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Sous Chef

Otago - Queenstown

Purpose of position

Your moment to be exceptional has arrived at The Rees Hotel, Queenstown! The Sous Chef is responsible for planning and organising the preparation, cooking and creation of high quality dishes as a member of the kitchen team. The job holder should also be able to work independently and be self sufficient with an emphasis on impeccable hygiene practices.

Skills, experience and attributes

  • Have at least 3 years' relevant prior experience in high quality properties, or a similar role 
  • In-depth understanding of Food Safety and impeccable hygiene practices 
  • Essential that you hold a relevant industry qualification(s)
  • Professional Chef or Cook qualification highly desirable 
  • Accuracy and an “eye for detail” 
  • Passionate about “Customer Service/Care” 
  • Be able to work autonomously with excellent time management skills 
  • Confident in providing input to our Executive Chef, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies 
  • May select and train staff 
  • Highly effective communication skills 
  • Available to work a variety of shifts including mornings, weekends and public holidays 
  • Enjoys working as part of a highly focused team 
  • A long term commitment to Queenstown

Benefits and Rewards

  • Competitive remuneration 
  • Staff Accommodation available for a maximum of 6 months (subject to availability)
  • Excellent Rewards & Recognition Programme
  • Opportunity to work in an award winning 5-Star restaurant, with an exceptional team

Applications from New Zealand and/or Australian residents highly encouraged