Chef | Columbus Coffee Westgate

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Ready for a new challenge? We have an opportunity to join our dynamic team at Columbus Coffee Westgate

We urgently need a cook/chef who is experienced in baking, filling a cabinet and comfortable cooking from a
short order menu.

The ideal Chef/Cook will have a passion for cooking, high personal presentation and the ability to work in a fast
paced team environment.

  • You will need to be confident with Cabinet food –(filo’s, quiche, cakes, slices) and short order brunch menu
    as well as have excellent food presentation with an attention to detail.
  • You will need to have good time management and communication skills and the ability to work well under
    pressure.

Cooking qualification not essential however experience is a must, you must have your own transport.
Early start and location means you must be reliable and have own transport.

This is a full time position offering 35-40 hours per week (Generally 6.30am – 3.00pm Sat-Tues). Availability to
work weekends (both Saturday and Sunday) is a MUST.

Please email me your CV at westgate.columbuscoffee@gmail.com or call me on 022 0751968.

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

Restaurant Cook | Hislops Café Wine Bar & Function Centre

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RESTAURANT COOK, KAIKOURA

  • Immediate start.
  • NZ work permit essential.

For full job description and application form, please email cafe@hislops-wholefoods.co.nz

 

Bartender | Thai Street Restaurant

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Position: Bartender

Restaurant: Thai Street Restaurant

Qualifications:

  • Must have some knowledge on drinks and cocktail making,
    capable of doing Barista and front of house
  • Willing to be trained

 

Please submit your cv to info@maithai.co.nz or ring Bo
at 027 491 9427.

Head Chef | Whangamata Club

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HEAD CHEF

The Whangamata Club,

Whangamata NZ is situated on the Paradise Coast and voted NZ’s best beach and offering a variety of life style activities and amenities. https://www.facebook.com/ParadiseCoastNZ/  .

The Whangamata Club is not only on the doorstep of the pristine Coromandel Peninsula but within an easy drive to major centres such as Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland. This large private members’ club boasts a membership in excess of 4500 and is one of the top turnover hospitality venues of its type in NZ. The Head Chef will work directly with the General Manager.

The Whangamata Club is looking for an experienced and ambitious Chef to manage, mentor and develop a Kitchen team in a new Food Service offering to our growing 4500+ membership.

This is a ground up restoration developing simple, modern, fresh and clean cuisine, that not only appeals to an increasingly sophisticated traditional Club clientele but also to a new generation of Clubbies across a wide age range that only a venue of our size can offer.

With a hotel sized kitchen and amenities, the world is your oyster and you will have the opportunity to cater and develop across many styles from modern café, bistro, buffet, corporate hospitality and conferences.

The Whangamata Club has a large seating capacity and the kitchen operation has the potential to generate large turnovers and has a high output production requirement. Food Safety and Team Management compliance will be essential. This is a highly autonomous role that reports to the GM to progress the Clubs strategic plan and define a new Club Food Service standard not only in Whangamata but NZ.

With a potential start date of early November, there will be a lead in time to plan and prepare before takeover Mid December.

You will have an inherent desire to keep the customers happy and inspire repeat business and customer satisfaction with dining options that are regularly updated and innovative. We are looking for the right person and are prepared to remunerate accordingly guided by negotiated KPI’s and performance targets and offer a great lifestyle opportunity to the right candidate.

  • Accommodation is available if required.

Get the lifestyle you deserve and join us at the Whangamata Club.

For Further Information and Job Description
Contact 

Michael J Williams
Secretary/Manager
Whangamata Club Inc
Ph: 07- 865 8705
Email: manager@whangamataclub.co.nz
Website: www.whangamataclub.co.nz

Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards acknowledges excellence in the region!

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The Hawke’s Bay hospitality industry acknowledged the outstanding abilities of their own with the announcement of the winners at an awards ceremony held this evening.

The Awards recognise the outstanding hospitality professionals, all of whom making a positive impact on the local café and dining scene. The Restaurant Association of New Zealand are proud to organise and foster these Awards with the main purpose being to unite, grow and promote the Hawke’s Bay hospitality industry.

Marisa Bidois, CEO Restaurant Association of New Zealand says

“As an industry it’s so important that we take time out to celebrate our success and acknowledge our achievements. We believe it’s important to shine a light on our industry and make sure we are recognised for the contribution we make to our community and economy.  The Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards represent the occasion to do just that – celebrate the hard work and success of the hospitality industry within the region. Congratulations to all winners.”

