1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Culinary


Novotel Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand



Commi Chef - Novotel Wellington



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Company Description

Accor Wellington represents a portfolio of leading hotels including Sofitel, Mövenpick, Novotel and Ibis Hotels. Joining Accor provides a number of opportunities across all of our Wellington properties!

Job Description


Ready for a sizzling career move? You will play a pivotal role in our kitchen working alongside a fantastic team. The food you prepare, cook and serve makes our guests smile and wanting more.

Main Purpose of the Job

To assist the Kitchen team and ensure that food standards, preparation, presentation and cooking techniques are carried out according to established recipes / standards.

Key Duties

  • Assigned duties organised and completed efficiently and productively.

  • Be familiar with the other kitchen sections, promoting flexibility and productivity.

  • Ensure all food produced is in line with kitchen recipes and standards.

  • Prepare and cook all food items in specific area of responsibility with a sense of urgency.

  • Check all food is stored and handled as per current food health and hygiene regulations.

  • Ensure that work area, equipment and section is kept clean at all times, in accordance with current health and hygiene regulations

  • Monitor daily kitchen food and product requirements and advise the supervisor of these well in advance.

  • Monitor food preparation and wastage costs control these by following efficient preparation methods and standard recipes

Health & Safety

  • Actively participate in safe work practices and procedures in the workplace, use equipment safely.

  • Fully understand departmental fire, evacuation and emergency procedures.

  • Report/ record all accidents/incidents on the appropriate workplace register and support injured employee rehabilitation.

  • Report any health or safety hazards to your Supervisor.

  • Wear protective clothing and equipment provided, including industry approved footwear and head covering.

  • Actively participate in Accor hotel environmental initiatives.

  • Report all broken or damaged equipment to a Supervisor.

Customer Service

  • Provide efficient, friendly and professional service to all guests, making all guests experience positive.

  • Take a positive problem solving approach with guest problems and concerns; call the Manager on Duty if difficulties arise.

  • Actively sell and promote hotel facilities and services.

  • Implement the Accor customer service vision to ‘offer the best service to our customers’.

General Duties

  • Follow the standards and performance outlined during training and in the departmental service procedures manual. Complete all tasks within the shift to these standards.

  • Suggest any improvements that could be made to existing services or procedures.

  • Attend training programmes and meetings as directed to constantly improve skills and knowledge.

  • Follow the expectations and guidelines in the Accor Employee Handbooks/Hotel Fact-sheets.

  • Do not divulge Hotel or guest information either during or after employment with the hotel/ Accor.

This is a full time role working across a 7 day roster, waged at $26.78 per hour.


  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work cohesively and collectively as part of a team

  • Certificate or qualification in cookery

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Motivated

  • Initiative

  • Team Player

  • Ability to work on a rotating roster

  • Previous similar experience working in a commercial kitchen

Additional Information

At Novotel Wellington, we're all about not just building your career but ensuring you have a blast along the way! We believe in celebrating your accomplishments with a bunch of awesome employee perks and programs, including:

  • Learn Your Way: Dive into our Accor Academy for the ultimate combo of earning and learning!
  • Accor Heartist Benefits: Enjoy discounted perks on Food & Beverage plus accommodation worldwide – because why not?
  • Dress to Impress: We've got your back with provided and laundered uniforms.
  • Fuel Up: Daily staff meals are on us while you're on duty.
  • Accor's Parental Leave Scheme: Supporting you in all stages of life.
  • Celebration Time: Join in on staff celebrations and get recognized for your tenure.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Your go-to support for all things work and beyond.

Join us at Novotel Wellington, where your career journey is as exciting as the destination!

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.
By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/

Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.


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