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We cater for several unique management and ownership structures and our services will take your project from concept to completion and high-yielding performance.

Who We Are / Ko Wai Mātou


The name comes from the Māori word for ‘whale tail’ and is inspired by Kaikōura’s most iconic attraction. It is also influenced by the strong historic and modern culture and heritage of the area. We celebrate this and show off what Kaikōura is all about – kai moana, fresh produce, marine life, and dramatic sea and mountain scapes.

Sudima Kaikōura is a new 4.5-star hotel on the esplanade of Kaikōura’s waterfront, conveniently located at the end of the town centre. The hotel has spectacular 360 views of the seaward Kaikōura mountain range, waterfront and peninsula with a high quality fit-out, 120 well-appointed rooms, restaurant, bar, conference facilities and infinity pool.

The Role | Te Mahi

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Commis Chef at Hiku, our new restaurant at Sudima Kaikōura. We are looking for experienced Chef’s with creative skills and a desire to innovate and ensure consistent quality food. We value working together as one and all contributing to team results. The Hiku kitchen team will offer our guests room service, an a la carte restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and conference and events catering.

This full-time permanent role (minimum 30 hours per week) is based at Sudima Kaikōura and the rate will be $26.00 per hour.

Responsibilities: | Ngā haepapa

Preparation and cooking of meals

Supporting with kitchen services and cleaning

Following the guidance of the Senior chefs

Follow and enforce strict health and hygiene standards


At least three years of relevant experience or the candidate has NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

Planning and organizing skills and an ability to work individually and in a team

Ability to multi-task, show flexibility and meet deadlines, work under pressure.

Flexible to work rostered shifts

Hands-on experience with various kitchen equipment

Ability to remain calm and undertake various tasks

Excellent time management abilities

Understanding of H&S legislation and strict hygiene standards

Valid Right to Work in NZ


He kura te tangata – We are all valued

As an employer of choice, we offer great employee benefits like life insurance, outstanding health and wellbeing programmes and discounts on hotels, restaurants, bars and spas across our network – not just for you, but in some cases your friends and family too!

$26.00 per hour.

Free Life Insurance, Digital Will & Best Doctors teleservice after 3 months of employment

Wellbeing programme including Health insurance discounts

Excellent reward & recognition events

Long service and anniversary gifts and benefits

Staff, family and friends rates within our network of hotels

Paid training and individual Employee Development Plans

Training towards NZQA qualifications and our very own online digital learning platform

Interested applicants must have New Zealand work eligibility rights and have the ability to relocate to Kaikōura if needed. Assistance with finding accommodation in Kaikōura can be provided.

Our values are based on caring, working together, and doing the right thing. We are passionate about our people. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. We are proud to promote diversity and inclusion within our workplace and ensure an equitable selection process for all.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

Hind Management is committed to accessibility, should you require assistance or support and are unable to apply online due to an access need, contact our office (09) 5516306 / (09) 9051719. We will aim to respond within 48 hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. We are proud to promote diversity and inclusion within our workplace and ensure an equitable selection process for all. We offer a fully inclusive accessible hiring process, let us know how we can support you to present your best self.

Our Values




To apply for this job email your details to careers@hindmanagement.com