Executive Chef - DVML
Compass Group
Dunedin, NZ
6d ago
  • Work at New Zealand's leading provider of food services!
  • Join a great team who are full of energy and enthusiasm for great service!
  • Exciting learning, development and career progression opportunities across Compass that is varied and diverse!
  • Work at the most exciting venue in Dunedin where no 2 days are the same!
  • Mo matou / About us :

    We are New Zealand's leading and largest provider of food and support services across multiple industry sectors including Business and Industry, Education, Defence, Offshore and Remote, Aged Care, Hospitals, Senior Living and Sports & Leisure.

    These industry sectors are managed by our sub brands Eurest, Chartwells, Restaurant Associates, Medirest, and ESS. We specialise in turning ordinary acts of service into extraordinary experiential moments for our customers and clients.

    With innovative and talented teams across New Zealand, we transform experiences from being GOOD to GREAT.

    Our people are awesome, they breathe life into our brands and make great things happen! Our strength comes from the combination of the things we have in common - our shared values, vision, and purpose and to make our commitment unique for you - RESPECT, GROWTH and TEAMWORK are the founding pillars of these commitments.

    We are an equal opportunity employer; we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

    He angitūtanga / The opportunity :

    We are looking to appoint a qualified Executive Chef to manage the best venues in Dunedin covering Forsyth Barr Stadium and the Dunedin Centre.

    The Executive Chef will manage the kitchen operations in a safe and efficient manner across the multiple Dunedin locations.

    Come work at an exciting location where you will be part of a team who cater to a variety of events, from Highlanders matches to All Blacks, or from fine dine conferencing to International music artists.

    Ko o kawenga / Your responsibilities :

    As the Executive Chef you will be responsible for the overall management of DVML kitchen operations including the following :

  • Identify customer requirements; plan and control menu-based catering.
  • Cost menus and ensure compliance with costing constraints.
  • Carry out catering control procedures (portion control, stock control, food storage).
  • Develop, coach, lead and manage people and model high standards of performance and behaviour.
  • Develop and implement Kitchen staff roster.
  • Establish and implement a supply process; stock control systems as well as purchase and manage stock.
  • Prepare, cook and present food and strive to exceed consumer satisfaction.
  • Plan and execute catering for all events or functions.
  • He kōrero mōu / About you :

  • NZQA Level 4 Cookery Certificate or equivalent trade qualification.
  • NZQA Food Handling Certificate (Units 167 & 168).
  • Minimum of 5 years working in a similar role.
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a positive outlook and professional manner.
  • Flexible approach and attitude with good communication skills.
  • Join the Compass Whānau where you can make a difference and be part of something unique. People are the heart of our business;
  • hence we ensure you will have a rewarding career path supported by employee benefits, training & development and recognition along the way.

    Please note that a Criminal Conviction History Check for NZ (MoJ Check) check is required.

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

    Don't miss out on this unique opportunity - Click 'Apply' Now!

    For any recruitment queries please contact the Compass Group Recruitment team on

    Great People, Real Opportunities

    Position code - F15

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