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Location Dunedin, Otago
Listed Tue 12 Jun, 4:56 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
A rare opportunity has arisen for the head chef position at one of Dunedin's long-standing iconic venues. Nova Cafe and restaurant is looking for someone with the passion and experience to showcase their talent using seasonal menus. The successful applicant will be running a busy kitchen in the heart of Dunedin's Octagon

The role:
We are looking to secure an innovative talent to help build on our already successful team. We're moving forward with a strong focus on quality and innovation.

The successful applicant will:
·Help develop a new menu that will set the standard for Nova’s future.
·Build and maintain relationships with suppliers
·Cost menus and have the ability to work within a budget
·Successful run a small team of dedicated staff

The Ideal Candidate will possess:
· A positive attitude
· Be able to train and motivate all staff
· Passion and Commitment for food quality, consistency, service and cleanliness
· Ability to control food costs & contribute to the menu design, by keeping up to date with market food trends
· Strong work ethic with a proven record of reliability and staying power
· Good communications skills and work well within a team

You must be/have:
· A team player
· Fast and Organized
· Open to the flexible working hours of our industry
· Able to maintain high standards of Food quality, systems, cleaning and hygiene
· Must have a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role in a busy commercial kitchen
· A high level of English
· Current New Zealand Working Visa

The Package:
In return we can offer you an above average hourly wage, based on your experience, job security and supportive operating team.

To register your interest in this position, please email, attaching a short cover letter and CV.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.