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Catering Team Leader

Need a kitchen leadership role with more meaning?

We know there is a highly motivated person out there who can continue the legacy of leading one of the best run kitchens around, all the while serving a higher purpose. This person will inherit a kitchen that runs like a well-oiled machine. 

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:

Being a Catering Team Leader, you will need to be adaptable, innovative, detailed, practical, and conscientious - these are the top 5 attributes we are seeking. If you have worked in a Christian camping organisation before or have experience in leading a catering team for large events, you will appreciate the challenges and opportunities involved.

With a team of energetic people around you there is much to do. Your powers of team leading, delegation, flexibility, and organisation will be tested. Even with a clear plan and the right systems, anything can happen. Our team will come to rely on you having your finger on the pulse and the systems know-how to cope with the quick fixes on the spot.

Your list of responsibilities is diverse and wide-ranging. From oversight of food preparation, planning menus, monitoring food safety and rostering there will not be a dull moment. This role is a part of our wider leadership team that gives input into the running of the centre. Time management and working with the team will be a natural strength to your skillset, and you will know how to best respond to competing priorities.

About you:

This person will value the delivery of high quality food, organised rosters, relevant menus and great customer service that will give our guests the best possible experience. You will need the initiative to roll up your sleeves and work through the task list with determination and focus.


Catering Team Leader.

We know there is someone out there who loves people and is a superstar in creating life-changing experiences for all our guests. If the above role 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.

Applicants must be permitted to work in New Zealand or able to obtain working rights.

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Please provide at least 3 references with your application. You can send them to use this references form linked below. (Note, non-family please).

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