Maitre d' / Front of House (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)


  Vanakaville LLC

  Motueka Valley, Tasman, Southland

Are you passionate about hospitality and seeking a unique opportunity to be part of an exceptional team? Falcon Brae Villa is looking for a dedicated and dynamic Maître d'hôtel / Front of House team member to join our luxury villa in the heart of the breathtaking Motueka River Valley.

About Falcon Brae Villa: Nestled in the captivating Motueka River Valley, Falcon Brae Villa is a haven of luxury and tranquility. Our exclusive villa caters for up to 8 (mainly international) guests seeking an unforgettable escape surrounded by nature's beauty. With its lush landscapes and stunning vistas, the Motueka River Valley offers a truly unique experience, and with 3 national parks nearby we provide an unparalleled opportunity for guests to explore and immerse themselves in the natural wonders that surround the Villa.

Responsibilities: As a Maître d' / Front of House team member, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring our guests have a memorable and seamless experience. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Warmly welcoming guests and assisting with check-ins and check-outs.
  • Ensure dining areas are set and clean
  • Prepare and serve beverages including cocktails, wines, coffees
  • Lead the front of house team through meal service with close communication with the chef
  • Collaborating with the wider team to maintain the high standards of Falcon Brae Villa.


  • Accommodation: Live in a charming tiny house on the property, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Motueka River Valley.
  • Competitive Compensation: Enjoy a competitive salary based on experience and ability
  • Professional Development: Take advantage of opportunities for growth and training within the hospitality industry.
  • Work-Life Balance: Experience the balance of work in a serene environment and leisure amidst the stunning landscapes.
  • No travel costs: Living on site in our rural setting means no sitting in traffic!


  • Previous experience in hospitality or customer service is preferred.
  • Knowledge of cocktail making, wine, coffee preferred, although training to be given to fill any knowledge gaps.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Focus on quality and doing the best job, not the easiest job.
  • A passion for delivering exceptional guest experiences.

How To Apply

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