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Cook Staff

Carterton, Wellington Region, New Zealand
September 30, 2018

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Address: */*** ******* ****** ************, New Zealand

Home phone: 006*-**-***-****

Mobile phone: 027-***-****



My passion is my work!

Good home cooking and baking, ethnic& international repertoire as necessary and variety for remote cooking. Using health conscious ingredients to adapt styles for people’s preference.

I have spent years cooking in the southern Ocean NZ.

Ocean/boat work requires the ability to meet the needs of individuals and consider all the variables of timing, weather, movements and dietary needs. No job is ever the same, a lot of similarities with exploration/drilling remote camps. I try to maintain a philosophical outlook on life and I enjoy outdoor challenges. I live my work, adapt to different environments with interest in its surrounding and history.

I listen carefully to the standards and quality my employer wants me to achieve and the deliver according to these requirements.

I am a Contract Cook! – Exceptional Handshake!


STONEY CREEK SHIPPING COMPANY – Vessel Claymore 11 2017 - 2018

Just completed in May 5 x Voyages to Pitcairn Island, delivering cargo. Cooking for 10 crew. Also 3 x rotations from Manereva Island (Lower Tahitian group) with passengers, each voyage from Tauranga. 50 day duration, approx. 30,000 miles of the Pacific Ocean in total. Always cooking well balanced nutritious meals as well as Stock control and ordering for 50 days.

OTAGO UNIVERSITY – Biology Department New Zealand. June 2016

Cooked for 40 pax, fourth year Biology Students at the Deep Cove lodge for eight days.

Very successful and well enjoyed.

REAL JOURNEYS – Meridian Lodge Cook – Manapouri – Fiordland, New Zealand March 2015- May 2016

Duties: Catering for Contractors on the West Arm Hydro Station, Meridian Lodge New Zealand.

Breakfast, Baking, Lunch and Dinners for contracted staff.

RIO TINTO HAMERSLEY PASTROL STATION – Station Cook – Philbara May - October 2014

Duties: Cooking for station staff, breakfast, lunch and dinner

Maintaining hygiene standards of kitchen

Running to budget of stores

Cleaning staff quarters for incoming contractors and staff

RIO TINTO EXPLORATION RTX – Camp Cook – Yandi, Munjina, Marandon, 2013

Western Australia

Duties: Full running of the camp kitchen

Cooking for camp groups and staff

Purchasing and ordering supplies

Exploration drilling camps – Pilbara

NOKOMAI STATION – Station Cook 2010-2013

Duties: Ordering, purchasing and controlling food and stocks

Cooking for staff and groups of shepherds, helicopter crews, guests and doing musters

Running cook shop and gardens

PORT NELSON – Labourer – Nelson 2009


10-12 hour days – shift work

Duties: Wrapping chains around logs before they were loaded on ships

SEAWORKS LIMITED – Gallery Cook – Wellington 2008-2009

Meridian Energy windfarm – large barge – moved 68 tower components across Cook Strait.

Duties: Ordering and purchasing food

Cooking for Crew of 5 skippers and 2 captains

Ensuring quality and correct storage of food

RIO TINTO EXPLORATION RTX – Camp Cook – Kiadiedre 2008

First exploration drilling – Pilbara

Duties: Full running of camp kitchen

Cooking for camp groups and staff

Purchasing & ordering supplies

SEAWORKS LIMITED – Gallery Cook – Wellington 2007 - 2008

Smaller fishing vessels, all different contracts offshore

Duties: Ordering and purchasing food

Ensuring quality and correct storage of food

Planning meals, timing and quantities


Chef de pate, Red Boat Milford Pride – Milford. Buffets for up to 300 people

Eight Voyages – Southern Ocean NZ – Sub Antarctic – Auckland Islands – Campbell Islands

Clients: Natural History Unit, NZ – Filming trips, Department of Conservation, whaling

Expeditions, seals, pigs, botanists and biologists.

2x expeditions to Chatham Islands NZ – diving, bio diversity and ornithologists.

Bounties, Antipodes, Snares Islands

Much work around Stewart Island NZ shores

Long line tuna trip off Greymouth NZ – Nauticus Star, tuna quota year

Southern Ocean – Fiordland NZ – Many fishing, hunting and diving trips on various fishing vessels.

A La Carte Southsea’s Hotel, Stewart Island – Cooked for up to 120 people each night

2000 – 2005 Alliance Group LTD, Lorneville plant, 5 seasons – slaughter board, gut trays, broomy and urine extractor

1999 – 2000 Managed Portifino Restaurant – Raratonga

Sailed EVOHE to Cook Islands expedition

Voluntarily worked on a Polynesian Vaka – Te Aro Tonga, earned place to crew the Vaka canoe and cook from Raratonga to Auckland NZ.

1995 – 2002 Business Owner/Operator of Bev’s Place, Dunedin, NZ.

Made all food, baking, homemade pies. Great clientele, enjoyable and successful. Lots of catering for crew at all Blacks v Scotland test at Carisbrook Dunedin NZ, Silver Fern test matches, weddings and business functions.


Ocean work, Adventures with Cooking, Working, Food and Reading.


Referees are available on request. I also have a number of written references available by request.

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