Mentoring Young Chefs

Young rising chefs will have the opportunity to capitalise on the skills and experience of some of the country’s most successful restaurant chefs in a bid to advance their careers in a new mentoring programme. Five positions are available as part of Ora King Salmon’s new Next Generation mentoring programme. The aim is to help the successful applicants, commis and chef de partie with two-to-three year’s kitchen experience, develop the skills to excel in the industry.

The programme will be split into two stages; one week stage at the allocated mentor’s restaurant between March and May and a one day workshop and follow up day in Auckland with topics covered by mentors and industry experts such as leadership, life balance, provenance, social media, trends and dish inspiration.

The mentoring programme combines hands on experience and theoretical modules, both mentored by some of our leading kitchen professionals. Entries for the Ora King New Generation mentoring programme can be found on