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We are interested in employing people who are enthusiastic, hard working, energetic and passionate about good food. From time to time we require new people to join the Sabato team and will post details of positions available below.

To apply for any of the roles listed take the time to produce a cover letter that reflects who you are and why you want the position. Attach your CV and email it to careers@sabato.co.nz


2IC Production Chef

Sabato is an innovative, specialist food business who import, distribute and retail food products of outstanding quality.

A position exists for a full-time 2IC chef to work in our commercial production kitchen.

We are looking for candidates who are proactive by nature and who are prepared to take the time to understand the business fully.

The successful candidate will have experience in an environment where speed, quality and consistency are paramount. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and are looking to appoint a candidate who reflects this within their work.

A passion for fine food, a good palate and a desire to be around likeminded people is a must.

Your key responsibilities would include:

• The efficient day to day operations of the kitchen

• All aspects of cooking and food prep, packaging and stock control and rotation

• Following recipes accurately

• Meeting all daily and weekly production targets

• Quality control and stock management

• Lift and shift heavy/bulky items regularly and repeatedly

• Ensuring the kitchen operates within Legislative requirements

Skills and experience:

• A qualification in Culinary Arts

• Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar position

• A strong understanding of food safety programmes

• The ability to follow process while using common sense

• Can work autonomously and as a team

• A great attitude and the ability to have fun while working

• Excellent written and verbal English and communication skills

• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office

Applicants must be eligible to work in NZ

This permanent role is full-time, working 8:30 am – 5 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Some flexibility is required to be available for cooking class events and during peak production times.

Training period: the first four weeks will be Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm.

We offer a great team atmosphere and working environment, and generous staff discounts.

If this sounds like the job for you and you are looking to be part of a collaborative team, and an organisation that values its people, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are the right candidate for this role to careers@sabato.co.nz