Full Time

  Hygge at Clifton Bay

  Clifton, Hawkes Bay, Hawke's Bay

Winter 2023 is receding as we move toward a new Spring / Summer season with well awaited hot sunny days. With many Hygge events created for summer, and after being nominated for the upcoming New Zealand Wedding Industry Awards, on top of a full Spring & Summer Wedding and Function calendar, there is much to look forward to at Hygge.

The Summer 2024 season is well booked with more to come. We are on the hunt for someone with energy, initiative and desire, strong leadership, decision making, reporting and technical ability to develop our Front of House Management Team, to lead and motivate, coach, and support them, and all other staff, to provide the caring level of service we expect here at Hygge at Clifton Bay 

This position has become available with our current FOH Manager moving on to bigger things.

This is a larger position than previous. The bar has been raised and we require a high-end talent to lead us to the next level. Where that is, is unknown. The bar just keeps going up. 


Who are we?

Hygge at Clifton Bay is one of Hawkes Bays largest cafes nestled out at the “end of the road” at a seaside location that is unparalleled in Hawkes Bay. We are a growing and changing business that offers daytime dining, and now we are developing the events aspect of the business by building a brand as a venue for a variety of functions and events large and small from birthday parties to weddings or large-scale business conferences. Hygge is about bringing everything that matters together to feel all that is good. A place that wraps you in cosiness, comfort and warmth and can turn your darkest of days into the brightest! This is our mission, to bring a natural personalised and above all caring and kind approach to service. We want to create a cafe that is your home. Our guests’ enjoyment is our pleasure. We welcome them with open arms and a genuine smile. 


What are we looking for?

We are looking for a Hospitality Shinning Light to join our fantastic and diverse team. Someone with energy, loves people and cares about:  food – environment – community – business and leading and inspiring others. 

We are always looking for good people who love to live. And behind the scenes we want everyone to enjoy each other at work while being supported and encouraged in their growth.


As this is a role where you work very hands on in the business, experienced hospitality skill is highly desired although we are also looking for new people who are prepared to learn and grow, keen to develop and work alongside the management team to build systems, processes and be inspired to bring new innovations which help us build the next stage for Hygge. The Kitchen Staff and FOH are inter-linked and practice a very high degree of co-operation. It’s a very exciting time to join us!


The position involves:

(lesser experienced candidates with great personal skills and a strong desire to learn are well considered also)


  • High level of knowledge in business management


  • People management and Leadership

            •           Barista skills

            •           Event management

  •       Practical Kitchen practices

            •           Function management

            •           SOPs and Systems skill and management

            •           Financial knowledge

            •           Social media 

            •           IT knowledge 

            •           Ordering and costing

            •           Rostering

            •           Reporting

  •       High level of remuneration


Hygge practices Open Book Management. All Senior Staff are involved in strategic planning, financial planning, forecasting and reporting. An incentive scheme that recognises key financial drivers is in place with substantial remuneration. 

Training is ongoing and encouraged. You don’t have to be perfect (yet J)

What do we offer? 

We offer here at Hygge, all the training you need and opportunities to grow yourself a career in the hospitality industry. You will work alongside our enthusiastic, experienced people focused hospitality crew who will help you add another string to your bow with guidance and care. We have a strong belief in making you feel comfortable and secure, at home or at work and always strive to foster the feeling of friendship and family culture within our team 

Apart from the obvious drivers’ licence and eligibility to work in NZ we require someone who understands Hygge

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