With all categories keenly contested, this year’s winners truly exemplify what it means to be at the top of their respective categories.

This year’s winners showcase a mix of newcomers with Hapi taking the award for the Outstanding Café of the Year award, Matisse Wine Bar winning both honours in Ambience & Design and Outstanding Wine & Beverage List, and Funbuns winning the Outstanding Ethnic Restaurant of the Year award.

Longstanding favourites of the region continue to exemplify the outstanding abilities and talents known to the region, with top honours for Outstanding Restaurant of the Year going to Mister D, and Hawthorne Coffee Roasters taking the award for Outstanding Coffee Establishment of the Year.

The coveted People’s Choice Award went to Indigo Napier for a second year and James Beck of Bistronomy was awarded Hospitality Hero of the Year for his dedication to the industry and contributing to the success of Hawke’s Bay hospitality.

The winners were announced at an awards ceremony held at the MTG Century Theatre and, afterwards, enjoyed the chance to catch up with their colleagues at an industry party hosted by Shed 2.

For more information regarding the awards please visit our website www.hospitalityawards.co.nz/hawkesbay, Facebook @hawkesbayhospitalityawards or Instagram @hbhospoawards.


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2018 Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards Winners


Meadow Fresh Outstanding Barista of the Year
Benjamin Fernandez, Georgia on Tennyson

Bidfood Hawke’s Bay Outstanding Café of the Year
Hapī

Nova Energy Outstanding Coffee Establishment of the Year
Hawthorne Coffee Roasters

Simply Squeezed Outstanding Bartender of the Year
Dave Morris, Funbuns

Lion Outstanding Bar of the Year
Monica Loves

Unison Fibre Outstanding Local of the Year
Common Room

GrabOne Front of House Team of the Year
Deliciosa

EIT Emerging Chef of the Year
Dylan Olsen, Clearview Estate

Service Foods Outstanding Chef of the Year
Ashley Jones, Elephant Hill

Clearview Estate Winery Ambience & Design of the Year
Matisse Wine Bar

Eftpos NZ Outstanding Ethnic Restaurant of the Year
Funbuns

Hãhã Wine Outstanding Wine & Beverage List
Matisse Wine Bar

Burns & Ferrall Outstanding Winery Restaurant
Elephant Hill

OneMusic Outstanding Restaurant of the Year
Mister D

Shed 2 Sales Rep of the Year
Shaye Bird, Liquor King

Hawke’s Bay Today People’s Choice – Establishment of the Year
Indigo Napier

Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Hospitality Hero of the Year
James Beck, Bistronomy

Cocktail party to meet and greet celebrity Michelin Star Swiss Chef Anton Mosimann

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NZChefs Association has created a fun and relaxed opportunity for New Zealand gastronomes to meet and greet Celebrity Michelin Star Swiss Chef Anton Mosimann, OBE.

The event, to be held at Cordis, Symons Street on 11 August, is open for the general public, foodies and gastronomes to chat to Chef Anton and purchase a limited number of signed copies of his new autobiography, Life is a Circus. The book is filled with hilarious anecdotes about his escapades while cooking for British Royalty and other mega stars.

Tickets for this event are available through the NZChefs Association website www.nzchefs.org.nz or by calling Janine Quaid on 09 3023095

The National NZ Hospitality Championships are being held at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane between 11 – 14 August 2018. Entrance is FREE to the public who want to see over 800 Chefs in action.

Hospitality Superstar Needed | Benedicts Café

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Benedicts Café – 141 Dowse Drive Lower Hutt

We are a community café with a focus on family, good food and amazing in house roasted coffee.

We are needing two staff members passionate to work in hospitality

The ideal candidate will be friendly, energetic, self-motivated, enthusiastic and show great initiative. You would need to be able to work flexible hours including weekends and seamlessly fit with the rest of our great team.

You will need:
– Proven experience within hospitality is desirable.
– Impeccable customer service skills.
– An excellent understanding of English.
– A ‘can do attitude’ and be a team player.
– Work at a fast pace in a busy environment.
– Be passionate, driven, and always reliable.
– Work hard and able to work under pressure.

