Back Creek Farm Cook – Full-time, Fixed-term

Located in Scotsburn (20 minutes from Ballarat), Back Creek Farm is a unique Christian College Geelong learning environment. The residential Back Creek Farm experience is for Year 9 students, allowing them to live and learn as they experience daily life on a 900-acre dairy farm. This is coupled with the opportunity to explore a ‘paddock to plate’ experience whilst serving and working in the nearby Back Creek Cafe at Meredith.

The Role

Back Creek Farm is looking for a full-time Cook, fixed-term until December 2022. The Cook guides and teaches students to work and relate together in the Homestead kitchen. It is essential that the Cook be practical, organised, efficient and methodical. The Cook will direct and assist students in the preparation and presentation of healthy and nutritious meals for their peers and staff, with a ‘Paddock to Plate’ focus.


  • Supervise, care, and teach students in their “Chef work” group, facilitating teamwork, and encouraging initiative
  • Develop and maintain strong class teaching pedagogy, specific to healthy meal preparation, with the students in your care
  • Oversee the organisation of meals for groups visiting ‘Back Creek Farm’

What you bring

You bring a passion for food quality and teaching. You have a warm and efficient personality who loves to work as part of a great team. You will also bring the following skills:

  • Leading cost and inventory control measures to minimise food wastage and spoilage
  • Ensuring excellence of menu delivery to ensure the highest standards of quality
  • Preparing menus and considering students’ in choice and selection where appropriate
  • Monitoring and complying with Workplace Health and Safety and Environmental practices

Please see below to view or download a Position Description

To Apply:

For more information or to apply please contact Kim Ali on k.ali@ccg.vic.edu.au Applications close Monday 4th July 2022.

  • Please note: current COVID-19 vaccination and WWCC and Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or equivalent  is required

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carries out all Working With Children, Police Records and Reference checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

Back Creek Farm Cook Position Description:
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