Restaurants & Cafes Jobs for Backpackers

Restaurant & Cafe Jobs for Backpackers in New Zealand

Short-term jobs in restaurants and cafes can usually be found at the beginning of a season (in the South Island and in parts of the North Island, there is also a ski season during which help is often needed). For these jobs, you will need a good command of the English language so you would not mess up orders, and you need to be able to look neat and tidy at all times. The advantage of this kind of job is that you can usually earn a few tips if you do your job well, and if you just work part-time, you will also be able to spend some time with sight-seeing and travelling around the area.

Kitchen Hand

Bespoke kitchen Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 27th June 2022

Bespoke kitchen is looking for a KITCHEN-HAND .Queenstown is a beautiful, Fun & energetic place to be and our... Read more

New

Various Roles - Senior Chef/ Junior Chef/ Kitchen Hand

Herba Gourmet Christchurch CBD, Christchurch

Published: 24th June 2022

We're looking for new team members for our exciting growing business!* Head Chef/ Kitchen Manager (Would suit... Read more

New

Evening Kitchen Assistant

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 22nd June 2022

Evening Kitchen AssistantThis is an exciting opportunity to join a growing business offering evening work in... Read more

Kitchen Chefs (accommodation Options Available + Winter Bonus Rates!)

Fergburger/Fergbaker/Mrs Ferg/Ferg's Bar Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 20th June 2022

Come and work in our Famous Fergburger Kitchen!Based in beautiful Queenstown where fun and adventure exists all... Read more

Chef / Cook At Historic Country Pub

Silverstream Hotel Kimbell, Mackenzie

Published: 15th June 2022

Join us at the Silverstream Hotel in the beautiful Mackenzie Region, South Island, New Zealand, right at the base of... Read more

Front Of House

Fergburger/Fergbaker/Mrs Ferg/Ferg's Bar Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 9th June 2022

Fergburger, Fergbaker, Mrs Ferg and Ferg's Bar are looking for Front of House staff to join the team!Do you have... Read more

Chef

Bennetts Cafe Mangawhai, Northland

Published: 16th May 2022

Bennetts Cafe is a stylish daytime cafe located in the heart of Mangawhai.We are looking to recruit an... Read more

Bennetts Cafe - Front Of House

Bennetts Cafe Mangawhai, Northland

Published: 16th May 2022

www.bom.co.nzBennetts Cafe is a stylish daytime cafe located in the heart of Mangawhai.We are seeking a... Read more

Kitchen Assistant

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 10th May 2022

Burrito Craft Wanaka are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join our friendly team. This is an exciting opportunity... Read more

Chef

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 10th May 2022

Burrito Craft Wanaka are looking for a chef or an experienced cook to join our team.This is an exciting... Read more

Chef

Globe Restaurant Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 9th May 2022

Globe Restaurant, recently opened 01.02.2022, serves international sharing plates with a drinks list to match. We... Read more

Fancy Working By The Beautiful Pacific Ocean In Northland

The Cove Waipu, Northland

Published: 2nd May 2022

The amazing Cove Cafe, Restaurant and Bar is looking for fun bubbly people to join our crew on the edge of the... Read more

Kitchen Hand/chef

Cobb&co Papanui, Christchurch

Published: 29th April 2022

When you take a role in a kitchen you join a sports team.It's a night of speed, teamwork and thinking on your... Read more

Front Of House Server

Globe Restaurant Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 19th April 2022

At GLOBE, we serve an inspiring mix of international cuisine on small plates,Our menu takes our customers on a... Read more

Front Of House Server

Globe Restaurant Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 19th April 2022

At GLOBE, we serve an inspiring mix of international cuisine on small plates,Our menu takes our customers on a... Read more

Food & Beverage Supervisor

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd April 2022

At the Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the... Read more

Kitchen Steward

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd April 2022

At The Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the... Read more

Food & Beverage Attendant

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd April 2022

At The Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the... Read more

Front Of House Vacancy In Queenstown.