You will show:
Attention to what is going on around you, hygienic and tidy practices, be well presented, outgoing and friendly with customers are essential.

We offer:
A competitive remuneration package, based on your level of experience, the position, and your dedication. Free car parking right outside.

Applicants should be available to work a variety of shifts rostered across 6 days. Availability to work Saturday is a MUST.

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

Contact
Michael Leach
Respond in writing to mike@benedictscafe.co.nz or by phoning Michael on 0275777421

 

Cook | Bombay Brasserie – Mount Maunganui

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COOK REQUIRED

For Indian Cuisine restaurant in Mount Maunganui.

Three years work experience in Indian cuisine essential.

Phone o27-5467-336

SOUL brings acclaimed New Orleans Chef Nina Compton to Auckland

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This August, in collaboration with American Express and the Hospitality Training Trust, are bringing critically acclaimed New Orleans Chef Nina Compton to Auckland.

On Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, members of the hospitality industry will have the opportunity to meet Nina Compton when SOUL hosts a Meet & Greet at the Restaurant Association’s taste. venue (45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden), from 4pm.

This session is a unique opportunity to meet this critically acclaimed chef of the New Orleans dining scene and will give everyone insight into Nina’s success, her culinary journey, tips and suggestions on being successful in the industry and more.

Attendance is free, simply RSVP below.


About Nina Compton:

Winner of the James Beard Awards “Best Chef South” and one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs 2017”, Nina Compton is Chef/Owner of award-winning restaurant Compère Lapin in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. Her second restaurant venture, Bywater American Bistro (BABs), is located in New Orleans’ “Sliver by the River” Bywater neighborhood.

Born and raised in St. Lucia, Nina grew up with the flavors and beauty of the Caribbean. Upon completion of secondary school in England, she returned home where she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a chef. Her wary but supportive parents arranged an internship with a friend’s hotel in Jamaica where she fell in love with the creativity and camaraderie of the kitchen. Leaving the cozy, warm winters of the Caribbean, Nina chose to move to chilly Hyde Park, NY to study at The Culinary Institute of America.

Graduating in 2001 from America’s finest culinary school, Nina began her professional journey at Daniel in New York City, working and continuing her culinary education alongside world renowned chef/restaurateur Daniel Boulud and his team.

After moving to Miami, she continued to work with the best, joining the crews of Norman Van Aken at the original/iconic Norman’s then Philippe Ruiz at Palme d’Or at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Eventually Nina moved to Casa Casuarina, a private club and boutique hotel in Miami Beach where she rose from Sous Chef to Executive Chef of the small yet highly acclaimed property.

With the excitement of the 2008 reopening of the refurbished Fontainebleau Miami Beach, combined with the chance to work with Scott Conant at Scarpetta, Nina leapt at the chance to join the pre-opening team as Sous Chef and went on to be appointed Chef de Cuisine, where she earned raves and accolades. During a star turn on BRAVO’s acclaimed cooking competition show, Top Chef New Orleans, on which she was a finalist and fan favorite, Nina fell in love with the Crescent City. An opportunity with Provenance Hotels lured Nina to New Orleans where she opened her first solo restaurant, Compère Lapin, at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in the Warehouse District.

Since opening in June 2015, Compère Lapin has received critical acclaim including Eater National’s “Best Restaurants in America 2017”; a rave review in The New York Times, and Top 10 Winner of Playboy’s Best New Bars in America 2016. At Compère Lapin, the talented toque creates robust dishes that meld the flavors of her Caribbean upbringing and love for French and Italian cuisine, while highlighting the Gulf and Louisiana’s beautiful indigenous ingredients.

Compton’s highly anticipated Bywater American Bistro – which opened in March 2018 – features contemporary American fare, showcasing the chef’s culinary craftmanship while focusing on seasonal ingredient-driven cuisine in a casual, convivial setting.

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2018 Christchurch Hospitality Awards nominations close this Sunday

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The Christchurch hospitality industry have until Sunday to nominate their peers in the 2018 Christchurch Hospitality Awards.

The Restaurant Association of New Zealand and lead partner Trents Wholesale are again proud to present the peer-voted hospitality awards for 2018. The awards are an industry event aimed at highlighting the very best of hospitality in the region.

