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Meals on Wheels: Kitchen Coordinator

Meals on Wheels (SA)
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The Kitchen Coordinator works closely with the Branch Support Officer, who offer support and training in all areas of the kitchen.

Tasks may include:

  • Printing recipes for the week ahead
  • Ordering food items required to produce meals
  • Ordering frozen meals and special diets from the central kitchen
  • Working closely with the Cook of the Day volunteers to ensure they have all the ingredients they need each day.
  • Assisting with kitchen volunteer rosters
  • Advising the Branch Support Officer when equipment needs to be repaired or replaced
  • Supporting and encouraging volunteers in the kitchen.

Skills Required:

  • Understanding of cooking methods and ability to follow recipes.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Willingness to learn how to use Commercial Cooking Equipment.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to listen.
  • Ability to train and direct volunteers who have a variety of learning levels.
  • Computer knowledge essential.


  • ‘Cook of the Day’ experience in a branch kitchen or any large kitchen is an advantage.
  • School canteen, hospitality industry, quality and quantity control and/or supervisory experience is desirable but not essential.

All volunteers are required to complete and provide:

  • Volunteer Application Form
  • ACIC Police Check Informed Consent Form (free of charge) (or, if a volunteer already holds a current Police Check of any kind performed within the last 2 years, please provide a copy).

About Us

At Meals on Wheels we assist many people in the community to live independently in their own homes by providing a high quality meal delivery service. Our customers include those who cannot cook or shop for themselves with ease, such as older people, people with a disability, carers or those recovering from an illness or injury. Meals are delivered hot from Monday to Friday, or frozen meals are available, allowing customers more dining flexibility, especially for weekends or public holidays.

Great food. Great people.