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The BUZZ Team

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Ben Crossen APRCSA

Director and Principal Consultant

Ben is a Foundation member of BUZZ and is now the owner and Managing Director of BUZZ. Over the past ten years Ben has consistently been the top performing Hospitality, Tourism and Travel recruiter in New Zealand and has worked with some of Australasia's top establishments,

Ben spent five years living and working overseas, where he found his calling for recruitment, working in the competitive UK market for two years. With over ten years recruitment experience across the Hospitality, Travel & Tourism sector in New Zealand, Ben has a industry reputation for getting the job done, without compromising on quality of service. , With his industry network reaching a  wide range of job seekers, Ben speacialises on engaging those not actively looking. 

An out of the Box recruiting innovator, Ben is known for his working relationships with leadership and his experience in niche searches.  

Ben's latest roles

  • Demi Chef de Partie

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $18 - $20 per hour Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and currently looking for an experience Demi Chef to assist in the running high profile kitchen operation. The successful candidate will be a qualified and highly experienced Commis Chef ready to take the next step or a CDP looking to learn in a formal environment. If you are currently working in...

  • Assistant Venue Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: 53000 - $57,000 + KPI bonus Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a natural leader, someone willing to schmooze the guest and keep this hospitality venue one step ahead of the pack. We are looking for a high performing Assistant Venue Manager to ensure that all customer expectations are met by maintaining high service levels. If you are looking for the ne...

  • Restaurant Manager - Luxury Lodge

    Location: North Island Other Salary: $55,000 + $60,000 Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a knowledgeable and passionate Food and Beverage professional. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an 5 star property & stamp your mark in the New Zealand hospitality scene. The missing link is a Food & Beverage professional with the passion, skills, pizzazz and vision to deliver servic...

  • Commis Chef

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $18.00 - $18.50 Posted:

    We are BUZZing about an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, committed and experienced Commis with talent. Here is the chance to build a long term career with a well established NZ employer. This is an opportunity to be part of a team that prides itself on providing an excellent range of seasonal dishes that refle...

  • Head Chef

    Location: Queenstown Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 + KPI Bonus + Benefits Posted:

    We have been BUZZed to find a talented kitchen manager that can lead, inspire & control the kitchen operations. The business is solid and has a local following and after a recent facelift is cranking. With a loyal clientele that is ever growing we now seek a true leader to continue the BUZZ in the kitchen. Reporting...

  • Breakfast Chef

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $47,000 - $50,000 + benefits Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a early morning riser, a Breaky Chef. The new Executive has some huge plans & the cuisine is going to be innovative. If you like getting up and the crack of dawn & having the afternoons free - give us a BUZZ! The successful candidate will be a qualified and highly experienced Chef ready to ...

  • Chef de Partie

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $48,000 - $50,000 + benefits Posted:

    We are BUZZing about an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and experienced Chef de Partie with talent. Here is the chance to build a long term career with a well established NZ employer. This is an opportunity to be part of a team that prides itself on providing an excellent range of seasonal dishes that reflects...

  • Executive Sous Chef

    Location: Te Anau Salary: N/A Posted:

    We have been BUZZed & looking for a talented Executive Sous Chef looking for 1 more step before they take the reins of their own kitchen brigade. If you are looking to learn from a highly proficient Executive Chef and progress your career to the next level...give us a BUZZ! Distinction Hotel & Villa, Te Anau is an e...

  • Group Events, Sales & Experience Co-ordinator

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 + benefits Posted:

    Are you an experienced hospitality manager looking to utilise your skills within the industry? We'll we've been BUZZed! The BUZZing position of Group Events, Sales & Experience Co-ordinator is to manage, maximise and grow the functions, events and pre-booked sales of the venues, by delivering strategic sales action ...

  • Executive Housekeeper

    Location: Christchurch Salary: N/A Posted:

    We've been BUZZed and have an opportunity for a seasoned Executive Housekeeper to join the team in New Zealand. We now seek someone ready to stamp their style and standards on the housekeeping department. If you are looking for the next step in your career, then give us a BUZZ! With a loyal and dedicated workforce a...