Executive Chef

Allely Estate
Allely Estate
Allely Estate was the venue for the NZ Bride and Groom Wedding of the Year 2020 – a wedding that was planned and delivered within one month. From making memories, to timeless moments we help our clients create them all at Allely Estate.As a growing company (within a group of companies), we all wear many hats and look for team members who can thrive in environments where they are empowered to find simple, creative solutions for challenges. 

As our Executive Chef you could be looking to scale back from the pressures of restaurant life or seeking to focus more on leadership and sharing your extensive experience across an already established team. We would be open to either full time or reduced working hours (25-30 per week) to suit the right candidate. Reporting to the Director, this is a great opportunity to work with the owners to deliver outstanding event experiences for our customers.
  • Leading a committed team to deliver outstanding dining experiences for our event guests.
  • Manage the kitchen staff- including rostering, hiring, managing and training.
  • Have experience in managing a catering environment for up to 400 guests.
  • Promote a team environment by looking after your team.


  • Have prior experience as a Head/Executive Chef.
  • Reliability and passion for the role and the business.
  • Willing to have an open mind and work with the owners in weekly/ monthly management meetings.
  • Calm under pressure and promotes a fun environment.
  • Have flexibility to work weekends and nights, over the course of a 7-day week.
Send CV and Cover Letter to melissa@allelyestate.co.nz and ensure you have covered off the below questions in your cover letter.
  • Your permanent eligibility to work in NZ.
  • How many years of experience, do you have as a Chef.
  • How many years of people management experience do you have.
  • How many years do you have in event catering.
  • How many years you have been a Executive/Head Chef.