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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

  • Senior Reception / Duty Manager (Live in)

    Location: Rotorua Salary: Salary + studio apartment Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a customer oriented person, looking for a step into the hotel industry? Do you have an infections smile, warming personality and can do attitude? If you are looking for a position in Rotorua and have intimate knowledge of the city, give us a BUZZ! Reporting to the General Manager, will work...

  • Chef de Partie - Nelson

    Location: Nelson Salary: $25 - $27 per hour Posted:

    With consistent rave reviews and business booming, this restaurant is looking to bring on a new Sous Chef to complement the team! You won't find any packet-mix nonsense in this kitchen, it's all about fistfuls of freshness! Fresh and local ingredients are key, along with flavours that speak for themselves. If this c...

  • Sous Chef

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $60,000 Posted:

    With consistent rave reviews and business booming, they have decided to open up another site! We've been BUZZed to find a Sous Chef, to work closely with the Group Executive Chef and help get this place up and running! If you are looking for a new home in the kitchen, why not give us a BUZZ! You won't find any packe...

  • 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...

  • Front Office Manager

    Location: Palmerston North Salary: N/A Posted:

    Get BUZZing with a fantastic opportunity to secure a management position in within the Rooms Division. If you are experienced, dynamic, ambitious and enthusiastic Front Office professional, why not make the move and lead the front office team. If you are looking to join a progressive hotel company with room for prof...

  • Bar Manager

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

    We've been BUZZed to find a talented, customer focussed Bar Manager for a well established and successful venue within the CBD. Boasting a lively atmosphere throughout the week and into the weekend, we are looking for someone to take ownership of the bar operations and become the face of the business and breath supe...

  • Temp Chef | South Island

    Location: South Island Other Salary: $25 - $30 per hour + holiday pay + kiwisaver Posted:

    We've been BUZZed so many times, we are calling for backup, to head down South and help a number of kitchens. We have Lodges, Hotels, Restaurants, Wineries, Golf Courses.....you name it...and they all need staff. Here's the process: Tell us what you are looking for We will present positions that match you skills set...

  • Head Chef

    Location: Christchurch Salary: OTE $85,000 package Posted:

    We're been BUZZed and have that "work life balance" Head Chef position that you have been working for, without compromising the salary package. With the roster having the Head Chef doing no more than 45 a week, this position gives you a life outside of the kitchen, with a mixture of day/nights shifts. You write the ...

  • Chefs Chefs and more Chefs

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $23 - $30 per hour - holiday pay Posted:

    Summer is knocking on our door and this means Chefs are in high demand. We have a number of vacancies throughout the South Island. If you have your whites, knives and looking for something over the summer, then give us a BUZZ! Here is a snapshot if what we are looking for: Head Chef - Blenheim 4-6 weeks immediate st...

  • Chef de Partie | Sous Chef

    Location: Blenheim Salary: $24 - $27 per hour Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and currently looking for an experienced Sous Chef to assist in the running of the high profile winery kitchen. The busy season is just around the corner so we seek a highly organised chef to join the team for the summer, With a reputation for excellence and working with the freshest ingredients ...

  • Senior Chef

    Location: Queenstown Salary: $26 - $29 per hour Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and currently looking for an experienced Sous Chef to assist in the running of the high profile winery kitchen. The busy season is just around the corner so we seek a highly organised chef to join the team for the summer, With a reputation for excellence and working with the freshest ingredients ...

  • Travel Account Manager

    Location: Auckland City Salary: N/A 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...

  • Private Housekeeper & Handyman

    Location: Hamilton Salary: $100,000 + Free Accommodation Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find 2 people, to assist a very busy but private family in the running of their property - both inside and out. The family of 5 do live an extremely busy life, with many work commitments outside of the region. THey are looking for a couple to blend in with the family and assist them in running k...