Careers at ZEALANDIA

Come and work for ZEALANDIA – we are an award-winning facility dedicated to telling New Zealand’s unique conservation story.

We have a small team of staff working in the areas of conservation, operations, education, customer service, office administration, marketing, and volunteer management.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to New Zealand’s natural environment and work at one of the country’s most exciting eco-tourism attractions, joining the ZEALANDIA team as a staff member or volunteer could be the right move for you.

ZEALANDIA is a Living Wage Employer.

Assistant Chef

(permanent part-time and casual positions available)

Rātā Café is an award winning café offering cuisine with a conscience and native twist. Our ethos is working with what nature provides to make delicious food and drink that is not only sustainable, but gives back to the earth.

This role is to assist the Head Chef and Sous Chef in the effective running of the food operation by preparing all food items to the highest standard and meeting Food Control Plan and budget guidelines. We are looking for a general all-rounder who can positively contribute to the kitchen.

Rātā Café’s normal operating hours are 7 days a week from 8:00am to 5.30pm. Work outside of these may be required to support functions activities.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring food products are prepared to Rātā Cafe standards as set by the Sous Chef and Head Chef.
  • Maintain 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 wastage.
  • Sole charge of kitchen and kitchen hands at times.
  • Cabinet food preparation.
  • Assisting with food preparation for event catering.

Ideally you will have:

  • At least a year’s experience in a similar role.
  • Baking experience.
  • Catering experience.
  • Vegetarian and vegan food knowledge (preferred).

Position Description 

To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com. Please note our application form must be completed for your resume to be accepted. 

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

                                                                                                                               

Kitchen Assistant

Zealandia is an award-winning and conservation project dedicated to connecting people with nature. We have a 500-year vision to restore 225ha of forest and freshwater ecosystems within our sanctuary fence, and a 20-year strategy that focuses on our impact and influence beyond the fence. ZEALANDIA is also a place where people’s understanding of New Zealand biodiversity and environmental issues is enhanced through their involvement, enjoyment, learning and experience of the sanctuary.

Rātā Café is an award winning café offering cuisine with a conscience and native twist. Our ethos is working with what nature provides to make delicious food and drink that is not only sustainable, but gives back to the earth. Our Kids Menu is very popular with our younger patrons and has received an endorsement from the Heart Foundation and winning a Munch Food Award for the best kid’s menu in New Zealand.   

The Kitchen Assistant assists the chefs and front of house in the effective running of the café.  The Kitchen Assistant keeps all areas of the kitchen clean, dishes washed and preparing food items as required to the highest standard.  The Kitchen Assistant will need to work rapidly and efficiently in a fast paced cafe.

There is opportunity to progress within the café through this role.

It is advantageous that an applicant has an interest in New Zealand conservation. The application must also be available to be rostered weekdays, weekends, evenings and public holidays.

We are looking for applicants to start immediately.

Position Description 

To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com  

 

                                                                                                                                

 

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