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Naseby Hotel - Chef


We are the iconic Royal Hotel - restaurant and bar situated in picturesque Naseby in the Maniototo, Central Otago . Are you looking to move south from the big smoke or you've come back from overseas and keen to get involved in a great business opportunity. We are willing to talk through our ideas and motives with you.

The rustic bar and restaurant has been recently renovated to suit the rich history of the area and the timeless wooden facade hides an award winning menu. Look at our facebook page and instagram for great photos.

We are looking to employ a experienced enthusiastic person to work fulltime as a chef, we welcome you to show your own flair helping with menus, creating specialty dishes, to show initiative and to help the business grow. You must be willing to work weekends, public holidays and split shifts. Minimum 35 hours-maximum 45 hours.

This could work for a couple as we need a front of house person as well, which entails bar work, restaurant service, booking systems and working with the chef to help things run smoothly.

The summer months are customers travelling through the Maniototo Plain, doing the Otago Rail Trail, holidaying in cribs, or mountain biking in the Naseby forest that surrounds the town. The winter is curlers enjoying the outdoor ice, the Luge track, ice skating or simply enjoying the winter wonderland with frosts, snow and clear big sky days and the Royals roaring fires.

The Royal prides itself on bringing together a team of people who are friendly, proactive, keen to learn and follow through, consistently going the extra mile to provide guests with an amazing experience. Previous staff have found this is the ideal place to settle and save money along with the chance to build their own reputation. Opportunities await!!

You MUST be able to speak fluent English.

Attractive wages / salary, accommodation can be arranged if required as part of your package.

Applicants will need to provide references with their application.

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

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