Bespoke kitchen Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 28th March 2022

We have front of house vacancies for our busy cafe in central Queenstown.Full and part time positions available so... Read more

Chef

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 19th February 2022

Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen located in Akaroa is looking for a Chef/ Cook who is able to excel in busy environments... Read more

Duty Manager And Waitstaff

Dropping Inn Hawea, Wanaka

Published: 9th February 2022

We are looking for someone with that drive and passion to oversee our people, performance and process with hands-on... Read more

Kitchen Assistant - Evenings

Magee Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 27th January 2022

Burrito Craft are looking for an evening kitchen hand.This would be evenings only and 4-5 evening per week... Read more

Barista

Medici Kitchen Wairarapa, Wellington

Published: 11th January 2022

This iconic Martinborough Eatery is offering a unique position for a passionate barista to join our friendly hard... Read more

Duty Manager

Medici Kitchen Martinborough, Wairarapa, Wellington

Published: 6th January 2022

Iconic Business - Iconic LocationLocated in the heart of Martinborough Wine Village Medici Kitchen has a unique... Read more

Senior Waiter Staff

Ki Mha Onetangi, Auckland

Published: 8th November 2021

This is an amazing opportunity for exceptional wait staff to work in a dream location on Onetangi Beach, Waiheke... Read more

Barista Duty Manager Waitress

The Brasserie Restaurant & Wine Bar AKAROA, Christchurch

Published: 20th October 2021

The Brasserie Kitchen and Wine Bar in beautiful Akaroa is looking for Experienced Baristas and wait staff for the... Read more

Cooks

Coopers Catch Kaikoura Ltd Kaikoura, Marlborough

Published: 7th October 2021

Coopers Catch is looking for people to join their team for the summer, we currently have full-time positions... Read more

Food Production Assistant

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Southland, South Island

Published: 3rd October 2021

Food Production AssistantOrganic Farm New ZealandFiordland, SouthlandFull-timeAbout the PositionOrganic... Read more

Kitchen Assistant

ORGANIC FARM NEW ZEALAND Southland, South Island

Published: 3rd October 2021

Kitchen AssistantOrganic Farm New ZealandFiordland, SouthlandFull-timeAbout the PositionOrganic Farm New... Read more

Duty Manager

Daisy's Wellington CBD, Wellington

Published: 29th September 2021

Kia ora!An exciting opportunity has arisen! We're on the lookout for a new member to add to our team here at... Read more

Cook/baker

Ginger Dynamite go go food and coffee Motueka, Nelson

Published: 28th September 2021

We are on the hunt for a cafe allstar.The opportunity has arisen for someone to join our pie making team of award... Read more

Senior Bartender

Ki Mha Onetangi, Auckland

Published: 1st September 2021

Exceptional Bartender wanted for dream work location!If you’re passionate about hospitality and want to work in a... Read more

Kitchen Hand

The Fork and Tap Arrowtown, Queenstown

Published: 2nd August 2021

We are a vibrant and iconic gastro/craft beer pub in the heart of Arrowtown , looking for a Kitchen hands to work in... Read more

Dishwasher Kitchenhand

Stonyridge Vineyard Ltd Waiheke Island, Auckland

Published: 29th July 2021

Kitchenhand and Dishwashers required for a Waiheke Island vineyard kitchen.Open 7 days from 11.30am for lunch... Read more

Barista / Cook / Foh

Hahei Beach Cafe Hahei, Waikato

Published: 23rd July 2021

Calling all Barista`s / Cook / FOHAre you a talented coffee maker or Cook needing some work?Come and work &... Read more

Front Of House/duty Manager

CH Solutions Hanmer Springs, Christchurch

Published: 7th July 2021

HANMER SPRINGS, NORTH CANTERBURYLive and work in the vibrant, outdoor adventure, thermal pools and spa tourist... Read more

Dishwasher

Lusk CBD Auckland, Auckland

Published: 30th June 2021

We need a kitchen hand to wash dishes today until 5pm if anyone would like some casual work (& a great staff lunch) Read more

Barista

Delish Coffee & Icecream Russell, Northland

Published: 23rd June 2021

Want to spend some time in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Its still warm up here 17 degrees today. Im looking for... Read more

Front Of House Wait Staff

Peak House Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 10th June 2021

Peak House is an exciting upcoming eatery, accomodation and venue at the top of Te Mata Peak in Havelock North.We... Read more

Sous Chef

THE DUBLINER IRISH BAR AND RESTAURANT METHVEN, South Island

Published: 19th May 2021

The Dubliner Irish bar and restaurant is a multiple award-winning venue located in Methven, Mid Canterbury,... Read more

