- Do you love food, and think nourishment should be a core mission of a food business?
- Are you excited by the potential for ethical businesses to create positive social change?
- Are the sounds of a busy kitchen, full restaurant, and bustling bar music to your ears?
- Do you know how inspired leadership, in service of an empowered team, can lift everyone’s game and make the game fun to play?
- Are you looking for a new challenge?
If it’s a ‘hell yeah!’ to all of the above, you might be the Restaurant Manager that La Boca Loca is looking for!
Who we are:
We’re Wellington’s answer to real, authentic Mexican food. Focused on sustainable, organic, ethical and truly delicious food, we source from local suppliers and are proud to be a conscious consumer business, as well as part of New Zealand’s Sustainable Business Network and a living wage employer.
With our trade and retail business growing - keep your eyes peeled this Spring! - we are looking for someone to step in to manage our flagship restaurant in Miramar. We already have a great team, a supportive local community, a loyal customer base, great suppliers, and amazing food.
Who you are:
You are a leader that is inspired and inspires. You’ve either managed restaurants, or you’ve worked in restaurants, have led teams in other kinds of enterprises and can see how you would transfer your leadership skills to a restaurant setting. You are eager to be a part of an ethical and wholesome brand that delivers real, delicious Mexican cuisine to New Zealand’s capital. You can see the big picture, opportunities to promote Boca and can guide others when needed. You believe we’re stronger together, and can both lead and model collaborative, cooperative behaviour.
As Restaurant Manager you are responsible for:
- Overall business management
- Staff management
- Facilities management
- Sales and Marketing
- Management of events and private bookings
- Front of House shift management
Why work with us? Because you want to be part of a bold experiment in restoring nourishment to the heart of a food business.
There was a time - not so long ago - when food was expected to be nourishing. But today we have a global food system which is fundamentally un-nourishing on so many levels. Whether through food waste, the use of toxic chemicals in food production, battery-raised animals, unsustainable fishing techniques, dangerous conditions for the people who harvest and process our food, or low wages for the people who cook and serve it to us, the ‘normal’ way to make food has become anything but nourishing.
Happily, there are lots of people who think it can be otherwise. There’s a global movement of people who want to heal the way we make, process, sell and consume food. La Boca Loca is part of that movement.
When we opened La Boca Loca, our vision was to build a restaurant that produced delicious food, in a fun environment, in a way that would be fundamentally nourishing to our customers, our team, our suppliers, the people who grow and harvest the food, the planet, and to our local community. This kind of mission cannot be realised without a strong, motivated, empowered and inspired team, which calls for inspired, empowering leadership. Is that you?
Overview of terms:
Reports to: Director (s), La Boca Loca Ltd
Location: Miramar, Wellington
FTE: Full-time, salaried
Remuneration: $55,000-$65,000 depending on experience
How to apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you think this might be the right role for you, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close 16 Oct.