Chef – Carlingford

Wesley Catering

  • part-time position, 35 hours per week
  • based in Carlingford
  • leading NFP organisation making a real difference in the community.

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Wesley Catering fulfils the culinary needs of various Wesley Mission services, supporting the clients in our care. Through our work with Wesley Retirement Living, Wesley Catering provides wholesome food offerings in a relaxed and caring environment.

About the role

Our Alan Walker Village chef will run a small kitchen, supported by a kitchenhand, to provide lunch service for residents of the village. The chef is responsible for kitchen opening, food preparation, production of meals, serving, and maintaining a clean kitchen. You will be responsible for the supervision and on-site leadership of a kitchenhand, and café assistant when needed.

You will set and change menus regularly to cater for the residents of the village, and you will be responsible for ordering supplies required on a daily and weekly basis. Administrative support will be provided for payment of suppliers and reporting to management.

This position covers Monday to Friday lunch services, together with small catering demands from time to time such as morning teas and meeting lunches.

The successful applicant will:

  • be a qualified chef with experience running a small kitchen and multi-tasking
  • have the ability to plan ahead
  • be able to cater for people with dietary requirements
  • communicate daily with village residents
  • have demonstrated experience undertaking cleaning tasks
  • understand safe work practices and food safety/hygiene
  • work to set timeframes to complete jobs in a timely and efficient manner
  • support a worker with an intellectual disability to achieve their hospitality goals.

Essential criteria

  • qualifications in food and meal preparation
  • good communication skills
  • good planning for ordering and menu setting
  • neat and tidy appearance
  • ability to supervise kitchen staff
  • reliability in attendance and work performance
  • there is a requirement to work weekday public holidays, unless prior arrangements have been made
  • work within the Vision and Values of Wesley Mission.

Desirable criteria

  • experience working in an aged care setting
  • experience working with people with a disability.


Conditions of employment are in line with the Restaurant Industry Award 2010 for a Chef Grade 5. Wesley Mission offers salary packaging to increase take home pay.

Closing date

21st October 2022, by 5pm.

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Rick Lyddiard – Operations Manager

Wesley Social Enterprises


Applications that do not address the selection criteria may be over looked.

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and a Criminal History Record check). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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