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Payment: Paid Position ($25+)
Location: Kaikoura
Region: Christchurch & Canterbury
Experience: Experience Necessary
Contact: 0211167277
Listing Added: 11/06/2024
Company: Dolphin Encounter

Do you want a lifestyle choice with daytime hours?  Do you want to work in a beachfront location with views of the mountains and the pacific ocean and swim with dolphins on your days off?

Cafe Encounter is a fast paced environment, with valued and diverse clientele. We have a great opportunity for an experienced Chef or Cook to join the kitchen team at our beachfront cafe!

We are looking for a motivated person with a positive attitude to join our team. Ideally applicants will have experience in a similar environment and the role will include:

  • general food preparation and kitchen hygiene
  • supporting the delivery of a short order menu including both breakfast and lunch service
  • making and supporting the creation of a variety of cabinet food and blackboard specials
  • a good understanding of Food & Safety Standards although in house training is provided
  • monitoring quality and consistency at all stages of preparation and presentation


We would like to talk to applicants with good communication skills, plenty of energy and a strong work ethic who take pride in what they do.

We are open 7 days, daytime hours, between 6.30am and 4.00pm.

More than a Cafe; our site is a beachfront tourist hub that includes a retail store, meetings venue and Dolphin and Albatross Encounter tour operations.  Our Cafe team often take the opportunity to swim with dolphins when they aren't rostered! :-)

We are open 7 days, daytime hours.  Shifts are flexible and vary to meet business demand.  We are flexible and have both part time or full time and permanent or fixed term options available.

Applicants for these positions should be able to legally work in NZ.  

Encounter Kaikoura offers a supportive and friendly working environment, with great benefits, staff discounts, the opportunity to join our tours FOC and a genuine interest in your development and job satisfaction.

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