Careers 2018-01-13T04:57:41+00:00

Nihi Sumba Island was recently voted the #1 Hotel in the World for the 2nd year in row by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine. As our company continues to grow, we’re looking for dynamic, experienced and energetic individuals to join us. These highly talented and internationally experienced candidates will join an incredibly talented team on-location, to grow our business even further.

We are looking to fill the following positions*:


We’re looking for a highly talented, creative, innovative and experienced individual who’ll be able to take our incredible food quality & service standards to even higher levels.

  • Access to fantastic local and international produce, and a quality supportive team already in place and responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen, and will manage areas of profit, stock, wastage control, hygiene practices and training within the kitchen team
  • Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related functions
  • Be very much a ‘hands-on’ manager who will lead by example to the team
  • Energetic and great team player
  • Work closely with the Director of F&B to upgrade the overall culinary product quality
  • Coordinates and creates new menus, purchasing, staffing and food preparation for the property’s restaurant daily
  • Control and analyses sales, costs, issuing of food, quality and presentation of food products, condition and cleanliness of facilities and equipment, guest satisfaction and culinary marketing
  • Works with the Management Team to improve guest and employee satisfaction, while maintaining, and delicately balancing the operating budget
  • Must ensure perfect hygiene, sanitation and food standards are achieved
  • Work with the Human Resources department for all the employees development programs and HR requirements


  • Completion of an associate degree, Bachelor or equivalent from an accredited culinary or hospitality school
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as Executive Sous, Head or Executive  Chef in a multi outlets, up market, world class branded hotel, resort or cruise ship
  • Excellent command of English plus great presentation & communication skills
  • Hands-on professional with a solid food & beverage background and the passion for quality and excellence
  • Positive energetic attitude, good communication skills, committed to delivering a high level of customer service
  • Experience working in remote areas

If you believe you have what it takes to make a difference to the staff of Nihi Sumba Island, the Sumbanese people and Nihi Sumba Island’s high profile guests, please send your cv and motivational letter to hr@nihi.com