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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

  • Food & Beverage Operations Manager

    Location: Hamilton Salary: N/A Posted:

    WOW - we've been BUZZed to find a super talented hospo hero. We seek a Food & Beverage Operations 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 "hand on" hospo professional...

  • Restaurant Supervisor

    Location: Queenstown Salary: 19 - $21 per hour Posted:

    WOW - we've been BUZZed to find a super talented hospitality staff. We seek experienced hospitality staff 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 professiona...

  • Senior Leisure Travel Consultant

    Location: Christchurch Salary: Neg Posted:

    Is it time for a new challenge, direction or scene? Have you helped people BUZZ around the world for the past few years? Are looking for variety in your work - Corporate, Leisure & Groups? Well we might just have something to get you BUZZing!!! We are looking for a travel professional to join a full service TMC on a...

  • Commis / Larder Chef

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $19 per hour Posted:

    Business is at an all-time high, so we need an extra pair of hands in the kitchen. We are looking for a KP/Commis with a minimum of 1 years experience wanting to learn more in a fast paced environment. The ability to work in an intimate team and multi-task with speed and accuracy will come naturally. You will have a...

  • Kitchen Hand

    Location: Christchurch Salary: Starting on $16.50 per hour Posted:

    We are looking for an experienced Kitchen Porter or a "fresshy" wanting to learn more. The ability to work in an intimate team and multi-task with speed and accuracy will come naturally. You will have a great passion for food and a desire to learn and develop your culinary skills. You will be in charge preparing the...

  • 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 General Manager Manager | Customer Host

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $22 per hour Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a dedicated Duty Manager to add some spice to their career. With the doors about to open on a BUZZing new venue, we require the services of an experienced Duty Manager ready to take the next step in their career. If you know the meaning of hospitality and want to showcase your passion, give...

  • Head Chef - Earth & Sky

    Location: South Island Other Salary: $75,000 - $85,000 + Relocation + Benefits Posted:

    With a stunning new lakefront venue almost complete, we've been BUZZed to find a Head Chef, to lead and inspire the kitchen team at Earth & Sky, Tekapo! We are looking for an experienced kitchen leader, who is energetic, motivated and thrives in a fast paced, dynamic environment. If you are looking for a new start u...

  • Career Chefs.... Sous Chef and Chef de Partie's

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $19 - $25 per hour | $55,000 Posted:

    The Christchurch hospitality scene is BUZZIng and we have some cracking positions available for those committed to the industry, raising the bar and continuing the resurgence of the hospitality industry. These kitchen wont be cutting your hours back during winter and offer long term careers for those committed. Sous...

  • Conference Co-ordinator

    Location: Hamilton Salary: TBC Posted:

    We've been BUZZed & have an outstanding career move for an experienced & motivated Conference & Sales Coordinator. We are looking for a charismatic and confident communicator who thrives on maximising opportunities for growth & gets a BUZZ out of succeeding. If you're a results driven sales professional - give me a ...

  • Food and Beverage Manager

    Location: Hamilton Salary: TBC Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a Food & Beverage professional looking to take the next step and round their skills and grab the title of Food and Beverage Manager. With full control and accountability for the F&B department and extra responsibilities across the hotel operations, this is a "hands on" position that will te...

  • Executive Sous Chef - Conference & Events - Australia

    Location: Australia Salary: $85,000 - $88,000 + Benefits Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and looking for talented kiwi chef to cross the ditch on a journey of culinary dreams. We are looking for committed Executive Sous Chef, to assist with the conference & events and outdoor catering. If your looking to work in a spectacular environment, where you can really concentrate on your care...