Coco's Cantina

Head Chef - socially responsible eatery

Coco's Cantina


Applications Close - End of Day: 31-10-2019


New Zealand

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Coco’s Cantina - the iconic K. Rd eatery, is moving their Master of the kitchen onto other projects. This opens up a fantastic opportunity for a chef looking for something special.

As a hands-on Head Chef you’ll have the bonus of great support & mentoring for those who need it or complete creative freedom & control for those with a proven track record.

Enjoy using your creativity & leadership to help push some of Coco’s latest projects such as:  private dining, courtyard functions, a second prep kitchen, a delivery and takeaway concept, an off-site kitchen garden and ongoing development of collaborative relationships with the industry - so lots to keep you busy!

You’re a creative cook rather than the straight-out technician; as Coco’s style is rustic Italian, there is no room to hide behind the genius of the suvee or layers of expensive product.  You either have, or can develop, a strong understanding of costings, training, food safety, stock control, ordering etc, as after 10 years our systems are on lock. 

Our leadership style is positive and compassionate compared to an old-school kitchen, so your style will naturally lean this way too.  Naturally you have experience cooking Italian/Mediterranean cuisine.

Coco’s Cantina is a bustling eatery that has been doing its thing for a decade.  Although we’re regularly a Metro Top 50 restaurant, our contribution to our community & being a good employer are more important than accolades. We’re socially responsible, support local businesses and people, and understand we have a part to play when it comes to waste & the environment - so are always looking for ways to be better & do more.

So, if you’d like to join an iconic restaurant and take your cheffing career to the next level, let’s talk! 

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