The BUZZ Team


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

  • Venue Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: Neg Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a new Venue Manager for the Goldi Group. A locals' favourite in Redwood for many years, Coasters Tavern is only minutes away from the city centre, yet perfectly located for all the amenities of north Christchurch, our beautiful pub boasts wonderful history and heritage, with a modern refurb...

  • Restaurant Manager

    Location: Wellington City Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 + KPI Bonus Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a knowledgeable and passionate Food and Beverage professional to take the lead the team to it's first "hat". This is a fantastic opportunity to join a standalone restaurant and stamp your mark in the Wellington hospitality scene. The missing link is a Front of House professional with the pa...

  • Food & Beverage Supervisor

    Location: Christchurch Salary: N/A Posted:

    Are you passionate about excellence? We've been BUZZed and looking for a leader to join the Distinction Hotel family in a challenging and essential role. You will be responsible for overseeing the operation of Restaurant, Bar and Conference & Meetings spaces, being accountable for responsible service and sale of alc...

  • Head Chef

    Location: Palmerston North Salary: N/A Posted:

    Are you looking for BUZZing new kitchen to start off 2020? We'll, we've been BUZZed to find a new Head Chef to take over a successful venue in Palmerston North. If you are looking for stable employment, where you can let your creative juice flow in the kitchen....give us a BUZZ! We are looking for someone creative, ...

  • Chef de Partie

    Location: South Island Other Salary: $23 - $25 per hour Posted:

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

  • Duty Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: TBC Posted:

    Are you passionate about excellence? We've been BUZZed and looking for a leader to join our family in a challenging and essential role. You will be responsible for overseeing the operation of entire hotel, being accountable for responsible service and sale of alcohol and the safety of our guests and colleagues while...

  • 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 Lodges You must be qualified, with all your chef gear (hat whites, knives, ...

  • Bar Manager

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 + benfits Posted:

    Bar Manager....its says it all. We need someone who can walk into the business, look from outside the box and implement effective management of the bar operations. Clevedon Hallertau has recently opened the doors and have been super busy since day they are adding a new position to keep the place BUZZing! So w...

  • Sous Chef | Chef de Partie | Temp Chefs

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $22- $25 + Holiday Pay + Kiwisaver Posted:

    The Christchurch hospitality scene is starting to BUZZ again 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 won't be cutting your hours back during winter and offer long term careers for those...

  • Account Manager - Hospitality

    Location: Auckland City Salary: OTE Package $110,000 Posted:

    We're looking for an accomplished Account Manager to make a BUZZ in the Auckland team, building on the solid foundations in place. The position will give you freedom to "own" your region, to plan and attack your clients while you enjoy great in-house support - ensuring you excel. The company offers and end to end te...

  • Evening Host | Maitre'D

    Location: Palmerston North Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 Posted:

    We've been BUZZed and looking for the ultimate Evening Host | Maitre'D for a this BUZZing hotel. 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 table service, exceeding customer expectations on a daily ba...

  • Temp Chefs | Queenstown

    Location: Queenstown Salary: N/A Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and need 2 temp chefs to help out one of our clients in Queenstown. With the busy season in full swing and Tourists arriving daily this role will definitely keep you buzzing. We require a temp chef for a 6 week assignment, that could potentially become a full time positions for the right candidat...

  • Breakfast Chef

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

    We've been BUZZed to find a early morning riser, a Breakfast / Functions Chef. If you have experience cooking in a commercial / hotel kitchen and looking for something to keep you busy, give us a BUZZ! The successful candidate will be a qualified and highly experienced Chef thats an early morning person and highly o...

  • Temp Chef

    Location: Hamilton Salary: Up tp $25 p/h + Holiday pay + kiwisaver Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and need a temp chef to help out the kitchen team during this busy summer season. If you are an experienced chef, that can hit the ground running, give us a BUZZ! Duties will include baking, short order cooking and making cabinet food. Trade is day time only, so you have your evenings free to do ...