Cook

Monkeyfarm Wanaka, Otago

Published: 1st May 2021

Monkeyfarm is a very busy suburban eatery.We’re open 7 days 8.30am until late.We’re looking for a cook... Read more

Servers And Bartenders In Vineyard Restaurant

Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant Waiheke Island, Auckland

Published: 19th April 2021

Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant is looking for servers and bartenders of all levels to join our dynamic team on... Read more

Runner/kitchen Hand

Alice May Franz Josef Glacier, South Island

Published: 10th April 2021

Alice May Restaurant is all about positive teamwork, good hospitality, and ensuring that both our staff and guests... Read more

Waiter/waitress

Alice May Franz Josef Glacier, South Island

Published: 10th April 2021

Alice May Restaurant is all about positive teamwork, good hospitality, and ensuring that both our staff and guests... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Manaia Kitchen & Bar Tairua Coromandel Peninsula, North Island

Published: 23rd March 2021

We are looking for a kitchen hand to join our friendly teamNo experience is necessary , just a great attitude and... Read more

Cafe Assistant

didsbury Wairarapa - Pirinoa, Wellington

Published: 15th March 2021

Hey we are looking for someone cool to work in our rural cafe. Cafe and Barista experience preferred but will... Read more

Front Of House

Atemp Nelson, Nelson

Published: 10th March 2021

We are on the search for FOH persons who have passion in their industry to join our team.Our client is located... Read more

Cafe And General Store

Castlepoint Store Castlepoint - Wairarapa, North Island

Published: 24th February 2021

Kia Ora back packers :-)We are looking for new staff at our cafe and general store on the beach front at... Read more

Velvet Burger Fort Street - Kitchen Team

Cook Brothers Hospitality Group Auckland, Auckland

Published: 22nd February 2021

The BusinessBeers, Burgers and Good Times. We at Velvet burger not only deliver gourmet burgers to New Zealand,... Read more

Weekend Foh Positions

Matakana Estate Matakana, Auckland

Published: 10th February 2021

Weekend FOH Cellar Door PositionsMatakana Estate is a boutique winery and lodge based just outside Matakana... Read more

Evening Wait Staff

Venuti Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 10th February 2021

We are looking for part time wait staff at our busy Italian restaurant. If you are someone who is passionate about... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Faridas Restaurant Orewa, Auckland

Published: 30th December 2020

We are looking for part time kitchen hand.Faridas restaurant famous French & Italian restaurant in Orewa is... Read more

Front Of House

Faridas Restaurant Orewa, Auckland

Published: 30th December 2020

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FANTASTIC FRONT OF HOUSE!We are currently looking for an enthusiastic front of house that... Read more

Sous Chef

Ma Maison Restaurant Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 14th December 2020

Ma Maison are looking for a Sous Chef to join their busy team and work alongside our Executive Head Chef. Set in a... Read more

Chef / Cook

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 12th December 2020

Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen located in Akaroa is looking for Chefs/ Cooks who are able to excel in busy environments... Read more

Chef

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 9th November 2020

Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen is... exactly what it says in the name. A Beachbar with a small, well-run and efficient... Read more

Batista And Cafe Allrounder

Haus Espresso Sydenham, Christchurch

Published: 7th November 2020

15 hours per week between 9am - 1pm.Barista/cafe all rounderOur lovely Briar is leaving us as she embarks on... Read more

Chef De Partie - Matakana!

Sawmill Brewery and Smoko Room Matakana, Auckland

Published: 8th October 2020

The Sawmill Brewery and Smoko Room is an independent, New Zealand owned brewery and restaurant in Matakana with a... Read more

Bar And Waitstaff

Terra Restaurant Limited Paihia, Northland

Published: 8th October 2020

Come stay in the stunning Bay of islands while you work in the evenings and explore the many islands, beaches, walks... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Terra Restaurant Limited Paihia, Northland

Published: 26th September 2020

Come stay in the stunning Bay of islands while you work in the evenings and explore the many islands, beaches, walks... Read more

Front Of House

L'Epicerie ltd Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 25th September 2020

L'Epicerie, French Cafe and L'Epicerie Larder are well establised names in the town of Whakatane Bay of Plenty... Read more

Wait Staff

Miro Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 14th September 2020

Experienced wait staff required for award winning cafe/restaurant in Christchurch Central.We are looking for a... Read more

Experienced Cook

Coopers Catch Kaikoura Ltd Kaikoura, Marlborough

Published: 13th September 2020

Coopers Catch is a busy little Fish n Shop in the beautiful town of Kaikoura, this beautiful, nature-filled... Read more

Barista/foh

The Old Mountaineers Cafe Mt Cook Village, Mackenzie

Published: 25th August 2020

Hi All, We are a small family owned business team living in beautiful Mt. Cook village. Currently we are seeking... Read more

Superstar Muso!

