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Trainee Cooks (Namkeen & Sweets Maker)

                Namkeen/ Sweet Making is a career chosen by few. There are no known institutional courses. This is a profession chosen either out of individual interest or an individual grown up in a family business of namkeen sweet making. It’s an industry with a very wide base of regional tastes & recipes. It is a very popular product. India exports Namkeen / Sweets to the rest of the world including New Zealand. Locally produced Namkeen & sweets have a good market due to local food hygiene standards & Freshness. A career in sweets / Namkeen making is in demand. It is considered to be an acquired special skill.

About your roll :

  • Have an interest in Namkeen & Sweet making
  • Be Physically fit. Heavy lifting involved
  • Self-motivated
  • Be prepared to relocate to Tokoroa South Waikato
  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

We offering :

Full time training and employment for a 3 years contract.

Freshtaste Sweets & Snacks Ltd Manufactures & Distributes “Namkeen” (Indian Snacks) to retailers throughout New Zealand from its factory at Tokoroa, South Waikato. Its sweet making, retail & wholesale is based at 13 St George Street Papatoetoe, Auckland.

We require (3) experienced Namkeen / Sweet Maker to be based at Tokoroa, South Waikato.


You must be : 

  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work in team environment
  • Meet daily production requirement
  • Work shifts (Mon/Fri)
  • Follow receipts to cook and blend cooked
  • Products into final product
  • Have a sense of taste.
  • Train local cook/trainees.


You must have ability for creating recipes and blending final products compaction to Imported Snacks from India. (Aust or products to be discussed at time of interview.

We offer you :

  • Friendly work environment
  • Recognition for your contribution
  • A salary package above market date based on your skills/ experience and additional contribution.

Application must be New Zealand Citizen, Residents or legal work visa holders.

Please apply with details to Freshtaste sweets & Snacks Ltd at