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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

  • Head Chef

    Location: Tauranga Salary: $70,000 - $75,000 salary Posted:

    We've been BUZZed and have what we believe is the best opportunity for a career minded Head Chef to create something special in the Bay!. If you have experience with modern Asian flavours, give us a BUZZ! Budgeting, menu costing, inventory management, staff recruitment, supplier arrangements, training and management...

  • Sous Chef

    Location: Tauranga Salary: $52,000 - $60,000 ($25 per hour) Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a new Sous Chef for a fresh Bay of Plenty venue that's all about big and bold Asian fusion flavours. If this culinary ethos sounds like you... give us a BUZZ! We are looking for someone creative who can assist the Head Chef day to day in leading the team to put out amazing food. If you have...

  • Head Chef

    Location: Tauranga Salary: N/A Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a new Head Chef to take over a fresh, funky venue in Tauranga. If you are looking for a role to really get your teeth into, where you can let your creative juice flow in the kitchen and really drive the business ahead... give us a BUZZ! We are looking for someone creative who can take contr...

  • Chef de Partie

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $22- $24 per hour Posted:

    We have been BUZZed & looking for a talented Chef de Partie. Business is booming, with record numbers flocking through the doors - this place is leading the way in running a successful restaurant. The Head Chef is looking for someone talented, that wants to cook interesting, seasonal cuisine and hone their skills in...

  • Temp Chefs

    Location: Hamilton Salary: $22 - $24 per hour + holiday pay Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and need 2 temp chefs to help out one of our clients in Hamilton, to assist with a large and ongoing catering assignment, for over 500 meals per day. We require 2 temp chefs for on going weekly work, that could potentially become full time positions for the right candidates. Travellers are welcom...

  • Bar Manager | Restauarant Supervisor

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $21 - $24 per hour Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find 2 talented, customer focussed, hospitality professionals, for 2 leading Christchurch venues. With business bouncing back, we have 2 full time positions up for grabs in August, BUZZIng?? Bar Manager Boasting a lively atmosphere throughout the week and into the weekend, we are looking for som...

  • Temp Chefs

    Location: Rotorua Salary: $22 - $25 per hour Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and need 2 temp chefs to help out one of our clients in Rotorua, over the school holiday period. With the busy season in full swing and local tourists arriving daily, this role will definitely keep you BUZZing. We require 2 temp chefs for on going weekly work, that could potentially become full t...

  • Financial Controller

    Location: Auckland City Salary: N/A Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a super analytical person to join a n iconic Auckland venue as Financial Controller! Reporting to the The General Manager, you will lead a small team and be responsible for providing financial expertise for the day-to-day running of this venue. If you have hospitality background and looking...

  • Bar Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $22 -$24 per hour Posted:

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

  • Food & Beverage Operations Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: N/A Posted:

    We've been BUZZed and have a BUZZing opportunity for proven hospitality manager to join The Hornby Club, as they near completions of their expanded Club. With a new multi faceted Club currently under construction, we are on the hunt for Food & Beverage Operations Manager to bring a BUZZ to the new Club! With members...