Head Chef

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Head Chef roles open at ABC Vineyard & Restaurant in Waiheke Island. Must have expertise in Italian cooking, leadership skills, and menu creation. Competitive pay offered to suitable applicants.

Job title
Head Chef
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Waiheke Island, Auckland
Hospitality & Tourism
Full time


$75,000 - $90,000 for max 45h / week based on your experience

Head Chef

ABC Vineyard & Restaurant

Waiheke Island, Auckland

Accredited Employer

Chefs/Cooks (Hospitality & Tourism)

2 x Head Chef positions

Full time – Permanent position

$75,000 - $90,000 for max 45h / week based on your experience

or $32.05 - $38.46 / hour as initial pay for minimum 30h / week and maximum 45h / week based on your experience

ABC operates on a 5-day weekly roster basis, open for lunch daily and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights only, weekend work required. So, a great opportunity also to regain free evenings, as well as enjoying the fantastic lifestyle Waiheke Island has to offer.

ABC, is an award-winning Restaurant on the beautiful Waiheke island, specializing in traditional and modern Italian cuisine. We are now looking for expressions of interest for one permanent position as Head Chef to work closely to ABC, the executive chef that planning to retire soon from any active work in the kitchen.

A true chef’s dream, ABC uses only the freshest seasonal produce and takes from its kitchen garden daily, formulating menus that are truly seasonal. The owner, acclaimed chef ABC, has created a slice of Italy which needs to be seen and tasted to be believed.

The successful candidate will have a passion and flair for Italian food, as well as the skills to manage staff in a busy kitchen, providing junior staff with training and guidance, create fantastic looking and tasting dishes, and design menus regularly to coincide with the freshest produce available to us from our extensive kitchen garden and trusted suppliers.

The candidate will need to have a minimum 3 years’ experience and strong leadership skills. No formal qualification is required just the right positive attitude, enthusiasm, and experience.

You will also need to understand and manage our existing food safety plan and prepare monthly stock takes, to evaluate the cost of the food.

You will be in charge to design and facilitate the menus for large scale events in coordination with the Restaurant Manager and with ABC.

This is a real opportunity to make your mark in an exciting and vibrant environment, offering dishes to a very knowing and discerning clientele, whilst at the same time being given the freedom to explore new culinary trends and create your own. Perfect for an ambitious and talented chef to take control of their career and propel yourself and ABC to the next level.

Applications are being taken now and short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview and overview of the property at ABC. This position needs to be filled before the summer season.

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