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Head Chef Parliament Service

Te Papa
Job Category:
Hospitality & Tourism
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Head Chef Parliament Service - ICON Venues


Are you?

  • Highly motivated
  • Creative and skilled with a passion for cuisine
  • An excellent leader and communicator
  • Experienced in both cafe and banquets catering


Te Papa is on the search for a new Head Chef Parliament Service to take on leadership of the kitchen team over-seeing catering operations at Parliament.  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 GM - Catering Operations to manage and lead a busy kitchen brigade across multiple outlets, including Copperfields Cafe and Bellamys. 


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 wasteage 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, banquets and dining trends
  • The confidence to handle high volume banquets as well as running a busy daily cafe operation


Primarily this role will be a Monday to Friday roster, however you will need to have the flexibility to work work across a 7 day roster, as and when required including late nights, weekends and public holidays.


Applications close 30th January 2018.

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