Kiran’s culinary career gets more creative in Aged Care

29 July 2021

A career as a chef doesn’t necessarily mean you’re confined to working in the restaurant industry, as Chef Kiran discovered.

Kiran’s passion for the culinary arts started when he was just a child – growing up in Nepal where the delicious smells and tastes from his mother’s kitchen beckoned.

Today, Kiran is a talented and highly qualified chef at Southern Cross Care Queensland’s Illoura Village in Chinchilla, where he draws on a wealth of experience from previous roles as head chef in popular restaurants.

“My desire to become a chef in Aged Care is fuelled by the fact that every day we get to create a different meal for the residents and it allows for our creativity to be endless – which you cannot gain working in a restaurant with set menus that very rarely change month to month let alone day to day like here,” Kiran revealed.

“The smiles we get to see when we provide our residents with a delicious meal that is also plated to excite their senses brings smiles to our team as well,” he said.

Kiran is just one of 1,000 people who make up the team at Southern Cross Care Queensland.

Our people work as nurses, allied health professionals, personal care assistants, drivers and volunteers, or in cleaning and laundry, catering, maintenance, leisure and lifestyle, administration, management and more – all serving our most vulnerable with courage and compassion. Our people love working in aged care for a variety of reasons.

With our ageing population on the rise, opportunities in aged care are on the rise too – with a healthy number of job vacancies available.

Visit our job vacancies page today to find out more about your next career opportunity.