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Adventure Chef and Housekeeping
Tasman Tasman New Zealand
Full Time

About the business and the role

Wilsons Abel Tasman is a family owned and operated business, with awards that show we are one of New Zealand's leading tourism operators.

Our Lodge Manager/Chef, Craig Wilson is looking for people with a very special set of skills to assist him host Guests at our Beachfront Lodges within the boundaries of Abel Tasman National Park: Torrent Bay Lodge and Meadowbank Homestead – Awaroa. Each lodge has 14 twin/double ensuite guest rooms plus staff quarters.

You will live in the National Park four nights per week on a rolling roster, including weekends and public holidays. As we are also looking for Lodge Operations Assistants, we are happy to consider couples for the positions of Chef and Assistant.

Job tasks and responsibilities


  • Cook and serve three meals per day for a set menu, including special diet options. Menus are designed Craig Wilson.
  • Host visitors with a wide range of nationalities, ages and abilities.
  • Co-ordinate food and beverage stock-taking and orders with scheduled boat service
  • Maintain cleanliness of guest rooms and communal areas to a very high standard whilst ensuring minimum disturbance to guests. You will have a Lodge Operations Assistant and daily/weekly/monthly check sheets to facilitate this.
  • Co-ordinate and work with your team mates: Lodge Operations assistant, Reservations Team (based in Motueka), Boat Crew and Guides.

Skills and experience


  • New Zealand resident or working visa valid to May 2018
  • Qualified chef or previous experience in a small kitchen
  • Food handling certificate
  • Bar Manager's certificate
  • First Aid certificate
  • Driver's License
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Must be available to work weekends and public holidays

ADDITIONAL SKILLS (preferred but not essential)

  • Experience in a Hotel work place
  • Sound knowledge of cleaning methods, environmentally friendly cleaning chemical types and uses on various surfaces.
  • A second language

Job benefits and perks

You will live 4 days per week (all food and lodging included) in the country's finest coastal National Park.

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