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Catering Assistant

Need a Kitchen job with more meaning?

Wanting to learn new skills in a supportive environment?

About us:

At Tōtara Springs Christian Centre (TSCC), we believe in practically demonstrating the love and compassion of Jesus through providing excellence in everything that we do. Our gifted and motivated team has the privilege of creating unforgettable memories for groups of people all year round.

You will contribute to the present and future culture of our amazing organisation and sharing God's love. This is an opportunity to join an organisation that lead and inspire the youth of tomorrow, a place where life-changing experiences happen every day.

Tōtara Springs is the largest centre of its kind in New Zealand and is the ultimate venue for church retreats, school camps, sports activities, business conferences, artistic events, holiday camps and family reunions.  We are situated in a beautiful setting, nestled at the foot of the Kaimai mountain ranges in Matamata. There are 90 acres of park-like grounds and native bush with streams, walks and bush trails. We have a large indoor sports and activity centre and breakaway areas, as well as a large hot pool fed by natural springs.  We have guests of all ages who travel from afar to enjoy our beautiful setting and outstanding hospitality.

About the role:

This is a full-time position as part of the catering team at Tōtara Springs.

The purpose of the role is to:

  • Provide excellent food service to our guests

  • To assist in the delivering of meals.

  • Provide assistance in completing the food control plan

Your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Assisting in the preparation, cooking and delivering of meals and snacks

  • Assisting in the preparation and delivering of meals for guests with special dietary requirements

  • Ensure excellence in all aspects of meals and snacks

  • Cleaning dishes, utensils and the kitchen area

  • Assist in all aspects of the catering team’s responsibilities

  • Comply with Health & Safety policy and standards

About you:

You value the delivery of high-quality guest experience and great customer service.  You are not afraid to take initiative and roll up your sleeves to work through your task list.

You have the following attributes:

  • Hard-working and efficient

  • Dynamic and creative

  • Practical

  • Conscientious

  • Team player

You fulfil the following requirements:

  • Previous experience working in a kitchen and preparing food

  • Good communication skills

  • Good time-management skills

  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements for kitchens


Catering Assistant.

We know there is someone out there who would like to help in the kitchen while serving a higher purpose.  If the above sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to background checks required under the Children's Act as part of pre-employment screening. Our ideal candidate will share a commitment and enthusiasm towards the Christian faith.

Add your references

Please provide at least 3 references with your application, and include them using the references link. 
(Note, non-family please)

  • 1 Pastoral/Mentor/Other

  • 1 Employer/Teacher

  • 1 Friend


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