Chef De Partie

Listed 12 days Ago
Hospitality & Leisure

Set in lush native bush teeming with wildlife, Rātā Cafe is the on-site cafe at Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, a wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Wellington. Our delicious food and drink do more than nourish our visitors - every dish you make gives back to our conservation mission. 

We are looking for a Chef De Partie with at least one year’s experience in a similar role to join our busy day-time cafe and assist the Head Chef and Sous Chef prepare food inspired by nature. Ideally, you will have baking and catering experience and an interest in growing your knowledge of vegetarian and vegan food. 

Working for a world-class ecosanctuary has its perks. We offer: 

· Permanent full-time work (At least 30 hours per week)

· Free Zealandia membership (heaps of benefits for friends and family) 

· Creative input into the menu - let your creativity flow and help create new menu items 

· Free nearby parking 

· Sociable hours – cafe open 9am-4.30pm 

· Tight-knit community and fun-loving cafe team 

· Meaning and purpose – your work contributes to Zealandia’s conservation mission to protect threatened wildlife species 

You will be tasked with: 

· Ensuring food products are prepared to Rātā Cafe standards as set by the Sous Chef and Head Chef. 

· Maintaining food safety in the kitchen – i.e. daily temperature checks and cleaning schedule. 

· Testing cooked food and assessing quality and presentation. 

· Maintaining kitchen stock levels and being cost-conscious by minimising waste. 

· Sole charge of kitchen and kitchen hands at times. 

· Preparing cabinet food.

· Assisting with food preparation for event catering. 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa