Waihi School is an independent, co-ed school located in Winchester, South Canterbury, providing primary education to boys and girls from years 4 to 8.  Due to one of the team moving into a different role within the school, we are looking for a passionate new team member to come on board. Waihi requires a cook with a proven track record of creating and delivering high-quality fare that children love.  The kitchen is truly at the heart of the school, especially for boarding students!

If you are an experienced cook with experience in commercial/industrial/school kitchens or a talented home cook looking for your next opportunity, we’d love to hear from you! 

This role will start in Term 3 - that's just a few weeks away...

As a boarding school, the kitchen needs to be staffed 7 days a week during term time. A roster will be discussed with shorlisted candidates, but will involve work every second weekend. Key duties include preparing, cooking, and serving delicious meals and snacks for students and staff, as well as collaborating on menu ideas.

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • A strong history in cook/kitchen roles or a passion for home cooking
  • Experience with large-volume cooking and baking is a bonus
  • The desire to contribute to menu design
  • A flair for cooking healthful, tasty food that children enjoy
  • Maturity, with great communication skills and a sense of humor
  • Enthusiasm, motivation, and a ‘can-do’ approach
  • Flexibility with hours when needed for calendared functions and to cover leave/illness
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Valid Visa to work in NZ

Waihi is offering the opportunity to support the right candidate to complete the NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 3.

This is an opportunity not to be missed, so if you want to join the Waihi family, please apply here, and send your CV and letter of introduction.  



Creative Cook - part-time
New Zealand
Timaru ~ Canterbury
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