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Matheson Cafe, Fox Glacier - WestCoast
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Work & Live in one of N.Z's Most Stunning Locations!

Glacier Country is the hub of the West Coast.  Fox Glacier is a vibrant town catering to thousands of domestic and international tourists during the summer season.  Fox draws hundreds of seasonal staff to work in the hospitality industry for the season. The town has a great social scene for those that way inclined there is also endless ways to enjoy the outdoors in one of N.Z's most stunning areas tucked under the Southern Alps. Fox provides a laid back life style with plenty of opportunities for work and play.  


oin Our Culinary Team at Matheson Cafe - Chef/Cook/kitchen hand Position

Are you a passionate and skilled culinary professional seeking an exciting opportunity in one of New Zealand's most breathtaking locations? Matheson Cafe situated in the heart of the captivating Fox Glacier region is looking for talented Chefs and Cooks to join our dynamic culinary team for a 6-month plus position.

About Fox Glacier: Nestled amidst the natural splendour of the South Island Fox Glacier provides an unparalleled backdrop for those who love both adventure and gastronomy. With its majestic mountains crystal-clear lakes and lush forests this region offers an idyllic setting for outdoor enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

Position Overview: As a Chef/Cook at Matheson Cafe you will play a vital role in curating a delightful culinary experience for our guests. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and cooking a diverse range of dishes to the highest standards of taste and presentation.
  • Collaborating with the kitchen team to ensure smooth operations during busy service times.
  • Maintaining a high level of food safety and hygiene standards in accordance with regulations.
  • Assisting in menu development and suggesting creative culinary ideas.
  • Contributing to a positive and collaborative kitchen environment.


  • Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and skills.
  • Opportunity to showcase your culinary expertise in a picturesque setting.
  • Chance to work alongside a passionate and skilled kitchen team.
  • Discounts on cafe offerings and potential for personal growth and development.

Position Perks: Joining our culinary team in Fox Glacier brings additional advantages unique to this region:

  • Spectacular Surroundings: Embrace a daily dose of inspiration as you work in the midst of Fox Glacier's stunning natural beauty.
  • Outdoor Escapes: Engage in outdoor activities like hiking fishing and back country exploration during your leisure time.
  • Affordable Staff Housing: Enjoy budget-friendly housing options allowing you to fully experience the Fox Glacier lifestyle.


  • Culinary training or relevant cooking experience.
  • Creativity and a passion for delivering exceptional dishes.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.
  • Adherence to food safety and hygiene standards.

If you're excited about combining your culinary skills with the captivating allure of Fox Glacier apply now for the Chef/Cook position at Matheson Cafe. Join us in crafting unforgettable dining experiences amidst the natural wonders of this remarkable location.

Apply by email with your resume and a brief cover letter highlighting your relevant culinary experience and your enthusiasm for our team.

[Matheson Cafe is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without discrimination based on factors such as race colour religion sex sexual orientation gender identity national origin or disability status.]

Matheson Cafe
P.O Box 86
Fox Glacier


Positions:     4
Pay:     Based on Experience

Contact Details:
Lake Matheson Rd, P.O Box 86
Fox Glacier


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