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.

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

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

Barista And Cafe All Rounder

Haus Espresso Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 18th May 2020

Experienced Barista Needed!Short term position available, starting June 2020 ( approx.4- 6 weeks of work) May... 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

Cabinent Food Baker / Cook

Manaia Kitchen & Bar Tairua Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato

Published: 28th November 2019

We are looking for somebody that can bake and prepare fresh cabinet food for examplescones , muffins , cakes... 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

Manaia Kitchen & Bar Tairua, North Island

Published: 17th November 2019

Fixed term chefs or good cooks required for summer season , accomodation can be arranged , come work at the beach !!... Read more

Chef

Manaia Kitchen & Bar Tairua, North Island

Published: 17th November 2019

Fixed term chefs or good cooks required for summer season , accomodation can be arranged , come work at the beach !!... 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

Pizza Chef Superstar

Brew Moon Brewing Company Amberley, Christchurch

Published: 24th October 2019

We require a full-time pizza chef for our brewery/taproom in Amberley. The work is full-time and availability over... Read more

Front Of House Staff

Tangiaro Lodge Port Charles Coromandel, Waikato

Published: 23rd October 2019

We require Two Front of House staff for the Summer -It is essential you have experience - preferably in... Read more

Experienced Short Order Chef/ Baker

The Courthouse Cafe Collingwood, Nelson

Published: 21st October 2019

Part time seasonal experienced chef / baker required in our busy little cafe situated in Collingwood, Golden Bay.2... Read more

Kitchen Staff

Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon Fox Glacier, Wanaka

Published: 15th October 2019

These position's are in Fox Glacier on the West Coast of the South Island. We are looking for seasonal staff to join... Read more

Free Accommodation- 2 Roles In Cafe/bar

Commercial Cafe Murchison Murchison, Nelson

Published: 15th October 2019

We are looking for a couple / 2 friends to work the summer season in our busy Cafe & Bar.Working the afternoon... Read more

Wait Staff

Drexels Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 14th October 2019

Part-Time Wait StaffWeekend WorkLOVE HOSPITALITY BUT SICK OF WORKING NIGHTS?Drexels Breakfast Restaurant is... Read more

Supermarket Retail Assistant

C &M Bruce investments limited TeAnau, South Island

Published: 13th October 2019

• Do you have excellent customer service skills?• Are you highly motivated?• Can you work autonomously and... Read more

Pizza Chef

The Cow Shed Restaurant Murchison, Nelson

Published: 10th October 2019

cook, kitchen hand, front of house!We need help!5/6 days per week, 30 to 40 hours. Accommodation available... Read more

Waiter/waitress

Shinaburo Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 7th October 2019

We are looking for front staff for evening shift 5days/weekWe provide staff meal after work.Please drop your CV... Read more

Experienced Chef/ Cook

Seumus' Irish Bar Picton, Marlborough

Published: 6th October 2019

Seumus’ Irish Bar are currently looking for an experienced chef/cook to join our team. This is a fixed term... Read more

Cafe/restaurant/bar Staff

Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon South Westland, South Island

Published: 5th October 2019

Seasonal staff required for immediate and later start dates leading into our busy summer season. Experienced in the... Read more

Resort Assistant

Kaikoura Boutique Hotel & Koura Bay Golf Resort Kaikoura, Marlborough

Published: 3rd October 2019

If you want an interesting and varied role with 6-hour shifts (10am - 4pm) - and you have hotel / cafe / reception /... Read more

Supermarket Assistants

New World Three Parks Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 2nd October 2019

New World Three Parks in Wanaka is building a team for its grand opening this summer!New World Three Parks - will... Read more

We Require Experienced Butchers And Knife Hands For A Seasonal Opportunity...

Shamrock Recruitment Group Wellington, Wellington

Published: 1st October 2019

We require, Experienced Kitchen Hands, experienced butchers and , knife hands for a seasonal opportunity that starts... Read more

Cafe Manager

Coffix Auckland CBD, Auckland

Published: 15th September 2019

Currently looking for an experienced barista to run a small hole in the wall coffee shop alone. Work is Monday -... Read more

Cafe Staff

23 Grove Road Coffee House Blenheim, Marlborough

Published: 14th September 2019

We are looking to hire friendly front of house team members and efficient baristas for our vibrant busy cafe. The... Read more

Kitchen Porter/chef

Brew on Quay CBD, Auckland

Published: 10th September 2019

Hi guys,Brew on Quay located in CBD is looking hard working and superstar chef and kitchen porter. We would love to... Read more

