Chef de Partie

 Due to the continuous growth of the company, we are now looking for an experienced Chef de Partie to join the Kitchen team at Montana Catering Auckland.

This position would see the successful candidate working on multiple sites catering to all over both small and large functions and a variety of other duties. 

The primary function of this position is to produce stipulated menu items to the Company's standard, to satisfy customer expectations, and to gain overall culinary skills by working in all areas of the kitchen. 

This is a diverse position and will require someone who is quick on their feet, able to direct staff as needed and happy to help the Head Chef and Sous Chef when required.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • You will be responsible for your own kitchen section running canapes, buffets over small and large functions.

  • Produce all items related to the menu to the Company's standards in order to satisfy customers expectations.

  • Menu planning

  • Preparing and cooking food and ensure preparation is up to date

  • Discuss any food preparation issues or any dietary requirements with the Head Chef

  • Ensure equipment and work environment are operational

  • Maintain good working relationships with fellow staff and managers

  • Attend kitchen meetings and training sessions.

  • Conduct training to new Commis staff

  • Monitoring of food temperature and quality

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum qualification Diploma in Cookery (or the equivalent qualification preferably in a Catering or similar environment) and/or minimum of 3 years relevant experience.

  • Hold a food hygiene certificate

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work competently under pressure

  • High standard of personal hygiene and presentation

    The successful applicant will also be flexible and able to work on rostered shifts, including late night hours or weekends and possess a New Zealand residence permit or a current work permit valid for a minimum of 12 months. 

    If you are keen to join our busy team of professionals and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we want to hear from you. Please submit a CV and cover letter to Please submit your CV and cover letter to Naida@montanafoodandevents.co.nz or apply here