The BUZZ Team


Simon Baker

Senior Career Designer

Simon grew up within the Hospitality Industry though his parents. He completed his Hospitality Studies at CPIT. Upon completing his studies Simon headed to Europe and spent nearly eight years running Bars and Nightclubs before returning to New Zealand and becoming an Operations Manager for a Hospitality Group in Wellington. Simon then went on to owning his own restaurant for over six years before he found recruitment.

Having now been involved in Hospitality Recruitment for over three years, Simon, as a Career Designer for BUZZ loves connecting quality Candidates and Clients together

Simon's latest roles

  • Head Chef

    Location: Christchurch Salary: NZD $65,000 - $70,0000 Posted:

    Join the new BUZZ around town. You will become part of the family and define your career in a thriving, supportive environment. Opportunity for a Head Chef to lead and pass on their experience and knowledge to a passionate team. Ideally you will have been at Sous Chef level for at least 4 years or a Head Chef for 2 ...

  • Restaurant Supervisor

    Location: South Island Other Salary: N/A Posted:

    Reporting directly to the Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, the F&B supervisor will become the face of the business, the heart and soul of the front of house and a point of contact for customers. Your ability to build a rapport with foreign tourists and casual diners will be your main focus. You will possess excell...

  • Duty Manager

    Location: Hawkes Bay Salary: N/A Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a dedicated Duty Manager to add some spice to their career. With this local Havelock North hospitality venue in full swing, we require the services of an experienced Duty Manager. If you know the meaning of hospitality and want to showcase your passion, give us a BUZZ! As this is a senior p...

  • General Manager

    Location: Auckland City Salary: Base salary + bonus + kiwisaver + Vehicle Posted:

    WOW - we've been BUZZed to find a super talented General Manager to take the reign of one of Auckland's most diverse portfolios. This would suit someone who has at least 10 years experience in leadership roles, driving multiple outlets. The time has come for a new General Manager - BUZZing???? We are looking for a h...

  • Event Operations Manager

    Location: Wellington City Salary: Salaried Position paying NZD $60,000 - $70,000 + K Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a knowledgeable and passionate Food and Beverage professional. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a destination Wellington venue & stamp your mark in the New Zealand hospitality scene. The missing link is an Events Operations Manager with hands on passion, skills, pizzazz and vision to...