Head Chef - Hamilton | Waikato_NewZealand

We are on the hunt for a Head Chef. A driver within the kitchen with a great attitude.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Head Chef to join our client's team in Hamilton. As a Head Chef, you will be responsible for the successful execution of events and conferences ranging from 20 to 1000 people, with a focus on delivering exceptional service, cost control, rostering, and kitchen operations.

  • Collaborate with the events team to create menus and execute events of various sizes and styles
  • Develop and maintain an inventory system to monitor food and beverage costs
  • Ensure all kitchen operations comply with food safety and health regulations
  • Create and manage staff rosters and schedules, including monitoring attendance and ensuring adequate staffing levels
  • Oversee food preparation, cooking, and presentation to ensure high-quality and consistent dishes
  • Manage food and labour costs to meet budget goals while maintaining high-quality standards
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with suppliers and vendors
  • Train and supervise kitchen staff to ensure consistency and high performance
  • Foster a positive kitchen culture that emphasizes teamwork, accountability, and excellence
  • At least 5 years of experience as a head chef or in a similar role in a busy kitchen environment
  • Proven experience in menu planning and cost control
  • Strong leadership and management skills, including rostering and scheduling
  • Experience in large-scale event planning and execution
  • Knowledge of food safety and health regulations
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A positive and proactive attitude
What is in it for you:
  • Upto $100k salary for the right candidate
  • Career growth
  • Work with a great team and industry leader
If you are a talented and experienced Head Chef who is passionate about delivering high-quality food and exceptional events, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity or contact Issac to learn more. 

Please note: We will not progress any applications from candidates that do not have legal working rights within New Zealand. 


Share with a friend

Head Chef - Hamilton | Waikato_NewZealand

  • Category: Head/Executive Chef
  • Location: Waikato_NewZealand
  • Work Type: Full-Time

Application Completed

Thank you for applying.  You can view more jobs here.



Select your job preferences and we’ll send you the latest Hospitality jobs to match. Easy!

Other Jobs you might like to look at

Duty Manager

Auckland_NewZealand/ Duty Manager / Supervisor

Rich in history with over 160 years of operation, our client is one of New Zealands oldest taverns, seeking an experienced Duty Manager.

Take a look

Assistant Manager from $75k package (incl. Super & Bonus)

Sydney_Australia/ QSR

Do you want to be apart of a community involved company? If you are a service driven manager, supervisor or Team Leader this will be the perfect job!

Take a look