Lodge Hosts and Cooks

 

Do you want to work in paradise? Are you a team player, keen to show visitors the best of Abel Tasman National Park with a genuine Kiwi welcome at our beachfront lodges.

We are looking to expand our team of professional hosts and cooks at Torrent Bay Lodge and Meadowbank Homestead at Awaroa, to welcome guests on our multiday trips in the national park. Exceptionally high standards of presentation are required.

Each lodge has 14 twin/double ensuite guest rooms plus staff quarters. There is no road access so you will live in the National Park four nights per week on a rolling roster, including weekends and public holidays. We are happy to consider couples for the positions of Cook and Lodge Operations Assistant.

Your accommodation and all meals are provided at lodges.

Full training will be given over a 2 week period. 

Due to the safety impacts of the current Covid-19 situation applicants may be asked about their vaccination status as part of the application process.

Adventure Chef

Minimum Requirements

  • Qualified chef or previous experience in a small kitchen
  • Food handling certificate
  • Bar manager’s certificate
  • First aid certificate
  • Driver’s licence
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Fluent english speaker
  • Available to work weekends and public holidays
  • Work visa valid to end May 2022

Additional Skills (preferred but not essential)

  • Ability to operate small boats with outboard motor. Tractor and quad bike experience, and backing trailers (on-job training available)
  • Basic building and maintenance experience
  • Experience in a Hotel work place
  • Sound knowledge of cleaning methods, environmentally friendly cleaning chemical types and uses on various surfaces.
  • A second language

Responsibilities

  • Cook and serve three meals per day for a set menu, including special diet options. Menus are designed by Craig Wilson.
  • Host visitors with a wide range of nationalities, ages and abilities.
  • Co-ordinate food and beverage stock-taking and orders with scheduled boat service
  • Maintain cleanliness of guest rooms and communal areas to a very high standard whilst ensuring minimum disturbance to guests. You will have a Lodge Operations Assistant and daily/weekly/monthly check sheets to facilitate this.
  • Co-ordinate and work with your team mates: Lodge operations assistant, reservations team (based in Motueka), boat crew and guides.
Lodge Operations Assistant - Housekeeper

Minimum Requirments

  • Sound knowledge of cleaning methods and procedures.
  • First aid certificate
  • Driver’s license
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Must be available to work weekends and public holidays
  • Work visa valid to end May 2022

Additional Skills (preferred but not essential)

  • Experience in a busy hotel work place
  • Food handling knowledge
  • Sound knowledge of cleaning methods, environmentally friendly cleaning chemical types and uses on various surfaces
  • A second language

Responsibilities

  • Host visitors with a wide range of nationalities, ages and abilities.
  • Maintain cleanliness of guest rooms and communal areas to a very high standard whilst ensuring minimum disturbance to guests.
  • Adhere to daily/weekly/monthly check sheets and stock-taking requirements.
  • Assist chef with kitchen duties as required.
  • Co-ordinate work with your team mates: Chef, reservations team (based in Motueka), boat crew and guides.
To apply for these positions, please send your Resume with covering letter to our Lodge Manager, Craig Wilson [email protected]