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POSITION AVAILABLE: Cook / Chef Trainer Mentor

29 February, 2024

POSITION AVAILABLE: Cook/Chef Trainer Mentor 

The Maggie Beer Foundation is looking for an experienced cook or chef to join our national chef trainer mentor team. You will ideally, be based in New South Wales or east coast Australia but if you’re qualified and passionate about this opportunity, do submit your application regardless of your location.

Who are we?  The Maggie Beer Foundation works with government, aged care homes and health professionals to improve the food and dining experience in aged care. The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care is funding the Foundation to deliver face to face training to chefs and cooks in aged care homes via a national network of chefs and cooks.

About the role?  Full time, hybrid work from home with intra / interstate travel. Extremely competitive salary packaging with remuneration details disclosed during short-list interviews. You will work with government, aged care homes and health professionals to improve the food and dining experience in aged care through support and education of industry cooks and chefs.

Key tasks are:

  • Develop teaching materials, lesson plans and presentations for virtual and in person use 
  • Writing information and resources for Professional Community 
  • Upscaling and adapting recipes for aged care kitchens, including texture modified meals 
  • Working within an aged care kitchen to train, upskill and mentor staff 

Qualities, skills and experience essential for this role are:

  • Minimum of 5 years in senior commercial kitchen roles 
  • Experience managing, leading and developing a team 
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Able to share knowledge and skills in a friendly and relatable manner 
  • Excellent time management skills and able to work independently 
  • Very good problem-solving skills 
  • Adaptable, innovative, reliable, and calm 
  • Must be willing to travel within and between States and Territories 
  • Able to use core administration tools i.e. Microsoft Office, Teams & Outlook 
  • Strong and enthusiastic commitment to spread the Maggie Beer Foundation vision. 
  • An authentic sense of empathy, integrity, and discretion. 

Skills and experience desired but not essential are:

  • Previous teaching / training experience 
  • Experience in the Aged Care Home environment 
  • Successfully completed the Maggie Beer Foundation online learning modules. 


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to training@maggiebeerfoundation.org.au

ATTENTION: Jemma Gonzalez

In the letter, please tell us:

  • Why do you want this role?
  • What is your experience in aged care and training?
  • What personal assets will you bring to this role?

Applications close COB AEDT Wednesday 20th March 2024