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The Rees Hotel

Sous Chef

The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments and Lakeside Residences

Come work with us at New Zealand's most awarded Luxury Hotel

Purpose of Position

The True South Dining Room epitomises sophisticated, elegant dining, emphasising the fantastic produce from our region, with a regularly changing menu based on the seasons.
Work with an internationally awarded chef, Corey Hume as Executive Chef.

Throughout his career, Corey has been a representative for New Zealand, Australia and Australasia (as a whole) numerous times and was a member of the Fonterra New Zealand Olympic Squad that competed at the World Culinary Olympics in 2016. Corey was the Executive chef for one of the world's most exclusive and well-regarded lodges, Blanket Bay Lodge Glenorchy. There, he and his team cater to some of the most discerning guests who all have the highest expectation in service, wine and, of course, cuisine. He is a current Board Member and former Coach for the Bocuse d'Or New Zealand team.

As an experienced Chef - you will be joining our team of passionate chefs and assist in delivering outstanding gastronomic experiences in our award-winning 'True South Dining Room'.

In the absence of the Executive Chef, you will manage the kitchen and ensure a high and consistent standard of food is being delivered at all times.

You'll be flexible and adaptable in all situations, including being mindful of the health and dietary requirements of our guests.

Level of skill, Experience and Attributes

  • Have at least 5 years relevant prior experience in high-quality properties/restaurants
  • Passion for culinary trends essential
  • Hold a relevant industry qualification - Level 5 preferred
  • Experience in a variety of different establishments essential
  • Ability to build and maintain trusted and respectful work relationships
  • Passion for culinary trends essential
  • Confident in providing input to our Executive Chef, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies.
  • Understanding of Food Safety and impeccable hygiene practices
  • Assist with the management of departmental Health & Safety
  • Understanding of stock control and experience with menu planning essential
  • Accuracy and an "eye for detail."
  • Be able to work autonomously with excellent time management skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Available to work a variety of shifts, including mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays


Benefits and Rewards

  • Competitive industry remuneration
  • Work with an Olympian Chef
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Sustainable work practises
  • Other benefits and rewards apply

Applications from NZ residents/citizens are strongly encouraged.



Ngā mihi nui (Kind regards),


Corey Hume
Executive Chef

The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments and Lakeside Residences
377 Frankton Road, Queenstown
New Zealand

M: +64 21 077 6419
P: +64 03 450 1100

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