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With lawns stretching to the water’s edge, Edgewater Lake Wanaka is a welcoming retreat for premier international and New Zealand guests.



Edgewater is a 4 star plus resort hotel situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka.  The hotel is independently owned and operated and has 103 guest rooms, two restaurants and two wedding and events venues.

We are seeking the services of a suitably qualified and experienced Executive Chef for this hands-on role.  The successful candidate will be highly motivated, passionate about food and have the skills to lead and develop a team of 8 chefs.

The position is available from 1 March 2016 allowing a month’s transition with the incumbent Chef.

Specific attributes, qualities and tasks required of applicants are:

  • demonstrable experience preferably in a hotel environment with both buffet and á la carte restaurants

  • the ability to exceed guest’s expectations while maintaining maximum profitability in our food offering

  • a team player with the ability to work well under pressure

  • a proven record of high end function catering

  • flair and passion for producing creative standout dishes

  • the ability to compile innovative á la carte, table d’hôte, wedding and event menus to suit the seasons

  • expertise in planning and organising the operations of the kitchen including roster preparation

  • the flexibility to work shifts including weekends

  • a thorough understanding of food costing, wage percentages and budgets and proactive control of achieving agreed targets in these areas

  • the ability to lead by example while mentoring, up skilling and developing a highly effective team

  • a clear understanding of and the ability to comply with relevant legislation including health and safety regulations, food handling, labelling and temperature control guidelines

  • excellent communication skills both within the kitchen team, with other operating departments of the business and with guests

  • to continually identify ways to improve efficiencies and effectiveness in our food offering and to drive the wider goals of the management team

  • an interest in and understanding of national and international food trends

This is a fantastic role for an experienced chef looking to work in a resort town environment.  You will be part of the hotel’s wider management team who are dedicated hospitality professionals.  The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary aligned with their skills and experience.

If you believe that you are the right person for this demanding role please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are a suitable applicant for this position,

Applications close on Tuesday 9 February 2016


Room Attendants/Self-Checkers

Are you reliable, hard-working and take pride in your work?  Then Edgewater is looking for you to expertly attend to our guest rooms and guest areas.  Please contact Executive Housekeeper Ann  via  or  phone 03 443 0600.


Edgewater is looking for an enthusiastic Porter to join our team. The applicant must be reliable, hardworking, take pride in their work and have a full driver’s license.  This is a full time position with a rotating roster including morning, evening and night shifts.

Please apply by completing the General Employment Application and email along with a covering letter to Rooms Division Manager, Fiona Armstrong.   Alternatively call into Edgewater and leave your application.


Edgewater is seeking a highly professional, positive and passionate receptionist to join our front office team.  Hotel experience is preferred, but not essential.  Please send your covering letter and CV to Fiona Armstrong, Rooms Division Manager via email.

Food and Beverage Attendants

Edgewater is seeking applications for food & beverage attendants to work in our busy restaurant, events & conference facilities. Full time, (summer inclusive), casual & part time positions are available, covering early morning, day, and evening shifts. Previous experience essential as are references.

Please send your application to

Kitchen-hand Required

Edgewater requires an experienced kitchen hand to join their team. The position requires weekends and day work and involves cleaning and basic kitchen prep work.  Please forward your application to Executive Chef Simon Reach via his email.

General Application

Please download thisAdobe Acrobat DocumentGeneral Employment Application as your general application and send to email:

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