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LHI Retirement Services, Glynde
  • Work for an NFP aged care organisation
  • An opportunity for a qualified and experienced Chef
  • Salary packaging benefits available

Seeking a qualified and experienced Chef for a values based aged care organisation.


The Opportunity


Reporting to the Hospitality Coordinator and  responsible for the kitchen, catering and cafe team, this position will give you an opportunity to showcase your ability to coordinate a top class food service.

  • Prepare and deliver quality food services to the Consumers at LHI
  • Work with the Catering and Care Team to provide nutritionally balanced meals and special diets to LHI Consumers
  • Oversight of compliance within the kitchen and cafe including food safety, menu development, food preparation and service
  • Oversee the Food Services team including roster monitoring, performance development and management, mentoring, and training
  • Management of kitchen budgets in consultation with the Hospitality Coordinator
  • Actively participate in the planning of RCH and Community functions which involve but are not limited to managing and overseeing human resources, menu development, physical environment and roll out of the event.

The role is also responsible for all food provided to the on site cafe facility for residents, families and visitors:

  • Assist with menu planning
  • Functions – Schnitzel, pasta and carvery nights.
  • Manage internal catering requests including functions, meetings and training.
  • Fruit, vegetable, cake and slice ordering
  • Recording of food safety documentation
  • Prepare all the vegetables for the production system
  • Assist with and maintain and development of standard recipes
  • Assist with the coordination and plating of meals when required

About You


You are an experienced, qualified chef who has:

  • The ability to work as part of a team and able to assist in the ongoing personal and professional development of the team
  • Effective time management and problem solving skills
  • An understanding of the needs and requirements of aged care residents and clients
  • A self motivated and confident approach
  • Capability to be flexible in the time management of work schedules and procedures
  • The ability to respond to the needs of the department, residents and LHI
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively, and be receptive to and able to manage change
  • Passion and commitment to Aged Care
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills – written and verbal
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Proven ability to manage pressure, competing demands and conflict in the workplace

Previous experience in working with older people or in an aged care environment is highly desirable. 


About Our Client


Lutheran Homes Inc. (now LHI Retirement Services) was founded in 1957 and they continue to grow today, striving to achieve aged care service excellence by valuing people. 


The village at Glynde consists of approximately 300 Independent Living Units, a Residential Care Facility, various community support facilities and a purpose-built church.  The Hope Valley site enjoys similar facilities to those at Glynde.  Across both sites, LHI cares for over 1,000 people.


Further information on LHI can be found at and queries can be directed to Mel Blondell on 0401 614 518.


To apply, please ensure you click the Apply button, upload a CV and cover letter contained in one document, and complete the checklists that will follow.  A position description is available when you click Apply.


Please Note:  Our recruitment process will keep you regularly informed of the progress of your application.  Please ensure that you check your email for updates.  Subsequent stages of the recruitment process may include a pre-recorded video interview.  Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.



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