Ringawera - Cook

Listed 16 days Ago
Auckland City Mission
Non-profit - Social Services

 Ringawera – Cook Heata

About the role

The Ringawera (Chef/Cook) directs and participates in the preparation of food for the service to provide nutritious meals for Mission whānau clients, fosters a good working environment for volunteers, kitchenhands, contributing to the overall engagement and dining experience in Haeata.


  • Lead meal service and coordinate our kitchen hands and volunteers.
  • Undertake food orders, maintain records and accounts.
  • Collaborate with service team leaders to ensure food and safety requirements. 
  • Develop and manage in conjunction with the Kitchen Manager a training programme that incorporates cooking, and kitchen skills for whānau clients of the Mission.
  • Monitor food safety practices and ensure employee work in line with standards and regulations.


  • Previous experience as a supervisor in a commercial kitchen.
  • Confident with basic food preparation.
  • Sound knowledge of food safety regulations and practices.
  • Commitment to embodying the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi in organisational practice.
  • Willingness to advocate for (social Justice), improved social conditions and a fair sharing of the community’s resources.


  • 5 x ‘Mission leave’ days, additional to annual and sick leave.
  • Access to EAP & external supervision 
  • Access to monthly romiromi (holistic energy and bodywork), kapahaka, and weekly waiata.
  • Ongoing training and development.
  • 15% discount at Auckland City Mission Op Shops.
  • Access to low cost, farm fresh produce on a weekly basis.
  • Close to public transport.
  • Discounted parking at SkyCity.
  • Career progression opportunities.

About the organisation:

Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai supports Aucklanders in greatest need. Our services have evolved as the city’s social needs have done and we respond to these needs with care and compassion while advocating for a reality where there are: enough suitable homes, enough money for nutritious food and easily accessible health care for all. Since our doors opened more than 100 years ago, this has been our ‘why’. Today we operate across 10 sites in Tāmaki Makaurau. We offer support for however long and in whatever way needed – for some people that’s simply accessing one of our many services, for others that’s a complex journey with our full support. 

Over the past 12 months the Mission has provided 200 people with permanent homes, conducted over 20,000 consultations at the Calder Health Centre in HomeGround, cared for 474 people in our residential social detox facility in HomeGround, distributed over 50,000 food parcels to families and individuals, and served over 75,000 warm meals in our community dining room, Haeata. Last year we were proud to win the Nga Āhuatanga o Te Tiriti Tohu (Award), and the Supreme Award at the 2023 Diversity Awards. These awards recognise our mahi to create a workplace which empowers Māori, and where Māori solutions can be developed and offered to the people who we support. 

If you are interested in this role please apply with your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and Auckland City Mission.

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