This role is based in the beautiful Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park in New Zealand.
At The Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the excellent service throughout their stay. Our team chooses to work with us because of the unique lifestyle in a remote location, amazing views on your doorstep, and being part of an excellent team, a community, and a family.
At Aoraki / Mount Cook Alpine Village Ltd, we offer more than just a place to stay – we offer a lifestyle and an experience. We welcome both local and international guests and applicants to experience the adventure and enjoyment of this unique environment in an iconic New Zealand location.
Experienced Chef de Partie
We are looking for driven, disciplined, and experienced Chefs to join our dynamic team at the Hermitage Hotel. You should have at least 2-3 years’ experience in a hotel or restaurant environment that has high volume production and caters to a variety of needs. A NZQA recognised qualification is highly regarded. You are required to be passionate and creative and have input in developing ideas and new dishes. It is important to be adaptable, dependable and have an ability to lead. To be successful in this role, you need to be willing to multi-task and be flexible in your approach to work and working with others. You will be required to be well-organised and display effective time management skills.
At The Hermitage Hotel we offer our guests a variety of dining options that include the premier Alpine Restaurant, Sir Edmund Hillary Café and Bar, and the Chamois Bar and Grill. You may work in any or all our outlets, which makes this an exciting opportunity to work in a diverse and evolving environment.
We are committed to providing opportunities for training and upskilling with support from our highly experienced senior chef team to team members who prove themselves passionate and committed to their personal development and growth.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
Maintaining high guest satisfaction through preparing and serving quality dishes
Planning daily operational requirements, including equipment needs, food stock, and time management for delivery of food and service
Working with junior and senior team members to monitor the quality of dishes at all stages of preparation, presentation, and service
Supporting cost control and budget management through accurately estimating food costs and controlling usage, wastage, and specials
Assisting in the management of wage labour costs through good time management and training, and supporting other staff
Working as a member of the kitchen team to maintain a pleasant and safe working environment and ensure efficiency in preparation of food to exceed customers’ expectations
Taking pride in your work, product, team, and appearance
Maintaining standards and displaying knowledge of all relevant Health and Safety standards and food preparation regulations
What do we need from you?
Possess the Four C’s – committed, courageous, capable, and confident
In love with the outdoors and adaptable to remote living
A can-do attitude and a willingness to learn
Friendly, outgoing, and professional, with excellent communication skills
Flexible and adaptable, and able to change with the ever-evolving market
A strong desire to strive for excellence
Some of the perks of joining our team at a historic hotel in an incredible part of New Zealand:
Stunning surroundings and unparalleled views – a short and remarkable commute to work
Unique opportunity to live and work in a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Affordable staff accommodation, fully set up and nestled in the local community
Great opportunity to save money supported by staff and local discounts
Free access to all activities offered by the Hermitage Hotel
Incentive and staff recognition programs
Frequent staff events and opportunities to connect with your team and community
Opportunities to grow, develop and upskill through management courses and personal development programs
Does this sound like the place for you?
Our teams live and work together so it's important that you have a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the hospitality industry. While previous experience in a hotel or high-volume production restaurant environment is necessary, we provide training to ensure that you are up to speed with our products, our services, our standards, and our expectations. With an eye for detail, you should be flexible with a can-do approach and looking to learn throughout your time with us.
While we attempt to recruit any suitable New Zealanders who are available to do the work, we recognise this isn’t always possible, therefore, if you are currently in New Zealand or looking to relocate and require visa support we may be able to assist you, please submit your CV or email for more information.
Not a backpacker? That's ok. We accept applications from Australian citizens, permanent residents, international students as well as working holiday visa holders. If you are qualified for this position, please register and apply via the form below.
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