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Chef/Cook and FOH wait person - 2 people Central Otago

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Located in an outstanding natural environment, Kinloch Lodge offers an opportunity to escape the every day, appreciate and immerse yourself in nature and relax and unwind in a unique environment.

With a rich and varied history, Kinloch Lodge had fallen into disrepair until John and Toni Glover took ownership in 2000, lovingly restoring Kinloch Lodge to a true representation of its former self, able to sleep 53. Today the Heritage Lodge stands as a testament to settler architecture, catering for the needs of all kinds of traveler, in a beautiful, peaceful setting. We look forward to welcoming you to Kinloch Lodge.

Position 1: Chef/Cook

Position 2: FOH / Server

Do you love the outdoors & living remote, but close to Queenstown? Our family run Kinloch Lodge is looking for a couple or 2 friends for our small kitchen team in remote and beautiful Kinloch Lodge.

This position is ideal for a couple or 2 friends who would like to run their own restaurant one day.

Further details:

Both positions are fixed term, seasonal contracts. Start: end of September till end of April 2020, with the possibility to extend till end of May 2020.

You will be running the lunch & dinner service together. The chef/cook would work in the kitchen while the other person would be working in FOH service.

Both shifts start at 11.30am till close, 5 days a week. 30-40+hrs a week.

Our ideal Chef/Cook has:

- at least 6 months experience working in  a professional kitchen environment

- experience in working in a small kitchen team, 

- experience with short order cooking

- is fluent in English 

Our ideal FOH wait person has:

- at least 6 months experience in FOH service

- excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

- is fluent in English

Ideally both of you will have the right to work in New Zealand.

We offer a great wilderness location, access to stunning hikes, kayaks, bikes, hot tub and fishing rods. Our company values are: 

Intelligence, Relevance, Thoughtfulness, Community, Environment and Fun.

Can you identify yourself with our values? And do you love hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and other outdoor activities? Do you value eating healthy and staying fit? Kinloch is the place for you!

We would be able to offer live in positions at Kinloch in a (shared) sleepout or room. Private rooms are available for couples. You will be sharing bathroom and cooking facilities with others.

We are a family owned business and we built our business from the ground up. We are looking for highly motivated people,  have a lot of positive energy and who can contribute to our values. 

Interested? Send us your resume and application and explain why you want to work with us!


Looking forward to hearing from you!