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 & Sous Chef | Blenheim

    Location: Blenheim Salary: $24 - $27 per hour + company benefits Posted:

    Popular venues providing the ultimate dining experience, in a casual setting! True destination spots like no other. BUZZing??? Head Chef $25 - $27 per hour We have been BUZZed to find a talented kitchen manager that can lead, inspire & control the kitchen operations. The business is solid, has a local following and ...

  • Restaurant Manager

    Location: Queenstown Salary: Salary NZD $60,000 - $62,000 + company 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 Restaurant Manager to ensure that all customer expectations are met by maintaining high service levels. If you are looking for the next st...

  • Executive Sous Chef

    Location: Wellington City Salary: $65,000 - $68,000 NZD + Company Benefits Posted:

    We have been BUZZed & looking for a talented Chef to say "I'm ready to step up" & start an amazing journey of culinary dreams. If you are an experienced chef with international experience & looking to hone their skills in a spectacular environment, it's time to get BUZZing!!! The ideal person will be a classically t...

  • Head Chef | Queenstown

    Location: Queenstown Salary: N/A Posted:

    I have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Sous Chef to take that first step into a Head Chef Role or a current Head Chef looking for a lifestyle change. If you are looking to expand your career in the hospitality industry, then give us a BUZZ!! The ideal person will be someone that has sound knowledge of food...