Our People

At Hygge we want everyone to feel welcome, comfortable and safe. Not only our guests, but EVERYONE — that includes our staff. We Have a fantastic environment where we enjoy ourselves while delivering an experience people keep coming back for.

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Meet Our Team

Robyn and Kerry Brannigan
Owners

Some 8 years back Robyn had an idea of creating a “PLACE”, where people especially (after many years in early childhood as kindergarten teacher) mothers and children could go and feel all the things home offers where the whole family could enjoy.

Victor Gouk Siu Teck
Head Chef

My name is Victor Gouk and I grew up in a place called Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. I am currently working at Hygge at Clifton Bay as Head Chef.

Joanne Thornton
Cabinet Food Specialist

I have been working in the hospitality industry for quite a few years.

Working at Hygge

Having a strong social conscience where people are our focus along with the world we all live in is key to Hygge. Everyone is responsible for themselves and this makes us all responsible to each other. An optimistic outlook on life with dedication to what we do backed by an attitude to deliver through hard work and focus adds to a team that care about what they do.

Hygge practices OPEN BOOK MANAGEMENT where everyone at Hygge gets to participate in the key financial drivers that make the business successful. Personal input and understanding are rewarded with payment incentives for performance above expected. Staff buy into the philosophy of Hygge working together to achieve results ahead of planned and the personal financial rewards that come with it.

If you want to be a part of something more than a job, get in touch. We would all love to meet you.

Email — hygge@cliftonbaycafe.co.nz
Phone — 02954337226