Canteen Manager. Immediate Start | Trinity Lutheran College


Trinity Lutheran College is a Kindergarten to Year 12 Christian co-educational college located in Ashmore on the beautiful Gold Coast, we offer a world class education for all students. Our aim is to offer excellent, nutritional food to both our students and staff, so lunchbreaks are the highlight of their day.


If you’re passionate about food and offering amazing services, want to join a newly formed team, and want to make a difference and be proud of what you do, then this is the job for you.


Working alongside the newly appointed Chief Operations Officer – who is motivated and passionate about food service – you’ll be a key part of the team as we move into a new phase of service delivery for our students.


This is a great opportunity to join at the start of an exciting journey so we’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Genuinely care about children and enjoy providing a wide-selection of food choices, cooked to a high standard using fresh ingredients.
  • Have experience offering menu options and making suggestions for meals for our students and staff throughout the year.
  • Are confident preparing and cooking food for students and staff.
  • Maintain the highest standards of food hygiene ensuring that we’re proud of the cleanliness and professionalism of our kitchens.
  • Can oversee and manage the staff who will help you deliver an awesome canteen experience, such as our Canteen Assistants and purchasing staff who will help support your work.
  • Are highly organised and can efficiently prepare and serve a high-volume of food for students who order in advance, as well as those who decide to walk into the canteen and take a look around before ordering.


The role has full time hours (38 per week), with the flexibility to be “term time” to enjoy school holidays off work, or a full-time role with 4 weeks annual leave. 


This is an opportunity to join a new team who put students first – you’ll have the option to hire some of your own team and offer suggestions as we re-design the canteen area to make it a central hub for the College.


In addition to the awesome work environment and ability to design future services, you’ll:

  • Be entitled to reduced school fees if your children attend our great school
  • Enjoy free onsite parking.
  • Be working alongside other passionate people who take pride in their work
  • Have genuine training and development options, with opportunity for further career progression


So, we’ve covered off the role and what you’ll need to do.  But we’re also interested in who you are as a person, so let’s be clear – we’re looking for positive, motivated and caring people, who can deliver what they say.  


As the Canteen Manager, you’ll lead by example and demonstrate a focused, no-nonsense approach, while interacting with everyone using kindness and humour.


If you’re interested in this great opportunity, apply now.  We’re keen to hear from people across a range of skills and levels because there are likely to be more opportunities in future as we invest in our student services team.  There’s an immediate start for the right candidate and we’ll being interviewing as we receive applications.


How to apply

To stand out from the crowd, please send us your CV and a one-page covering letter that shows us why you’re the person to help make our canteen the hub of the school, to For further information about our college please visit our website


Any further queries about this role can be directed to Emma Cooper, People and Culture Manager by calling (07) 5556 8248 or emailing


The small print

Firstly, all applicants will need to have or obtain a blue card for working with children and we’ll conduct reference checks before offering you the role.

Secondly, we are a Lutheran school, and you are expected to be respectful and supportive of the Christian ethos of the college.  A Pastor or Christian character reference will be highly regarded. We welcome all faiths and traditions as an equal opportunity employer. We expect the highest standards of integrity and ethics from all our staff irrespective of their faith backgrounds and commitments.


Thirdly, the “motivated and passionate COO” wrote the advert, so he’s clearly biased with that opinion.


Interviews of suitable candidates will commence as soon as they are identified.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Trinity Lutheran College is an equal opportunity employer.