Known for its creative culture and outstanding food and beverage offerings, Christchurch is a unique city with an energetic personality. In recognition of the diverse hospitality scene, the awards honour those that are outstanding in the business of hospitality.

Restaurant Association Chief Executive Marisa Bidois says,

 

“It is important for the hospitality industry to recognise its champions as it provides not only a peer benchmark for excellence but also provides consumers with valuable insights on the best places to visit”.

 

The Restaurant Association has partnered with Eat New Zealand, a collective of New Zealand’s chefs, producers, media, tourism and event operators, who are all dedicated to promoting New Zealand’s best food, beverage, and culinary destinations to the world.

Bidois says

 

“Winners will be listed on the Eat New Zealand website, a beneficial development for the region as Christchurch continues to be recognised globally for its distinction in food and wine”.

 

Nominations close this Sunday, 29 July at 5.00pm. Finalists will then be announced across 18 categories, and final voting will begin on Wednesday, 1 August.

Winners will be revealed at the awards evening on Monday, 27 August at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

The Christchurch general public are also able to vote for their favourite establishment in the First Table People’s Choice Award category from 1 August.

Tickets to the event are on sale now, to purchase or for more information regarding the awards please visit hospitalityawards.co.nz/christchurch. Stay connected with key updates and announcements on our Facebook page @christchurchhospitalityawards and Instagram @christchurchhospitalityawards.


2018 Christchurch Hospitality Awards Categories

Southern Hospitality Emerging Chef of the Year

ARA Emerging Hospo Professional of the Year

Eaton Drink Co Pop Up Establishment of the Year

iMonitor New Establishment of the Year

Meadow Fresh Outstanding Barista of the Year

Jameson Outstanding Bartender of the Year

Menumate Outstanding Front of House Team

GrabOne Outstanding Manager of the Year

Burns & Ferrall Outstanding Chef of the Year

OneMusic Outstanding Ambience & Design of the Year

Hellers Outstanding Café of the Year

Federal Merchants Outstanding Bar of the Year

Crombie Lockwood Outstanding Central City Establishment of the Year

Eftpos NZ Outstanding Regional Establishment of the Year

Harrows Outstanding Restaurant of the Year

McCarthy Sales Rep of the Year

NZI Supplier of the Year

The Recruitment Network Caterer of the Year

First Table Peoples Choice

Isaac Theatre Royal Hospo Hero of the Year

Immigration NZ plans to raise cost of work visa to stem $43m deficit

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Immigration New Zealand’s plan to more than double the cost of work visas to help close a growing $43 million deficit has employers worried.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s consultation on a plan to stem its deficit closed on Sunday.

Hospitality industry organisations opposed the proposed changes in their submissions supplied to RNZ, and expressed concern over the government department’s ability to manage costs effectively.

Hospitality NZ’s submission said the industry needed 10,000 more restaurant and cafe staff over the next two years and there were not enough New Zealanders with necessary skills to take up the roles.

It said the ministry’s plan to increase work visa fees by 54 percent could deter migrant workers from coming to New Zealand.

Restaurant Association chief executive Marisa Bidois said almost all of its 2000 members opposed the increase.

 

“Most believe that this would intensify and increase the pressure on an already challenging work recruitment market for our industry. The majority of our members as well believe that an increase in fees would act as a deterrent for prospective migrant workers coming to New Zealand.”

 

An unprecedented shortfall

The plan to increase visa fees comes as Immigration NZ’s accounts show an unprecedented deficit of $43m.

Immigration NZ is a mostly user-pays system, but lost $20m from work visas alone last year, suggesting the price paid for them no longer covered the cost of processing them.

In a Cabinet paper, Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said an increase in migrant trafficking and exploitation was to blame for increasing visa processing costs. Checks were becoming more rigourous, therefore taking longer.

Immigration NZ’s memorandum account was set for the $43m deficit by the end of the 2017 financial year.

That was despite investing $140m in technology to move visa processing online.

Immigration NZ deputy chief executive Greg Patchell said without the technology investment, its accounts would have been further in the red and the proposed increase on visas would be higher.

“The changes are actually making it more efficient to process visas, however the risk situation changes, therefore other things come on board at the same time.”

Mr Patchell said the increase in visa pricing would not necessarily reduce processing times.

