At the Powderhorn Chateau we have a small experienced team who work year round. During our high season (June – October) our staff force increases from approximately 15 to 50+. We employ seasonal staff to fill positions in Management, Food and Beverage (front of house and chefs) and Housekeeping.

We are family owned and operated. We look for experienced staff that will show initiative, have outstanding service skills, work fast and efficiently, perform well under pressure and fit into a sociable team. We are committed to providing high levels of service to our clientele who include both domestic and international visitors. We provide a fun, social atmosphere to work in and offer competitive rates to the right candidates.

If you are interested in the prospect of joining our international team please send your curriculum vitae detailing your qualifications and most importantly, experience to INFO@POWDERHORN.CO.NZ.


Position Vacant: Chef de Partie

Summer is calling and we are currently seeking experienced an experienced Chef de Partie to work at the iconic Powderhorn Chateau in Ohakune.

We are on the look out for hard working and dedicated team players. There will also be plenty of opportunity to experience what the mountain has to offer whether it’s skiing or snowboarding. If you enjoy working in a fast paced professional kitchen to produce a consistently high standard of food through preparation and service we want to hear from you. This is the perfect role for passionate Chefs who love a challenge and are real team players.

As the Ideal Candidate for this role some qualities we seek include:

  • Experience in higher end and high volume a la Carte settings
  • 2 years minimum experience in a similar role
  • A proven understanding of kitchen hygiene and safety principles
  • Good communication skills in a busy kitchen environment and the ability to handle pressure in a calm professional manner.
  • An unwavering commitment to quality and consistency
  • A hands on attitude and the ability to promote good work ethic and values

If you have all the above attributes we would love to hear from you to explore the opportunities available.

You will need to have proven experience and be highly motivated and passionate about what you do.

If you have a positive and professional approach and enjoy working in a fast paced kitchen, then please email your CV with references to INFO@POWDERHORN.CO.NZ


Phone: +64 6 385 8888

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Physical address: Powderhorn Chateau, 194 Mangawhero Tce (Bottom of Mountain Road), Ohakune, New Zealand