Skilled Barista

Moeraki Boulders Cafe & Bar East Otago, Otago

Published: 6th September 2019

We are a busy cafe located above the famous Moeraki Boulders in state highway 1, 50 minutes north of Dunedin and 30... Read more

Chef/commis Chef

Brew on Quay CBD, Auckland

Published: 3rd September 2019

I am looking for a chef/commis chef for a busy pub in Auckland CBD. I need someone who is responsible, hard working... Read more

Waiting And Food Prep Staff

Williamson Parnell, Auckland

Published: 29th August 2019

We require some waiting and food prep staff for an event on Saturday 31 August 2019. Must be well presented and well... Read more

Waiter

Monsoon Poon Auckland Ltd Auckland Central, Auckland

Published: 28th August 2019

Fun, casual, busy South East Asian Restaurant and Bar looking for experienced waiters to join the team! Open 7 nights... Read more

All Rounder

Two Fat Stags Macandrew Bay, Dunedin

Published: 28th August 2019

All rounder for busy summer season, in our restaurant by the bay. Hard working, multi tasking. Suit single or... Read more

Barista

The Church bIstro Hahei, Waikato

Published: 25th August 2019

Full time Barista wanted for busy cafe in the beautiful Hahei, home to Cathedral Cove and nearby Hot water beach.... Read more

Restaurant Serving Staff

Dreams Foods Ltd Epsom, Auckland

Published: 21st August 2019

Providing excellent wait service to ensure satisfaction.Taking customer orders and delivering food and beverages.... Read more

Front Of House

L'Epicerie Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 7th August 2019

L'Epicerie "has a well established name in the town of Whakatane (Bay of Plenty) and aims to provide the best... Read more

Barista

Sylvia's Port Waikato, Auckland

Published: 5th August 2019

DREAM SUMMER JOB!!!We are looking for a skilled competent barista who can handle working 40 - 55 hours per week... Read more

Floor Staff

Omaha beach cafe Warkworth, Auckland

Published: 27th July 2019

We are a fast paced & friendly 7 day a week, beach side cafe.We are looking for front of house staff. Experience... Read more

Sous Chef

The Church bIstro Hahei, Waikato

Published: 6th July 2019

Looking for a Souschef to work for the summer season in a busy restaurant. Experience essential.Awesome, chilled... Read more

Experienced Foh Staff Wanted

Detour Bar & Lounge Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 27th May 2019

Looking for experienced front of house staff for part time work at Detour bar & Lounge. Must be able to work nights... Read more

Customer Service And Sales

UWS Wellington, Wellington

Published: 1st May 2019

We are the face of our clients!Working in community based programs, SME (small-medium based enterprises), and at... Read more

Head Chef

Grindz Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 10th April 2019

The Position is for a head chefs role and must be familiar with Cooking , baking and Vegan foods. Training will be... Read more

Wait Staff And Kitchen Hands

Eivans bar National Park village, North Island

Published: 20th March 2019

Looking for reliable and capable staff for the upcoming winter season. Positions include, chefs kitchen hands and... Read more

Chef/experienced Cook

Brooke Murphys Greymouth, South Island

Published: 27th February 2019

Looking to explore the ruggard beautiful West Coast of the South Island for a while?You could be here for years and... Read more

Foh Cabinet

Grindz Tauranga city, Bay of Plenty

Published: 20th January 2019

We are looking for a person with a positive and happy personality to join our team. The role will be further... Read more

Barista

Grindz Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 20th January 2019

We are looking for an experienced Barista who will be a part of a great team we already have, Someone with a bubbly... Read more

Bartender/barista Needed, Daytime Work, 5 Days A Week!

No.4 Bar and Restaurant Merivale, Christchurch

Published: 29th December 2018

No.4 Bar is a proven leader in the Christchurch hospitality scene that is looking for an experienced individual to... Read more

Summer Work Available

Soulburger Whangamata, Coromandel Peninsula

Published: 12th December 2018

Looking for some people to help through the busy months in this amazing surf town. You need to be organised, fun and... Read more

Chef De Partie

Marlin hotel Whangaroa, Northland

Published: 5th December 2018

Chef de PartieWe have just started on a great new adventure and we need another team member to help bring the food... Read more

Chef De Partie

Marlin hotel Whangaroa, Northland

Published: 3rd December 2018

Working in the beautiful Whangaroa Harbour. We need a senior chef de partie . We have just reopened and are doing... Read more

