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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

  • Restaurant Manager

    Location: Queenstown Salary: $21 - $24 per hour + benefits Posted:

    WOW - we've been BUZZed to find a super talented hospo hero. We seek an experienced Restaurant Manager to become the face of the business, the heart and soul of the staff and create a culture where hospitality is seen as much more than a job - a profession to be proud of. If you are a "hands on" hospo professional l...

  • Demi Chef

    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...

  • Executive Chef

    Location: North Shore Salary: $90,000 package Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a career minded Executive Chef to lead the team, drive the business forward & WOW the consumer, offering a clear point of difference in the competitive Auckland dining scene. If you are up for a challenge and want to contribute to putting this restaurant on the food map and make a name for ...

  • Group Executive Sous Chef

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $70,000 - $80,000 + KPI's + Benefits Posted:

    We're been BUZZed and have what we believe is one of the best opportunities for an experienced Executive / Head Chef, looking for a pathway out of the kitchen, without having to give up the pay check! This position is a balanced role between hands on training and development, with planning and business / menu develo...

  • Temp Chef - Immediate start

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $22 - S30 per hour , plus H/Pay, Kiwisaver Posted:

    Buzzing opportunity for a qualified chefs to join the BUZZ temp team. We have a number of clients looking for experienced, qualified and professional chefs...that can walk in and hit the ground running. Assignments include: Hotels Restaurant Catering Companies You must be qualified, with all your chef gear (hat whit...

  • Lodge Evening Host

    Location: Rotorua Salary: $23 - $25 per hour Posted:

    We've been BUZZed and looking for the ultimate GUEST HOST for a high profile property in Rotorua. We require a charismatic, flexible HOST to assist in all facets of the business and give true kiwi hospitality. If you love fine food & wine, delivering 5 star service, exceeding customer expectations on a daily basis -...

  • Head Chef

    Location: Rotorua Salary: TBC Posted:

    Are you looking for a position that offers you a challenge of a daily changing menu whilst working in the luxury end of the hospitality industry? Are you hands on, creative and mot of all level headed? If you want to create food for a discerning clientele....give us a BUZZ! We are looking for a culinary professional...

  • Jnr Sous Chef - Lodge

    Location: South Island Other Salary: N/A Posted:

    Exciting new role great for the CV and saving some dollars. We are looking for a culinary professional with the drive and passion who has been exposed to contemporary cuisine. Working closely with the Executive Chef you will have the understanding and the foresight to deliver quality and professionalism as a team. T...

  • Boutique Hotel Host | Wine Ambassador

    Location: Rotorua Salary: Hourly rate + commission Posted:

    With a small but professional work force and business BUZZing at the seams, we seek a hospitality professional to become an "Evening Host" This role has it all. Working with a small team of dedicated industry professional and reporting to the General Manager, you will strive to be the ultimate host. No task is too b...

  • Sous Chef

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $24 - $26 + holiday pay Posted:

    Are you looking for a position where you get heaps of variety? What about something where you don't have the docket machine screaming at you all day? Are you a Chef that just gets on with the task at hand, smashes out quality food and wants to get paid a decent wage for doing so? Maybe we have the job to get you BUZ...

  • Program Services Manager

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $75,000 - $80,000 + KPI's Posted:

    Does Adventure Travel get you BUZZing??? This business is all about changing lives of their travellers, employees and communities in which we work and travel. As one of the largest players in the market, of international travel, adventure and discovery, they continue to expand their footprint in the South Pacific an...

  • Jnr Sous Chef

    Location: Te Anau Salary: $22 per hour + discounted Accommodation Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and looking for a talented Hotel 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! The ideal person will be a classically train...

  • Restaurant and Bar Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 + KPI's + Benefits Posted:

    WOW - we've been BUZZed to find a super talented hospo hero. We seek Operations Manager - Restaurant & Bar to become the face of the business, the heart and soul of the staff and create a culture where hospitality is seen as much more than a job - a profession to be proud of. If you are a "hand on" hospo professiona...

  • Regional Director of Sales & Marketing

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $120,000 + 15% KPI Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a Regional Director of Sales & Marketing. The person is responsible for the short and long term strategic direction of National key accounts and specific market segments (corporate, government, leisure and conference); and will ensure that the strategy and account management processes are i...

  • Regional Director of Sales & Marketing

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $120,000 + 15% KPI Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a Regional Director of Sales & Marketing. The person is responsible for the short and long term strategic direction of National key accounts and specific market segments (corporate, government, leisure and conference); and will ensure that the strategy and account management processes are i...

  • Travel Account Manager

    Location: Auckland City Salary: Neg Posted:

    We've been BUZZed & have a juicy position available in the luxury inbound market. Recognised as one of the worlds leading inbound destination management companies and experiencing a massive period of growth, they now seek a Travel Account Manager to join their BUZZing team. If you have an absolute passion for NZ, kn...

  • Restaurant Manager - Luxury Lodge

    Location: North Island Other Salary: $55,000 + benefits 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...

  • Senior Chef de Partie

    Location: South Island Other Salary: $22 per hour + free accommodation Posted:

    Snr Chef de Partie - Live in contract August - June $22 p/h free Accomm If you are looking for a position that will enhance your career offshore, then this is for you. We are looking for a CDP thats been exposed to high end dining / luxury lodges. You will get to work a mixture of AM / PM shifts, including winemaker...

  • Restaurant | Functions Co-ordinator

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $19 - $20 per hour Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a knowledgeable and passionate hospitality service professional, that has the passion for running an effective restaurant service. The missing link is a Food and Beverage professional with the passion, skills, pizzazz and vision to deliver service second to none. Are you BUZZing? This will ...