Wanna Join the Empire?

Our empire is ever expanding, and we are always on the look out to find awesome hospitality professionals that want to join our team.

Check our our current vacancies below, or come in store and drop us your CV.

Job Vacancies

Junior Chef for Empire Chicken (Two Positions Available)

Part-time and Full-time position available


We are seeking two applicants to start at an entry level chef position with our Empire Chicken kitchen team.

We are all about providing our customers with a Local, Happy, Sustainable and Delicious experience and it could all start with you!

We are wanting someone to join our talented team who is passionate about producing quality food and enthusiastic about maintaining our positive culture. We have a lot of experience to offer with our main kitchen located at the famous Riverside Market, a prep kitchen where deliveries are also distributed for UberEats and Menulog and a food truck for events all accross the city.


What will you be doing?


Completing food preparation tasks ready for service.

Following established cooking procedures and instructions to ensure consistency, quality and cost.

Following kitchen polices and procedures to maintain standards for health and safety at work in all food preparation areas. Communicating with staff members (Other kitchen staff, Front of House and Management).

Report any maintenance, hygiene and hazard issues .

Receiving feedback and knowledge from experienced chefs.

Gaining overall kitchen skills by working in different sections of the kitchen.


What are we looking for?


Positive attitude.

Good communication skills.

Ability to receive instructions and feedback.

Ability to work in a fast paced and busy kitchen.

Ability to work as a team and on your own.

Basic health and safety knowledge.

Basic knife knowledge.

Experience in a kitchen is preferred but not required.

Ambition to learn and gain experience.

Reliable and flexible to change.


Location: Christchurch - City Centre

Job: Junior Chef

Employment type: Part-time (Must be available Friday and Saturday) or Full-time (30-50 hours per week, with two days off in a row)

Jobs available: Two

Contact: niamh@empirechicken.nz


If this sounds like you please send through your CV and cover letter to niamh@empirechicken.nz


Thank you.

Applicants must have a current visa and be able to work in New Zealand