Chef de Partie

Listed 10 days Ago
Kauri Cliffs
Hospitality & Leisure

We offer an excellent work environment where promoting a positive work life balance is key to our success. Whether it’s the team covering your shifts when you have a special occasion to attend, or 2 days off in a row every week or making the most of our long-standing relationships with the best food producers and suppliers in the region to go foraging for the best produce, we really value our people.   

About us...

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is located in the Bay of Islands, at the top of the North Island of New Zealand. Set on 6,000 acres of Pacific Coast-land, this luxury lodge is one of the most celebrated boutique resort hotels in the world. Kauri Cliffs is a member of Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world.

We are looking for a highly talented Chef de Partie to join our team.  The pay rate on offer is $25.50 per hour - $28.00 per hour dependent on experience. 

You will receive full, first class training relevant to your level of experience, including – shadowing and working alongside experienced staff and as we change the menus daily you will learn how to prepare these items in multiple ways. Our cuisine is modern New Zealand and you will learn many of the preparations and techniques associated with this.


What you will do...

Working as part of our kitchen team, duties will include the preparation and cooking of daily changing breakfast, lunch and dinner menus for our discerning guests. Responsibilities include - 

· Preparing menus in collaboration with colleagues

· Ensuring adequacy of supplies at cooking stations

· Preparing ingredients that should be frequently available (vegetables, spices etc)

· Following the guidance of the executive or sous chefs and have input in new ways of presentation of dishes

· Putting effort in optimising the cooking process with attention to speed and quality

· Enforcing strict health and hygiene standards 


What you will bring...

The successful candidate will be flexible, have a can do attitude, work well in a high pressure environment and want to push their career further. In addition, you will have - 

· Proven experience in a Chef de Partie role, ideally with previous experience at a similar standard establishment.

· Excellent use of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and processes

· The ability to think on your feet  as we have many guest requests and menu changes each day

· Good time management and the ability to multitask

We offer on-site staff accommodation, competitive wages, delicious staff lunches and access to our Staff Perks Programme with a wide range of discounts and deals with our suppliers and partners.  You must have a valid working visa to apply.  

If you wish to apply for this role and have the attributes above, we'd love to hear from you.