Employment opportunity: Commercial Cook

Wisemate Foods Pty Ltd specialises in the production of Sauces and Dressings, both under our brand and for selected clients. A position is available for a commercial or industrial cook. Unlike a restaurant position, production is focused on batch processing of bulk quantities of product. The successful applicant will have the following skills and qualities:

• qualifications in Commercial Cookery and preferably five years’ experience in a commercial or industrial kitchen;
• experience implementing HACCP, GMP, Food Safety and OHS Standards;
• the ability to work unsupervised, but also operate well within a team;
• an interest in operating medium to large scale food production machinery;
• experience managing and training food production staff;
• good organisational skills and accuracy in following procedures;
• a creative flair for researching and developing new product lines and the ability to interpret design briefs from clients;
• the ability to work with a sense of urgency when required;
• the ability to monitor and ensure the quality of products at all stages of preparation;
• a forklift licence is preferred; however, training will be provided if necessary;
• physical strength and the ability to lift heavy ingredients within OHS guidelines;
• as we are a small team, the flexibility to fill in for other food production staff where required;
• a positive and respectful attitude towards other staff;
• the ability to communicate well in English;
• Australian residency and a valid work permit.

Work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays. A six week trial period will apply. Starting salary $24 – $27 per hour, depending on experience. Please provide three referees as well as your resume and write an explanation of why you are the right candidate for this job.  Please direct your application to the Human Resources Manager, wisemate@gourmetchef.com.au or drop off your resume to our factory at 14 Venture Loop, Wangara  WA  6065.

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