Hermitage - Kitchen Assistant

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, Canterbury, New Zealand
Full Time
The Hermitage
Entry Level

At The Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the excellent service throughout their stay. Our team chooses to work with us because of the unique lifestyle in a remote location, amazing views on your doorstep, and being part of an excellent team, a community, and a family. 

At Aoraki / Mount Cook Alpine Village Ltd, we offer more than just a place to stay – we offer a lifestyle and an experience. We welcome both local and international guests and applicants to experience the adventure and enjoyment of this unique environment in an iconic New Zealand location.

Kitchen Assistants

We are looking for energetic, hardworking, and enthusiastic individuals to aid in our kitchen operations at the Hermitage Hotel. Kitchen Assistants work to ensure that all Food Preparation and Service areas along with all general cooking / serving items are cleaned to the Hotels standards in a timely manner. You will work across all food related areas; Alpine Restaurant, Panorama Room Restaurant, Sir Edmund Hillary café, Chamois Bar and Grill, stores and staff dining under the direction of the immediate Supervisor. This position can provide progression into a Chef position for the right candidate.

In this role, you will be responsible for: 

  • Clear dishes from dish station: prioritise during restaurant service times
  • Follow and use the Hermitage Food Control Plan and Company Procedures as directed to ensure food safety requirements are exceeded
  • Work as part of the Stewarding team to maintain a pleasant and safe working environment
  • Assist with sorting linen and uniforms as per laundry service requirements
  • Assist with Stores deliveries as required
  • Move and rotate stock on FIFO (first-in-first-out) basis
  • Run errands between kitchens and within the hotel as required
  • Actively and positively communicate between all hotel departments: with fellow Stewards, Kitchenhands, Chefs, and front of house staff in particular
  • Demonstrate competent and safe use of knives
  • Food preparation including washing/peeling/cutting of various menu ingredients
  • Preparation of platters

What do we need from you? 

  • Have a passionate for food and working in a busy kitchen
  • In love with the outdoors and adaptable to remote living
  • A can-do attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Friendly, outgoing, and professional, with excellent communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable, and able to change with the ever-evolving market
  • A strong desire to strive for excellence

Why us? 

Some of the perks of joining our team at a historic hotel in an incredible part of New Zealand: 

  • Subsidised accommodation, including Wi-Fi and power
  • Guaranteed a minimum of 30 hours per week, pay rate $25 per hour
  • Free access to all activities offered by the Hermitage Hotel, along with generous discounts on food and beverage, available from your first day on the job
  • Discounted hotel accommodation for Friends and Family
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Live in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, with stunning surroundings and unparalleled views – a short and remarkable commute to work
  • Frequent staff events and opportunities to connect with your team and community
  • Discounts through our parent company, Trojan Holdings Ltd, including discounted ski passes
  • This is a great opportunity for an aspiring chef to join the team and train on the job



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