Position Details

Head Chef

  • Palmerston North, Palmerston North
  • Full-time
  • Listed Nov 1, 2023

Full Description
We’re looking for a legendary Head Chef. Could it be you?

You’re a skilled chef, with experience managing a high-performing kitchen team. You’ve your Certificate in Professional Cookery, or your City and Guilds qualification.

Running a smooth, efficient kitchen is second nature to you. Juggling food prep and service, managing stock and budgets, training and rostering your team, cleaning and health and safety, is all in a day’s work.

You send out a top team, every day, well briefed, well trained, and full of confidence they’re the best at what they do. You love training and mentoring great talent, and nothing makes you prouder than seeing your team walk tall and enjoy their work.

And of course, you’re a top team player, ready to jump in and help your team members at the drop of a hat, whether with cleaning, prep work, colds, hots, grill, thirds, or pans.

You’re used to working with established systems and processes. In the Lone Star kitchens, we expect our Head Chefs to know our Kitchen Bible and Operations Manual inside out, and ensure they’re followed by all your team.

But most of all, you’re all about serving up flawless food to our guests, sending them home full of delicious Lone Star classics, delighted with their experience.

We’ve spent 30 years giving folks legendary experiences, and we don’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to our Lone Star Crew.

So, if you’re the best chef you know, we’re mighty keen to hear from you.
Job Requirements

Want to be a part of a great team?

Easy going lifestyle in Palmerston North, Manawatu Region?

Understand how to execute Brand standards?


Well, we are looking for that person who understands how vital this role is to the success of our business.

As a part of a leading New Zealand brand, we are proud to work with integrity and generosity.


Your knowledge and experience will lead this team, who fuel our restaurant’s busy engine.

You exceed in time management.

Control of budgets is second nature.

Excel in following operational control plans.

Strong knowledge of food practices and SafeFood Pro.

Training of the team to maximize our franchise menu and brand standards.

Excellence in preparation, cooking, plating up, timing, and breaking down.

Seven (7) days per week, we have a solid daily service, and many functions and events to cater for.

Your humanistic approach we see you collaborate with our leadership team, to be the best restaurant in Palmerston North.

We offer a competitive salary, easy lifestyle of Palmerston North! Flexible work environment with no two days alike!


Want to know more? Contact me personally today 022 07 06 037 or shariz@lonestar.co.nz

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