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Sous Chef & Chef De Partie

compass group

ESS (part of Compass Group NZ) currently delivers the best hospitality and catering services to many Defence sites in New Zealand and around the world. Our leading-edge catering systems mean that delivering a fantastic customer service experience is always our aim.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and hands-on full time Sous Chef and a full time Chef De Partie to deliver a high quality product and diverse service offering from ala carte to mess dining at the unique at our Catering operation at our airforce base  in Ohakea (located 22km West of Palmerston North).

These roles would suit an ambitious chef looking to step-up to a role that offers diversity, where no day is the same and where they can really make their mark.  You will need to be a leader who is able to engage, coordinate, support and inspire our kitchen team, working alongside our Head Chef to help coordinate and manage the daily running of the kitchen.

These opportunities give you the gateway to enter our business in a leadership role within our catering team with potential to progress to senior chef roles in the future. In these roles you will be responsible for food service across breakfast, lunch , dinner and officers bar meals.

The successful candidate will need to be able to/have:

  • Extensive experience in large high volume kitchen environment and a thorough working knowledge of the resources sector
  • Flexibility to work a variety of rosters and shifts
  • Have strong emphasis on quality, presentation, delivering consistent high quality menu service while maintaining food cost
  • Have a strong work ethic, a great attitude and experience at supervisory level with the ability to lead and motivate your team
  • Have a safety focus and an awareness of Health and Safety practices and protocols
  • Provide on-site training with the objective of ensuring compliance and continuous improvement to the business


If you want to shape a career that makes your heart beat just that little bit faster. A career you actually want to get out of bed for, then there’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the Compass family. We’re a big business with big opportunities where you you are able to learn and progress in your career.

So why wait, apply now!

If you are interested in this position please send your CV through to Yasmin Khan ( or call on 027 203 4304 .



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