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Payment: Accommodation & Paid ($20.00)
Location: Milford Sound, FIORDLAND
Region: Southland/Fiordland
Experience: Experience Necessary
Contact: 032498051
Listing Added: 06/10/2020

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 a la carte breakfast and evening dining. 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!


Named after the Maori name for Milford Sound, PIOPIO is Milford Sound Lodge’s onsite restaurant, catering for our lodge guests and locals.


We usually welcome guests from all over the world and all walks of life, but right now we are enjoying hosting lots of Kiwi's, finally coming here to enjoy the quieter times and visit the 8th wonder of the world and tick off a major bucket list destination. Likewise, our team is made up of 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 restaurant serving quality breakfast, lunch and dinner). We currently have a small team of 4 chefs, one of whom is sadly leaving due to his visa expiring.


The successful Chef will…

ð         Have previous experience as a chef

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.



         Prefered candidates who can work in New Zealand (work visa / resident)

         Hourly rate and subsidised living

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

         Roster and contract length to be discussed

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

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