Childcare Centre Cook – New Centre in Burleigh Heads

Cook – New Centre in Burleigh Heads opening soon!

Why Harmony?

Because we do things differently. These are not your typical kitchens – they are the soul to our early childhood centres that make a difference in each of our children’s lives each and every day! 

We are strong advocates for the child’s right to learn and embrace a holistic approach to childcare, encompassing a connection of mind, body and spirit, and mealtimes are at the very centre of children’s development! 

Benefits of joining our team 

  • State-of-the-art, brand new, commercial kitchen 
  • Network of cooks/chefs across the Harmony organisation to brainstorm with, provide support and seek inspiration from 
  • Above award wages for the right applicant 
  • In-depth professional development and further education 
  • Privately owned – our focus is our people 
  • Financial Benefits – Receive 75% off childcare fees; Access to referral programs of up to $3000; Additional leave entitlements  
  • Harmony Huddle – Staff social calendar filled with awesome activities; Mind, Body and Soul initiatives  
  • Unity in Diversity – Harmony’s cultural diversity is one of OUR greatest strengths and is truly at the heart of who we are; 18 nationalities; 31 languages spoken  
  • Wellness program focusing on Move, Money, Munch and Mind
  • Expansive discount programs
  • Opportunities to advance your career within Harmony’s growing network
  • Access to Harmony’s Online Learning platform with 100s hours of professional development
  • Exclusive access to Harmony’s benefit platform, showcasing discounts for over 500+ retailers

Your Role 

We are seeking an inspiring and passionate Centre Cook to join our team at Harmony Burleigh Heads and embark on a wonderful new journey with us. This is a full time position, working around 6:00am-2:30pm.

You will be responsible for: 

  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of the children through the planning and preparation of nutritious meals and snacks. 
  • Carrying out the preparation of food for the children at the Centre. 
  • Ensuring the kitchen environment and equipment is maintained to the highest standards of cleanliness and safety. 
  • Ordering and purchasing of ingredients and supplies 
  • Liaising with suppliers and maintain professional relationships 
  • Communicating with Educators regarding specific dietary requirements of children and assisting them with clearing away after meals. 
  • Implementing the menu for the service on a timely basis taking into consideration Harmony’s Food and Nutrition policies 

About You 

Mealtimes and food is a pivotal piece in children’s learning and development. We are looking for the right person but desirable experience and qualifications you may hold are: 

  • Experience in understanding the financial parameters of food preparation, planning and managing appropriately to deliver on these 
  • Demonstrated responsibility accountability for food preparation area 
  • A thorough understanding of different dietary requirements and a solutions-focused approach to serving food so that the needs of all children are catered for 
  • Excellent time and priority management, and professionalism 
  • Safety Food Handling Certification 
  • Previous experience in nutrition and dietary requirements of children within a childcare setting 
  • Current Blue card, Driver’s License, First Aid Certificate and Asthma/Anaphylactic training 

Harmony values individuality and celebrates difference with a strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, offering a culturally and inclusive environment for all staff members, children, and their families.  
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