BSH Cook Position

Who is the Baptist Student Hostel?

The Baptist Student Hostel is a warm and welcoming community dedicated to providing a home away from home for tertiary students. Rooted in Christian values and character, our hostel strives to create an environment that fosters personal growth, community engagement, and spiritual development.

Job Details

  • Permanent Part-time, 3-5 days a week, 3 hours daily.
  • $32.00 per hour.
  • Reports to Hostel Managers.
  • Location: 163 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 4410.


  • Prepare and cook nutritious and delicious evening meals for hostel residents, 3-5 days a week.
  • Plan healthy weekly evening meal menus that cater to diverse dietary needs.
  • Ensure food safety and hygiene standards are strictly adhered to.
  • Adapt to changing schedules and dietary requirements as needed.
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute to the overall well-being of the hostel community.
  • Provide excellent customer service to residents, treating them with kindness and respect.
  • Foster a sense of community through shared meals and communal dining experiences.

Adherence to Christian Values

  • Embrace and exemplify Christian values and character in daily interactions.
  • Promote a positive and respectful environment in the kitchen and the hostel community.
  • Be a role model for residents, encouraging spiritual growth and ethical behaviour.


  • Previous experience as a cook in a similar setting is preferred.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.

Working Hours

  • 3-5 days a week; Monday, Tuesday, Friday; or Monday-Friday
  • 3 hours per day (3pm-6pm).
  • Working hours are flexible and can be negotiated based on the candidate’s availability.

For further information, contact the Hostel Managers.