Catering Coordinator (Maternity Leave) / Springwood

Division/Branch: Youthworks Conference Centres

Location: Springwood, NSW

Job type: Full time, 38 hour week (Maternity Leave Position - minimum 4 months)

Closing date: As soon as position filled

Youthworks Conference Centres provide a place of temporary community for groups for relational and personal growth. They are intentional partners to schools, churches and like-minded community groups through networking, collaboration and facilitation of Word ministry. They provide outstanding venues in amazing locations and Christian hospitality. They believe their interactions with guests and each other are opportunities to promote and proclaim the gospel.

About the role

As a Catering Coordinator you will oversee and have responsibility for all catering operations, including but not limited to staffing, food service, menu planning and HACCP compliance; to ensure quality service from start to finish.

Your responsibilities

  • Manage high quality client-centered service by relating directly with clients in a friendly manner which provides a pleasant experience for clients and promotes Youthworks in a positive way

  • Menu planning and product development as required including but not limited to well-balanced menus, client group suitable menus, menu development within budgetary guidelines, and formulating and testing new menu items and recipes

  • Order and stock inventory (food and equipment) within budgetary limits to ensure that catering operations can happen effectively

  • Frequent face to face interaction with guests due to the open kitchen

You will need to demonstrate

  • experience in cooking/catering for large groups

  • availability midweek and weekends

  •  a friendly, relatable and hospitable manner

  • a  strong work ethos

  • that you are a self-starter who is focused on completing tasks and willing to contribute to improve systems

  • a commitment to work with Youthworks’ mission.

Additional information

This position provides an award wage and a team-oriented working environment. This permanent full time position is a 38 hour week, with rotating shifts Monday to Sunday based on client group occupancy. Early shifts generally start at 7am, with late shifts generally finishing at 7pm.

 Experience and familiarity with commercial kitchens and equipment and qualifications in catering or cooking are desirable but not essential. 

This position is to start in mid-August.

How to apply

Obtain the Position Description.

Submit in writing a cover letter and resume by clicking 'Apply Now' below.

Additionally, please upload the completed Application Form when submitting your cover letter and resume.

Your application should address all selection criteria listed in the position description and include current qualifications, relevant professional experience and Christian ministry involvement. Please include a past employer and your current church minister as a referee.

Youthworks Conference Centres is committed to participating in the NSW Working with Children Checks program, and successful applicants must have a valid Working with Children Check ID number for paid employment before an offer of employment can be made. Persons who are ineligible need not apply.

General enquiries can be directed to Human Resources humanresources@youthworks.net.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

If your skills are a fit, you will be contacted by a member of our recruitment/HR team.

To note applications cannot be processed until a completed application form is submitted.