Cooking Coordinator

Cooking Coordinator

(25 hours per week) 10.00 am – 3.00 pm

Mansfield Steiner School is a vibrant, expanding school situated in beautiful Northeast Victoria. Our school offers classes from Pre-school to Year 12, following the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework to Year 10 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Years 11 and 12. 

Mansfield Steiner school is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic cooking coordinator who will enjoy working with children to prepare high-quality vegetarian meals and can also cater for functions.

The cooking program aims to be a pleasurable food education experience that emphasises the flavours as well as the health benefits of fresh, seasonal food. Dishes cooked reflect the vegetables, herbs, and fruits grown, season-by-season, by the children in their organic gardens. Children participate fully in the growing of food, the preparation of meals and are taught to be adventurous in their culinary experiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working daily with small groups of 3-5 students to prepare lunch for their class
  • Meal planning
  • Coordinating and liaising with gardening staff
  • Ordering of ingredients for the cooking program and other school programs such as camps and excursions as required
  • Preparation of food for school functions as required by the principal (These hours are often in addition to the normal 25hrs per week, occur after hours, and are paid at the agreed hourly rate)
  • Knowledge and management of allergies and anaphylaxis.
  • Adhere to and maintain food safety standards
  • Maintain a clean and tidy kitchen and serving area
  • Ensure the kitchen is compliant with relevant regulations and that all OH&S standards followed

Essential Criteria

  1. Ability to work productively and positively with children and adults
  2. Strong communication skills
  3. Flexibility and adaptability
  4. Food safety supervisor certification (or willingness to obtain this)
  5. Current Working with children check
  6. Catering Experience (Preferable)
  7. Sense of fun and zest for life