Kitchen and (Organic) Garden Assistant

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at Organic Farm New Zealand (view profile)
Location Te Anau, Te Anau, New Zealand
Date Posted 07/11/2023
Category Vegetables
Job Type Need Staff Now
Number of Roles Available 3
Start Date 2023/10/23
End Date 2024/04/30
Starting Rate $25 - $27 / hour (part-time and full-time jobs available)
Job Benefits Transport, Free Wifi


About the Role

Organic Farm New Zealand (OFNZ) is located on a 30-minute drive from Te Anau. We manufacture a range of premium organic freeze-dried snacks utilising ingredients fresh from our onsite commercial gardens.

We are in search of a "Kitchen and Garden Assistant" to join our team. You will work both in our organic garden (indoor tunnel houses & outdoor beds), as well our food production facility as a kitchen hand.  Your daily tasks will be weather-dependent, allowing you to pivot between kitchen and garden duties, ensuring the smooth operation of both areas.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organic gardening tasks including:
    • Propagation and transplantation
    • Soil preparation & fertilisation
    • Weeding & pruning
    • Pest & disease control
    • Harvesting
  • Kitchen-Hand tasks including:
    • Washing produce
    • Food prep, including: washing, scrubbing, peeling, cutting, and chopping.
    • Basic cooking tasks such as: blanching, boiling, blending, steaming, drying.
    • Washing and appropriately storing all cooking appliances, instruments, utensils, cutting boards, and dishes.
    • General cleaning of food processing facility and associated areas and equipment.


  • No experience is required, all training will be provided
  • Work holiday visa and students welcome to apply
  • Self-motivated, responsible, and honest
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Full-time position (average 40 hr per week)
  • Permanent position may be available for the right candidate
  • Competitive salary
  • Work in pristine, natural surroundings
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