Cafe Chef

Date: 16-Mar-2023

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

Auckland Live and Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events are the trusted leaders in performing arts, culture, entertainment, and events.

We are seeking a café chef to join our cafes and events business.


Who we are:

As custodian to some of the most iconic venues in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, we are New Zealand’s only major integrated performing arts centre, underpinned by a commercial conventions business, with a focus on presenting the best of national and international performing arts, conventions, meetings, and entertainment, as well as a range of community-focused programmes that all contribute towards a culturally rich Auckland.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

As part of the wider kitchen team, you will be responsible to produce food for the café cabinet, à la carte and catering orders, and ordering stock as required. We are looking for a passionate, self-motivator to undertake the food preparation and cooking daily at our café and ensure all facets of the Food Safety plan are adhered to at all times, while providing a professional, high standard of service. 


Key responsibilities include:

  • Actively engage with kitchen management team to ensure full awareness of all menu items, their recipes, method of production, preparation levels, storage, and presentation standards.
  • Able to estimate the daily production needs and checking the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Ensuring all aspects of food production and kitchen management meet the highest standards of hygiene and food safety.
  • Assist to improve processes, tools and systems to support a high performing café/catering service.


He kōrero mōu: About you


  • Naturally, you will be very customer focused with a passion for the food you create, and you will have a minimum two years’ experience as a chef. 
  • Good communication skills are essential and the ability to build a rapport with staff and patrons from a wide variety of backgrounds.  
  • This is a role where no two days are the same and you can use your superior leadership and cooking skills.
  • If you are on the lookout for an exciting new role in the performing arts and live events industry, where you can grow your career in a high-profile environment, then we want to hear from you!



Application Closes :30th march 2023

Band D


Auckland Unlimited, a CCO of Auckland Council, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Employees in receipt of salary protection and/or on the predecessor Council terms and conditions of employment, please note that the salary protection and/or predecessor Council terms and conditions, including relocation, apply to your current position. Should you change to a new position (other than any secondment) you will be issued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Council terms and conditions.