markets. We employ over 1300 people across 120 parks and communities, with offices in the 3 eastern seaboard states.
Here at Ingenia, you can enjoy working within an organisation that genuinely cares for its people and is committed to creating communities where our residents and visitors can truly belong.

About the Location

Ingenia Bathurst Gardens provides an alternative to traditional retirement living for independent seniors, offering low-maintenance rental units in a secure, gated community. Allowing you the freedom to live a safe and fulfilling life, where your privacy and independence are always respected.
Conveniently located close to shopping precincts, health facilities and sporting clubs and with a bus stop right out the front.

About the Role

As Senior Cook, you will be responsible for the quality production of all meals and food services to the village as well as ensuring that the kitchen, service and dining room facilities are cleaned and sanitised. This is a permanent, part-time position.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure the kitchen is appropriately stocked with produce required to provide a full catering service, including relief meals, that meets and exceeds the expectations of residents
  • Management of ordering, inventory and stock control, ensuring timely stock receival in accordance with budgeting requirements.
  • Ensure all produce is of a high quality and used to its full potential with wastage kept to a minimum
  • Management of kitchen budget in accordance with approved expenditure limits
  • Develop and maintain the Village Menu, Menu Standards and food compliance documentation
  • Verify critical limits are maintained by temperature, monitoring all high products from time of receipt, during storage, at time of service, during service and during chilling process (when applicable)
  • Ensure the quality and flavour of food and service is always maintained to the highest standard, with resident satisfaction the core focus
  • Act as the Community’s nominated “Food Safety Supervisor”, responsible for the implementation and management of Garden Villages Food Safety Program, made site specific for each Community

Cleaning and Sanitation

  • Clean and sanitise all areas of the kitchen, all kitchen equipment, crockery and cutlery
  • Clean and sanitise all tables and chairs and any items kept on tables in the dining room
  • Sweep and mop all floor areas in the kitchen and dining room
  • Clean all internal areas of the community building including the rest room facilities

Technical Skills / Qualifications

  • Knowledge of HACCP and an understanding of how it relates to the Food Safety Program
  • Food Safety Supervisor Accreditation
  • Food Safety Training Accreditation

Experience / Requirements

  • Experience in cooking and serving buffet style meals
  • Basic understanding of budget/cost control
  • Excellent communication skills with residents and other staff/managers
  • Ability to take constructive feedback, and to discuss issues/concerns in a positive, non-confrontational manner for the best outcome

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent lifting when accepting deliveries, unpacking stock, cleaning and/or moving furniture
  • Operation and maintenance of kitchen equipment / cookers / dishwashers
  • Frequent use of muscular force, bending, twisting and stretching when unpacking stock, cooking and cleaning
  • Frequent walking and standing in the kitchen while cooking
  • Use of cleaning products and hot kitchen equipment
Culture and Benefits
In return, we offer a competitive package, flexibility (including working from home for some roles), extensive training and development, career progression and generous reward and recognition programs including some amazing discounts at our Holiday Parks… so come join the team and apply now! We look forward to receiving your application. Please note that to be considered for this role you must be able to work in Australia and provide evidence of working rights. All employees of Ingenia Communities must undergo a National Police Check.