Under the changes, work visas would cost $580 each, up from $370. Along with other changes, such as increasing the cost for employers to gain an accreditation from Immigration by 20 percent, that would balance Immigration NZ’s account within three years.

Ministry spokesperson Ruth Isaac said the increased prices would remain low on an international scale.

We’re generally on par at the moment with Canada, lower than the UK and Australia. Even with these increases we’re going to remain competitive.”

Parliament will vote next month on whether to spread out the changes over three or five years. Visa fees were typically reviewed every three years.


By Madison Reidy, RNZ

2018 Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards finalists announced

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hawke's bay hospitality awards

The finalists for the 2018 Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards have been announced, with up and coming establishments and familiar faces vying for top spots.

Presented by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, the Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards recognise the outstanding hospitality professionals all making a positive impact on the local hospitality scene. A large number of nominations were received from the industry across 15 categories, recognising those who work hard to achieve excellence in hospitality.

 

Marisa Bidois, CEO Restaurant Association of NZ says

“At the Restaurant Association we think it’s important to celebrate one another in the hospitality industry. Our work is physical and demanding and there are limited opportunities to come together to support each other. The Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards represent the occasion to do just that – celebrate the hard work and success of the hospitality industry within the Hawke’s Bay region.”

 

Final Voting via the website is now open to the industry, closing at 5.00pm on Sunday, 29 July 2018.

The public can also have their say and vote for their favourite establishment via the Hawke’s Bay Today People’s Choice Award. This will be awarded to an establishment that excels in customer service, consistency in food preparation and delivery, welcoming ambience and style, attention to detail and is always willing to go that extra mile. Online voting is also via the website for both industry and the public.

The winners will be announced at the awards evening, held at the MTG Hawke’s Bay on Monday, 6 August. Guests will then be transported to Shed 2 and enjoy a ‘Mexican Fiesta’ themed evening of delicious tapas, selection of local beverage offerings and entertainment by DJ Hurricane.

Tickets to the event are on sale now, to purchase or for more information regarding the awards please visit www.hospitalityawards.co.nz/hawkesbay. Stay connected with key updates and announcements on our Facebook page @hawkesbayhospitalityawards and Instagram @hbhospoawards.


2018 Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards Finalists

Meadow Fresh Outstanding Barista of the Year
Aydan Apiata, Mister D Dining
Benjamin Fernandez, Georgia on Tennyson
Ryan Huthnance, Crazy Good Coffee

Bidfood Hawke’s Bay Outstanding Café of the Year
Adoro Ahuriri Café
Hapi
F.G.Smith

Nova Energy Outstanding Coffee Establishment of the Year
Cupple
Georgia on Tennyson
Hawthorne Coffee Roasters

Simply Squeezed Outstanding Bartender of the Year
Claudia Hintz, Loading Ramp
Dave Morris, Funbuns
Jonathan Lopez, Matisse Wine Bar

Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Bar of the Year
Loading Ramp
Monica Loves
Matisse Wine Bar

Unison Fibre Outstanding Local of the Year
Common Room
Rose & Shamrock
Westshore Beach Inn

GrabOne Outstanding Front of House Team of the Year
Deliciosa
JARKs Cityside Restaurant & Bar
Loading Ramp

EIT Emerging Chef of the Year
Auden Smith, Gin Trap
Dom Michau, Diva Bar & Bistro
Dylan Olsen, Clearview Estate Winery

Service Foods Outstanding Chef of the Year
Ashley Jones, Elephant Hill
Casey MacDonald, Terrôir Restaurant, Craggy Range
Hayden Esau, Matisse Wine Bar

Shed 2 Outstanding Sales Rep of the Year
Bryce Weir, Bidfood Hawke’s Bay
David Thompson, Gourmeats
Shaye Bird, Liquor King

Clearview Estate Winery Outstanding Ambience & Design
Funbuns
Matisse Wine Bar
Mamacita 

Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Wine & Beverage List
Deliciosa
Emporium Eatery & Bar
Matisse Wine Bar

Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Winery Restaurant of the Year
Clearview Estate Winery and Restaurant
Elephant Hill
Te Awa Winery Restaurant
Terrôir Restaurant, Craggy Range

Eftpos NZ Outstanding Ethnic Restaurant of the Year
Funbuns
Indigo
Sai Thai

OneMusic Outstanding Restaurant of the Year
Mister D
Hunger Monger
Malo