Duty Chef - Senior CDP - Smith and McKenzie

Listed 7 days Ago
Smith & McKenzie
Hospitality & Leisure

About Us

Smith & McKenzie judged Best Restaurant & Supreme Overall Winner by Hospitality New Zealand is a multi faceted, fast paced premium steakhouse in Chartwell, Hamilton and is part of the Good George Hospitality Group.  We are market leaders in our industry with a passion for excellence.

* Judged Best Restaurant in New Zealand

* Sound Business Philosophies

* Great Team Culture

We specialise in producing the highest quality food with an emphasis on meat & steak dishes.  We focus on using the freshest, best quality produce available and we are looking for a motivated person who will exceed expectations.

The Role

Smith and McKenzie are on the hunt for an outstanding chef.  Either a duty chef or a Senior Chef de partie who is passionate about food and people and keen to take this position to the next level.  We’re looking for a superstar to join our small team.  Whilst this role is advertised as a “Duty Chef / Senior Chef de partie” the successful applicant will need to be a bit of a jack of all trades (yes, I’m aware of how cliché this is). Your experience will not guarantee success in this role so I’m looking for a person, not a CV.

The successful applicant will be capable of maintaining our standards to the highest quality that our customers expect from Smith & McKenzie.  Previous experience is essential along with excellent communication and the ability to lead by example with a great attitude.

I’m looking for someone who’s passionate about helping people have the best experience possible.  One of your primary characteristics is your willingness to learn and develop; and someone who’s happy to get stuck in and do the hard yards that are needed to ensure everyone leaves Smith and McKenize happy.  

The Boring Bits

Unfortunately, I do have some pre-requisites for this role. These are:

- Not afraid of some hard work (getting stuck in is part of all of our roles)

- At least 2 year’s experience in a fast paced kitchen 

- This role will involve working nights and weekends consistently. Please don't apply unless you're comfortable doing nights/weekends going forward.

- Previous kitchen experience at CDP level.

- A passion for good food.

- Great communication skills.

- Enjoy learning, progressing and working as part of a team.

- A professional attitude and great personal presentation.

- NZ Level 4 or 5 Diploma in Cookery qualification.

- A current & valid visa to work in NZ / or be a NZ resident or citizen.

The Perks

Some extra perks of the role:

- Supportive leadership that wants to help

- Flexibility within the roster to have a life

- Discounted food & drink from the Good George Hospitality Group venues


Thanks for reading to the end, and I look forward to hearing from those interested!

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