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CAFE CALIFORNIA


Your opportunity to work in a clean, green, vibrant, workplace! Located inside Wellington’s biggest garden centre, our cafe offers a unique working environment. Joining the California team with over 50 years of garden centre and cafe business, which is owned and run by the original family.

The cafe is under new management, and we are looking to fill the main roles which include:

  • Chef/Short order cook

  • Kitchen hand

  • Front of house

  • Barista

Benefits of working with the California family:

  • Staff discounts at the Garden Centre and Cafe.

  • Flexible work environment.

If you are interested in joining a friendly team environment with a hands-on approach, email your C.V and cover letter to Cafe@californiagarden.co.nz

Chef/Short Order Cook

We are looking for an experienced person to join our kitchen team. Short order cooking experience required. Full-time and Part-time positions available, applicants must be available on weekends.

The position will require an experienced applicant who is reliable, honest and a team player.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of cabinet and menu food.

  • Cleaning and maintaining the kitchen including dish-washing.

  • High attention to detail and ability to work in fast paced environment.

  • Compliance with Food Safety and Workplace, Health & Safety.

To succeed in these exciting roles you will need:

  • Time management and ability to multitask.

  • Previous experience in all aspects of kitchen operations.

  • Confident knife skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Motivated and enthusiastic.

  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Kitchen Hand

We're looking for a skilled Kitchen Hand who takes their job seriously to join our team. Full-time and Part-time positions available, applicants must be available on weekends.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure the kitchen is kept clean and tidy, taking ownership of the area.

  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the condition of the kitchen equipment, e.g. dishwasher, plates and utensils.

  • Food preparation and assisting the chef as required.

  • Dishwashing.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years hospitality experience or similar.

  • Great work ethic.

  • Work well under pressure.

  • Work together in a team environment with a positive, upbeat and enthusiastic manner.

  • Good time management and communication skills.

  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Front of House

The Cafe Front of House primary function is customer service, product performance and meeting customer expectations in our store. This will include working as part of a team, whilst maintaining excellence in safety, reliability and customer service at all times. Full-time and Part-time positions available, applicants must be available on weekends.

Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service.

  • Hospitality experience.

  • Well presented, great personality, and good communication skills.

  • Team player and passion for training team members.

  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Barista

Our cafe is a bustling place with high volume dine in and takeaway coffee. Staff culture and company ethos is extremely important to our team alongside passion for making the best cup of coffee every time.

As a barista you are responsible for delivering the ideal standard for all hot beverages, and thriving on the dynamic atmosphere as you do it. As well as serving high quality coffee, you are also responsible for monitoring the quality of smoothies, juices and drinks.

Full-time and Part-time positions available, applicants must be available on weekends.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • At least 2 full years of barista experience.

  • The ability to maintain speed while serving a high standard of beverages.

  • The ability to stay calm and focused under pressure.

  • Love customer service and thrive on the bustling cafe atmosphere.

  • Be reliable, punctual and well presented.

  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

GARDEN CENTRE

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