Sous Chef - Modern Asian Restaurant Auckland City
HIND Management
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2d ago

We are a leading Auckland hospitality group who have opened a flagship restaurant in Auckland CBD.

EAST is a 100-seat restaurant, designed by an award-winning international interior designer, distinguishing itself in the Auckland dining scene with a ground-breaking, vegetarian modern Asian menu.

We are seeking a talented Full time Sous Chef with a minimum of 4 years culinary experience in a busy restaurant. Whilst Vegetarian / Vegan experience a not a prerequisite for the role, a passion to learn and explore is essential.

We are looking for an individual who is well versed in modern Asian cooking with experience in leading Auckland restaurants.

The successful candidate will be able to lead a kitchen team in the absence of the Executive Chef, be well versed in menu design and practice exceptional Food Hygiene and Health and Safety.

We appreciate and value every one of our team members, and the person in this position will demonstrate true leadership skills by encouraging and supporting the team through their chosen career.


  • Coordinate, prepare and produce all recipes in line with cooking technique and presentation standards set out by the Head Chef
  • Organise and work in the kitchen service operations for the restaurant and room service on a day to day basis so that they run efficiently and productively
  • Encourage and support junior chefs and kitchen assistants
  • Support the Executive Chef in managing a busy kitchen and lead by example
  • Be pro-active in controlling food and manning costs being fully aware of forecasted business and targeted profitability whilst maintaining standards.
  • Maintain a sound knowledge of the hotel’s procedures for purchasing of food stocks, the control of purchasing levels.
  • Participate in the drafting of concept ideas and menus
  • Assist with orders of equipment and supplies
  • Comply with nutrition, sanitation and food safety standards
  • Foster an environment of cooperation and respect between co-workers
  • Requirements

  • Passion for modern Asian cuisine
  • Interest in plant based cuisine
  • 4 years proven experience as Chef in a medium to large restaurant
  • Must have 3 years experience in Pan & South East Asian Cuisine
  • Must know how to work with a wok and prepare Asian sauces, dumplings and desserts
  • Expert in product quality and presentation skills
  • Expert in making special Asian dishes
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • A solid understanding of managing costs
  • Understanding of current culinary trends and kitchen processes
  • Working knowledge of NZ H&S legislation (Health and Safety at Work Act 2015)
  • Candidates must have the legal right to work in New Zealand to be considered for the role.
  • Benefits

    As part of a large hospitality group, we offer an excellent support structure with group level HR, finance, procurement and sales & marketing functions.

    We offer great remuneration package, excellent working environment, great benefits.

    Our group values are based around caring, working together and doing the right thing. We are passionate about our people.

    We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply and are proud to promote diversity and inclusion within our workplace and ensure an equitable selection process for all.

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