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Head Chef Retail

Te Papa
Job Category:
Hospitality & Tourism
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
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Head Chef Retail

 Are you?

  • Highly motivated
  • Creative and skilled with a passion for cuisine
  • An excellent leader and communicator

Te Papa is on the search for a Head Chef Retail to form part of our Food and Beverage Retail business.  This is an excellent opportunity for a mid to senior-level Chef to take the next step in their career, and work in collaboration with our Head Chef Venues to manage and lead a busy kitchen brigade across multiple outlets, including our 2 museum cafes and Circa Theatre. 

You will be responsible for menu development, delivery of high quality food products, adherence to food standards, team leadership, staff supervision and development, monitoring and maintaining hygiene and quality controls, minimising food wastage and managing food cost, labour costs and other operating expenses for our multiple Food and Beverage retail outlets. 

We are seeking someone who has:

  • The ability to multi-task and delegate effectively
  • Strong communication skills enabling you to work effectively with management, your kitchen team and front of house teams
  • A passion for training and up-skilling the kitchen team
  • A good understanding of modern cafe and dining trends
  • The confidence to handle high volume daily sales ensuring a great customer experience

As Te Papa is open 364 days per year, you will need to have the flexibility to work across a 7 day roster, as and when required including late nights, weekends and public holidays.

All applicants must be legally able to work in New Zealand.

Applications close 30 April 2019

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