NIHI SUMBA was voted the #1 Hotel in the World two years in a row by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine. As our company continues to expand, we are looking for dynamic, experienced and energetic individuals to join us.

If you believe you have what it takes to make a difference to the staff of NIHI Sumba, the Sumbanese people and NIHI Sumba’s high profile guests, please send your CV and motivational letter to [email protected].



Executive Chef

We are currently searching for a highly energetic and passionate personality to lead culinary creation at NIHI Sumba.
The chosen candidate will be responsible for the consistent preparation of innovative, creative cuisine with focus on quality, presentation and flavor. The position will require strong abilities in daily food preparations and staff management in accordance with NIHI SUMBA’s very high attention to detailed standards.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Successful running of the two main NIHI restaurants, as well as 2 specialist dining outlets which feature Mex’Ikan (Mexican) & Kaboku (Japanese) cuisine.
  • Responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen while managing areas of profit, stock, wastage control, hygiene practices and training within the kitchen.
  • Displays sound leadership in guest hospitality while exemplifying excellent customer service and creating a positive atmosphere for both staff and guest relations.
  • Ability to teach menu preparation in accordance to well defined recipes, while following up through constant evaluation of ways to improve cuisine at the NIHI property.
  • Actively involved in menu development and maintaining updated and accurate costing of all dishes prepared and sold in the Food and Beverage operation.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and kitchen sanitation standards as well as proper grooming and hygiene standards for all kitchen staff.
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on food quality, presentation and service levels.
  • Able to perform additional duties as requested by the hotel management as and when required.


  • 3 Year Hospitality Management or equivalent Culinary university degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years experiences in a similar capacity in an international five-star hotel, with a strong background in HACCP procedures and application.
  • Excellent spoken/written English with solid communication skills.
  • Proficiency with computers and computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Overseas and Indonesian culinary work experience is desirable.
  • Approaches food in a creative and interesting manner.
  • Ability to create new menus with a sound understanding of all aspects about a kitchen, staffing, scheduling etc.
  • A positive attitude with a commitment to delivering high levels of customer service.
  • Adheres to company grooming standards.
  • Able to manage and organize a team.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts.