Chef and Official Residence Manager - New Zealand Mission to the European Union - Brussels

​Are you a professional, reliable and creative Chef looking for your next challenge? Keen to cook for the Diplomatic Community in Brussels?

The Mission of New Zealand to the EU in Brussels is seeking a Chef to prepare and cook top quality meals served at the Ambassador’s Residence and the Mission for official functions such as receptions, luncheons and dinners; and to perform related duties. The Chef plans, budgets, organises and manages official   functions at the Residence and at the Mission. 

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate/prove:

  • Experience in planning innovative menus and preparing high-standard meals for functions;
  • Practical experience in international and New Zealand cuisine is essential;
  • Customer-focused and sound judgement;
  • Good communication skills, attention to detail, motivation, initiative;
  • Ability to work under pressure; 
  • Good computer skills; 
  • Work effectively, autonomously and as part of team in a fast paced environment.

Relevant experience with a proven work history in a reputable organisation is essential. 

View the full position description here [DOCX, 50 KB].

We are looking for the successful appointee to commence duties late March/ early April 2018.  This is a locally-engaged position with terms and conditions of employment set in accordance with local employment requirements. The Chef is expected to live on site (one bedroom flat provided).  

To apply for this position, send an email to with two Word documents attached:

  • A letter of no more than two pages, addressed to the Administration Manager, setting out why you are applying for this job, with specific examples of how you meet all the criteria set out above;
  • A current CV (résumé)
Any application that does not meet these specifications will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. 
Applications close 5.00 pm on Monday 26 February 2018 (local time).