Tejano taupo TAUPO, Taupō

Published: 11th August 2020

Bright and vibrant Mexican restaurant looking for weekend Musical genius!Can you play the guitar? sing? even the... Read more

Restaurant Staff

Tuscany Villas Boutique Hotel Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 4th August 2020

New Cuban restaurant, opening October 2020.Staff required: Head chef, Sous chefs, Maitre'd, Wait staff, kitchen... Read more

F&b Attendant

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort Pauanui, Bay of Plenty

Published: 10th July 2020

F&B Attendant needed for 4.5* Resort Restaurant.Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort in Pauanui Beach is looking for... Read more

Burger Grill /fryer Cook

Boulder Burgers Hanmer Springs, South Island

Published: 22nd June 2020

Experience the Winter in the stunning Alpine Village of Hanmer Home to BOULDER BURGERS 1950s inspired American Diner!... Read more

Burger Grill /fryer Cook

Boulder Burgers Hanmer Springs, South Island

Published: 22nd June 2020

Hanmer Springs Bustling Alpine Village 1.5hrs NW of ChristchurchHome of the Thermal Pools and Boulder Burgers 50s... Read more

Front Of House Superstar

Gramado's Restaurant Blenheim, Marlborough

Published: 10th March 2020

Seeking a front of house Superstar with a flare for dessertsDescriptionGramados Restaurant and Bar in sunny... Read more

Brand Ambassadors- Amazing Innovative Food Client

Refined Marketing Group Grey Lynn, Auckland

Published: 9th March 2020

Our National Events are now in full swing and we are on the search for our next Brand Ambassador Champions!!Do... Read more

Chef/ Kitchen Porter

Brew on Quay Auckland CBD, Auckland

Published: 8th March 2020

Hi guys,Brew on Quay, a popular busy pub, located in CBD is looking hard working and superstar chef and kitchen... Read more

Barista

St Helier's Bay Cafe & Bistro St Helier's Bay, Auckland

Published: 7th March 2020

We require an exceptional Barista who is passionate about making coffee! We are located in the most awesome village... Read more

Cafe Kitchen Hand

Brownscafe ltd Manapouri, South Island

Published: 5th March 2020

We are looking for a staff members for the summer seasonStarting from February to end of AprilWe do have... Read more

Front House/ All Rounder

Aroy Thai AUCKLAND CBD, Auckland

Published: 11th February 2020

Aroy Thai Eatery ( Most popular Thai Street food )Now Hiring FOH Team!If it sound like you !-Fluent in... Read more

Food Stall Helper

la creperie hasting, Hawke's Bay

Published: 6th February 2020

Looking for someone reliable, outgoing with good manners and numerical skills.Has to be fluent in English.... Read more

Food Stall Helper

la creperie martinborough wairarapa, Wellington

Published: 6th February 2020

food stall helper for the Martinborough fair on 7th March 20 all day.Good numerical skills, outgoing person with... Read more

Cook/kitchenhand

The Gables Restaurant Russell, Northland

Published: 21st January 2020

Hone's Garden is a relaxed beer garden/pizzeria in the beautiful Bay of IslandsWe are looking for a kitchenhand... Read more

Chef

The Gables Restaurant Russell, Northland

Published: 21st January 2020

The Gables is one of Northland's top restaurants serving fine food in a relaxed atmosphere. We are looking for... Read more

Chef/cook

Harbar Beach Bar & Kitchen Akaroa, Christchurch

Published: 19th January 2020

Harbar Beachbar - The only water-side Bar & Kitchen in picturesque Akaroa is looking for a Chef/Cook to come and join... Read more

Chef De Partie / Pasta Chef

Esplanade st clair, Dunedin

Published: 15th January 2020

The Esplanade... A piece of Italy perched on the New Zealand beachfront in St Clair, Dunedin. Our beautiful... Read more

