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Centre Cook

Centre Cook – Ashmont

Goodstart is Australia’s largest early learning provider.  As a not–for–profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.


We’re looking for a talented centre cook to join the team at Goodstart Ashmont to plan and prepare a nutritious and exciting menu for the children attending the centre.


Our centre

Our centre has a rotational menu which includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and a late afternoon snack. These menus meet the dietary requirements, are seasonal and suitable for children under the age of five. We cater for many children with allergies and special dietary requirements


Your role

  • Must hold a Food and Menu Planning and Safe Food Handling Certificate
  • Cert III level in Commercial Cookery - Not Required but desirable
  • Experience in a similar role required
  • Part time, 25 hours a week Monday to Friday
  • Must Hold or be willing to obtain a NSW Working with Children Check



  • Support the health and wellbeing of the children through planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks
  • Prepare meals to meet the needs of children with special dietary requirements and allergies
  • Order food supplies in consultation with centre director
  • Ensure safe and hygienic storage, handling and preparation of food and drinks
  • Work as part of a team to create a safe, caring and educational place for children


The benefits

  • Competitive award wages
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Supportive and friendly team
  • Child care discounts
  • Comprehensive induction and training programme
  • Professional development
  • Career pathways and opportunities


If you hold a Food Handling and Menu Planning certificate, and have experience cooking meals within a child care centre or similar environment, then we’d love to meet you!


Goodstart is committed to child safety, with a zero tolerance of child abuse, and we look to reflect this commitment in our employees. Should you strive to uphold and reflect these values then we would love to hear from you!


To apply, please click “Apply Now” to follow the Goodstart Inspiring Careers process. Or for a confidential discussion, please call Tamara on 1800 180 144


Applications Close 28th March 2018, however the role may be filled earlier

Posting Notes: ASHMONT, WAGGA WAGGA || NSW || Australia (AU) || NSW & ACT - Region 20 || || No Early Childhood Qualification || Part-Time

Date Posted
Education, Childcare & Training
Ashmont, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
Job Type
Part Time, Permanent
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