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COOK - The Old Mountaineers Cafe Bar and Restaurant

This permanent position is situated in a stunning National Park in New Zealand. It is a remarkable place in which to live, with alpine vistas everywhere, and wonderful walks right outside your door.
Accommodation is available for our staff in the village, as part of the job at reasonable rates.
Although the Aoraki Mt Cook village is small, the township of Twizel is less than 45 minutes away.
This is a position for a person with the right drive and enthusiasm who enjoys outdoor activities, who is interested in getting away from busy city living, and will enjoy living in clear air with beautiful views. Our restaurant is particularly special in that it offers much in the way of organic food and great tasting, simple, high quality food. The souvenirs and books for sale are almost all made in New Zealand and the decor and ethos of our place of business conveys the spirit of the mountains, the classic mountaineering history of the area, and contains a now iconic sense of place here.
It is helpful if the applicant also likes and supports these points of difference, as being in a place that has a strong business ethic in these areas all adds to job enjoyment. It is a very busy restaurant in the summer months, steady in the shoulder seasons and in the winter.
The successful applicant will need to be very honest, tidy, and well mannered. Duties include reporting directly to the owners, working closely with head Chef and the owners and assisting to be responsible and accountable for all aspects of the daily operation of the kitchen and restaurant including quality food, hygene and customer satisfaction plus being a role modelling.

A sound employment history with proven experience in a busy A la Carte environment is essential. Please supply CV with most recent references and contact details of employers. Must be eligible to live and work in NZ (NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa). At least 2-5  years experience working in a busy kitchen. A police clearance is required.


The Old Mountaineers Cafe Bar and Restaurant

Job type:

Full Time