Sous Chef - Luxury Lodge
Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, Kaikoura, is looking for senior chefs to join the team over the spring and summer season.
Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses is a 5 star luxury lodge just a few kms north of the marine town of Kaikoura. Our tree houses are nestled 30 feet in the air, set amongst a native Kanuka grove at the base of the majestic Kaikoura Mountains. We share the land with a deer stud, vineyard and olive grove as well as the world-class surf break of Mangamaunu Bay.
Our vision is to provide a world-class experience both in accommodation and food, aiming for the highest standards in all aspects of our guests’ stay. At the heart of the Hapuku Lodge experience is a passion for good food and wine. Produce is sourced from the Lodge’s own herb and vegetable gardens, eggs from our free-range chickens and oil from our olive grove. We also source quality produce from local farmers as well as crayfish (lobster) and seafood from the Kaikoura coast and forage for wild herbs and fruit. The lodge shares the land with a deer stud and vineyard which produces wine for the restaurant. The world-class surf break of Mangamaunu Bay is only a kilometre away.
We are looking for applicants that:
• are passionate about great food and delivering exceptional quality
• are personable, genuine and interested in our guests (we run an open kitchen with guests often sitting at the pass)
• are able to organise and run a kitchen effectively and calmly, leading a small team of chefs and kitchen assistants (in the absence of the Exec Chef or Head Chef)
• have a solid work history in quality establishments
• are able to cope with working long hours, particularly during our busiest periods (in particular Christmas/New Year)
• are flexible and able to quickly pick up new techniques or execute new recipes (our menu changes every day)
• are team players and work with the rest of the crew until the job is complete.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.
Other seasonal positions are also available (Kitchen Assistants, Housekeeping and Front of House). Please refer to our other advertisements or contact us for more information.