Casual Food Services Retail Assistants

Food Services Retail Assistant Buderim Mountain State School P&C Association Buderim, Sunshine Coast QLD Kitchen & Sandwich Hands (Hospitality & Tourism) Casual/Vacation $30.21 per hour

Kitchen Hands required

Food Services Retail Assistant

Tuckshop Assistant, Buderim Mountain State School

Casual position, school hours

Buderim Mountain State School P&C Association is seeking motivated and passionate individuals with strong customer service skills to join our pool of Casual Tuckshop Assistants at Banksia Café.


Tuckshop Assistants work alongside the Convenor and other Assistants to ensure efficient day-to-day operations. The successful applicant will be ready and willing to work in a fast-paced team environment following and maintaining strict food safety guidelines. Tuckshop Assistants work as a team, planning, cooking and delivering nutritious and seasonal menus for the school community. This is a casual position within a not-for-profit organisation.

Duties include:

Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Banksia Café;
Assist with the preparation of hot and cold food, ensuring it is presented in a timely, professional and efficient manner and in accordance with established routines and procedures (including cooking & presentation of food);
Operate with cash, EFTPOS and Flexischools in accordance with established routines and procedures, ensuring professionalism and courtesy to staff and students;
Comply with standards relating to food hygiene, personal hygiene, cleaning of premises and general preparation of food within routines and procedures developed by the Tuckshop Convenor;
Comply with any Workplace Health and Safety Standards & Legislation;
Clean and maintain equipment within routines and procedures, including fridges and freezers;
Report any maintenance issues to Tuckshop Convenor;
Support special event days and other catered school functions as required;
Check and record deliveries;
Check temperatures of food;
Stock fridges and food displays;
Count, rotate and store stock; and
Other related duties as required from time to time.

Requirements and attributes:

Experience in a fast-paced commercial kitchen environment;
Sound knowledge of food preparation and cooking styles;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Excellent organisational and time management abilities;
Ability to work effectively in a team environment with both employees and volunteers;
Always maintain an elevated level of personal and professional presentation;
Ability to work with minimum supervision;
Current and valid Working with Children Blue Card (Paid Employee) or be eligible to apply for one; and
Food Safety Handling Certificate or be willing to engage in completing course.

Benefits and perks:

Work hours during school terms only
School holiday off
Supportive and friendly environment
On-the-job training provided as well as food safety course.

About Us

The Buderim Mountain State School P&C Association supports and fosters growth within the Buderim Mountain State School community. We are a not-for-profit organisation.

In the Banksia Café, we pride ourselves on providing nutritious and wholesome food to our school community. We have new facilities opening in early 2024 with an amazing new café and commercial kitchen.

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description and a current resume including contact details (phone and email) and at least two professional referees to

We look forward to having you on the team!

Job Category: Food Services Retail Assistant
Job Type: Casual
Job Location: Buderim

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