Pizza Chef Pizzaiolo, Wood Fired Oven

Esplanade St Clair, Dunedin

Published: 15th January 2020

The Esplanade... A piece of Italy perched on the New Zealand beachfront in St Clair, Dunedin. The busy, vibrant... Read more

Chef

Alice May Franz Josef, South Island

Published: 14th January 2020

Alice May is looking for a full-time chef for immediate start.Main Duties-Running your own section to ensure... Read more

Front Of House

Alice May Franz Josef, South Island

Published: 14th January 2020

Alice May Restaurant is all about positive teamwork, good hospitality, and ensuring that both our staff and guests... Read more

Cook/pub Restaurant

Mikey's Bar Picton Picton, Marlborough

Published: 13th January 2020

We have a casual position available in our friendly Pub Restaurant for a Chef. Cooking experience required. Nights... Read more

Chef

Brew on Quay CBD, Auckland

Published: 3rd January 2020

Hi guys,Brew on Quay located in CBD is looking for a hard working Chef De Partie. Please email me your cv and cover... Read more

Kitchen Helper

Bigfoot Bar & restaurant Fox Glacier, South Island

Published: 19th December 2019

We are looking for someone with skills to handle dinner service, prep, cleaning, and plating. Training can be... Read more

Front Of House & Kitchen Assistants

The Craypot Kaikoura, Marlborough

Published: 13th December 2019

Hiring for the 2019-2020 summer season! Whether you're available to work one day, one week, one month or more we are... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Omaha beach cafe Omaha Beach, Warkworth, Auckland

Published: 11th December 2019

Omaha Beach Cafe is looking for a kitchen-hand / dishwasher to start immediately. 4 - 5 shifts a week, competitive... Read more

Cafe Front Of House And Barista

Rivers cafe, murchison Murchison, Nelson

Published: 11th December 2019

Staff wanted for 3 months or there abouts. Front of house and barista needed.4 positions available. Accomadation... Read more

Hospitality/kitchen Hand/barista

River-T Estate Wines Kurow, Oamaru

Published: 9th December 2019

Looking for a dynamic couples or motivated singles to join our team.We require energetic ; fit enthusiastic... Read more

Peak House - Barista Position

Peak House Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

Published: 17th November 2019

Peak House - Te Mata Peak, Havelock NorthFull time or Part time Barista positionWednesday - Sunday 7/8am -... Read more

Chef De Partie - Barista - Bar Staff

Mohua Eatery &Bar Pohara, Takaka in Golden Bay, Nelson

Published: 15th November 2019

☀️?MOHUA EATERY & BAR - STAFF REQUIRED☀️?SEASONAL/PART-TIME/PERMANENT***Chef De Partie***Work with... Read more

Chef De Partie - Barista - Bar Staff

Mohua Eatery &Bar Pohara -Takaka -Tasman, South Island

Published: 15th November 2019

☀️?MOHUA EATERY & BAR - STAFF REQUIRED☀️?Is looking for Seasonal/part-time/permanent positionsChef... Read more

Chef/ Cook (possible Couple Position)

Bon Accord Bar & Bistro Ltd Kawau Island, Auckland

Published: 13th November 2019

Listed 13 Sept 2020.Bon Accord Bar & Bistro - Kawau Boating ClubChef/Cook wanted to work at our iconic seaside... Read more

Waiter/waitress

Elephant Hill Restaurant & Winery Te Awanga Hawke's Bay, Hawke's Bay

Published: 8th November 2019

Elephant Hill is a 2 hat restaurant located in the beautiful Te Awanga region of Hawke's Bay. We are a multi award... Read more

Kitchen/service Staff

Harden Te Anau, South Island

Published: 4th November 2019

We require staff for our take away restaurant located in beautiful Te Anau.Role includes kitchen hand and service... Read more

Sous Chef

Wharf Road Cafe Coromandel, Waikato

Published: 4th November 2019

Wharf Road is a very busy day time café in Coromandel Town. We are looking for a chef to join our talented &... Read more

Chef

Bon Accord Bar & Bistro Ltd Kawau Island, Auckland

Published: 4th November 2019

Immediate Start at Bon Accord Bar & Bistro - Kawau Boating ClubChef wanted to work at our iconic seaside bistro... Read more

Baker

Baked With Love Taupo, Taupō

Published: 28th October 2019

We are looking for another experienced and passionate “Baker” to join our amazing team. Must be able to follow... Read more