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Chefs, Milford Sound Lodge, Fiordland

Payment: Accommodation & Paid ($24+)
Location: Milford Sound, Firodland
Region: Southland/Fiordland
Experience: Limited Experience Necessary
Listing Added: 14/05/2022


Milford Sound Lodge, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park

Going ‘Above & Beyond’ for our Guests, Always

Amazing opportunity for the right candidate to join the team at PIOPIO, Milford Sounds’ only restaurant located right in the heart of Fiordland National Park, we offer high quality, locally sourced and Kiwi inspired dining experiences. Recently described as New Zealands best hotel dining experience we are very proud of what we do and more importantly, how we do it.

Excellent people and culinary skills are a must to join our dedicated team and ensure our reputation of excellent dining and truly ‘hosting’ our guests is upheld.

Our newly established dining experience has built an excellent reputation. Our brand new commercial kitchen rebuild has been completed, and our new menu being worked on as we speak. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside our Head Chef and team in setting up this new space, new menu and preparing for the guests we are excited to welcome this year.


Named after the Maori name for Milford Sound, PIOPIO is Milford Sound Lodge’s onsite restaurant, catering for our lodge guests and locals, approximately 80 diners each evening over the summer months.



We welcome guests from all over the world and all walks of life, all here to visit the 8th wonder of the world and tick off a major bucket list destination. Likewise, our team is made up of 30 motivated and enthusiastic customer service professionals from all over the world, here to truly experience our internationally renowned attraction. Together we look after the Reception (reservations, information service, activity bookings and sales, nature guides) Housekeeping (daily turnover of 24 guest rooms and facilities) PIOPIO (front of house and chefs running a busy restaurant serving quality breakfast, lunch and dinner). Our current chef team is made up of 5 international professionals with an array of excellent talents and a creative skillset and all passionate about being in this amazing place.



The successful Chef will…

ð         Have previous experience

ð         Be PASSIONATE about food, people, the mountains

ð         Have the passion and skills to deliver high quality meals in a remote, fast paced and busy environment

ð         Have the skills to think and quickly, remote locations can lead to testing situations, forward planning and resourcefulness are essential

ð         Have outstanding interpersonal skills, professionally working alongside team members and guests

ð         Genuinely enjoy teamwork and motivating each other to get the best out of themselves

ð         Be bright, energetic, motivated and enthusiastic

ð         Be organised, well-structured, a dynamic thinker, responsible, reliable and professional

ð         Be excited by remote locations, the mountains, wilderness, the outdoors. Being close to nature will be a big contributor to what makes this role so appealing.



        Visas preferred but sponsors can be discussed

         Hourly rate to be discussed

         Accommodation, board & food subsidised (accommodated in Milford Sound, onsite at the lodge)

         Flexible rosters, anything from 10 on, 4 off to 8 on, 6 off

         Seasonal and permanent contracts available

Visit our website to see who we are and if this is you…send your CV, cover letter, references to [email protected]

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