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

  • Assistant Venue Manager

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

  • Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

    Location: Te Anau Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 p/a Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find an Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, looking to round their skills and take the next step into hotel management. Working alongside the management team to take control and accountability for the F&B department! This is a "hands on" position that will test everything you have learnt so far i...

  • Executive Chef

    Location: Christchurch Salary: N/A Posted:

    Are you a resourceful chef, with exposure to ala carte and bespoke function? Do you still get a thrill from service and mentoring the next generation of chefs? Looking for a stable employer with an award winning salary? Well, we might just be able to get you BUZZing! We are looking for a leader to take control of th...

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

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $20 - $25 per hour 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...

  • Restaurant Manager

    Location: Te Anau Salary: $55,000 - $58,000 p/a Posted:

    Do you pride yourself on excellent hospitality industry knowledge, attention to detail & customer service? Are you a hands on manager that can drive the restaurant service to deliver excellence? With customers flocking through the doors, we now need a Restaurant Manager to lead, guide and run the team during food se...

  • Executive Assistant Manager - EAM

    Location: Other Locations Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 Posted:

    We've been BUZZed and have a rare Executive Assistant Managers position up for grabs. EAM position are so rare these days but give you a chance to round out your skills before becoming a General Manager. We are looking for a EAM with a strong career background in Food & Beverage, within 4.5/5 star hotels, with inter...

  • Maintenance Manager

    Location: Wellington Salary: $65,000 + benefits Posted:

    We have a BUZZing opportunity that would suit someone with plenty of energy and enthusiasm, that is willing to roll up their sleeves and give anything a go!! If you like variety in your working week and have a "can do" approach to life...why not give us a BUZZ! The Maintenance Technician reports directly to the Main...

  • Head Chef

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 + benefits Posted:

    We have been BUZZed & looking for a talented Chef to say "I'm ready to step up round off their cooking skills into kitchen management. If you are an experienced Sous Chef ready to lead a kitchen team but just need a little help with the back office processes, we can help, it's time to get BUZZing!!! The ideal person...

  • Sous Chef

    Location: Queenstown Salary: $22 per hour Posted:

    We have been BUZZed to find a talented Sous Chef. The business is solid and has a local following...growing by the day. With a loyal clientele that is ever growing we now seek a truely talented Sous to continue the BUZZ in the kitchen. Ideally you will have been at Sous Chef level for at least 2 years working in a f...