Prep/grill Chef

Burrito Craft Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 15th November 2018

Working in a Mexican food trailer doing a mix of prep and lunch/dinner shifts. Usually 35+ hours worked over 4 days... Read more

Service Staff For Luxury Lodge

Helena Bay Lodge Helena Bay, Northland

Published: 15th November 2018

We are currently seeking Wait Staff to join the service/restaurant team at Helena Bay Lodge, a seasonal luxury... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Manaia Kitchen & Bar Tairua, Waikato

Published: 14th November 2018

Kitchen Hand – TairuaManaia Kitchen & BarEnthusiasticReliableHard workingDoes this sound like... Read more

Barista

Manaia Kitchen & Bar Tairua, Waikato

Published: 14th November 2018

Barista – TairuaManaia Kitchen & BarCoffee EnthusiastExperiencedReliableHard workingDoes... Read more

Kitchen Hand & Front Of House Staff

The Old Kaikoura Winery Kaikoura, Kaikoura

Published: 6th November 2018

The Old Kaikoura Winery, cafe fine dining on the top of the hill, stunning view on the ocean, is looking for front... Read more

Chefs Needed!

Marina Bar & Grill Tairua, Waikato

Published: 17th October 2018

Situated at the Tairua Marina on the beautiful Coromandel coast with a great restaurant, bar and onsite Craft... Read more

Qualified Chef | Waiter | Housekeeper - 2 Positions Available, Suiting...

The Beach House, Kawau Island. Kawau Island , Auckland

Published: 5th October 2018

Join the small professional team at The Beach House, Kawau Island’s Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Bar.We are... Read more

Summer Staff Wanted!

Soulburger Whangamata , Coromandel

Published: 26th September 2018

We’re looking for motivated friendly staff to join the team for the summer. We are a gourmet burger bar with... Read more

Kitchen Assistant

Renwick Roadhouse Cafe Renwick, Marlborough

Published: 25th September 2018

We are looking for a cheerful, smart and easy going person to help us out in the kitchen.We are ideally... Read more

Subway Alexandra

Lettuce Feed You Ltd Alexandra, Alexandra, Central Otago

Published: 24th September 2018

Subway Alexandra – Team MembersDo you have a passion for providing great customer service, and inspiring... Read more

Subway Wanaka

Lettue Feed You Ltd Wanaka, Wanaka, Central Otago

Published: 24th September 2018

Subway Wanaka – Team MembersDo you have a passion for providing great customer service, and inspiring others... Read more

Wait Staff

Punakaiki Resort  Punakaiki, Greymouth

Published: 13th September 2018

Waiter/WaitressPunakaiki Resort - Jacob's GrillPosition Title*Food and Beverage AttendantObjective of... Read more

Cafe Barista

Stoneburn Kitchen Ltd Waikouaiti, Dunedin

Published: 6th September 2018

We are looking for a vibrant, positive & reliable person to join our team. Must have previous Cafe or Restaurant... Read more

Chef

Columbus coffee Gate PA, Bay of Plenty

Published: 5th September 2018

ARE YOU A CHEF LOOKING FOR FULL TIME WORK ??COLUMBUS COFFEE in Tauranga are looking for a Chef- Full Time (4-5... Read more

Sous Chef

Ohope Chartered Club Inc Ohope, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 5th September 2018

Want to spend summer working at NZ's most loved beach?We are seeking a Sous chef for our busy little club across... Read more

Dish Washer/kitchen Hand

Little black bird Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 3rd September 2018

Dish washer and kitchen hand needed for the next few months. Around 30hours per week. No evening work all daytime.... Read more

Sous Chef/chef De Partie

Art Deco Masonic Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 29th August 2018

Sous Chef & Chef de PartieArt Deco Masonic Hotel - Napier - Hawkes BayDo you want to work at an iconic... Read more

Wait Staff & Bartenders

Art Deco Masonic Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 29th August 2018

Server/BartenderThe Emporium Bar & Eatery and The Rose Irish Pub are located right in the heart of Napier, and... Read more

Chef

Miss Browns Ahuriri, Hawke's Bay

Published: 27th August 2018

Our breakfast and lunch cafe is looking for a part time casual chef to join our small friendly team. Applicants must... Read more

Chef

Federal Diner  Wanaka, Wanaka

Published: 27th August 2018

Federal Diner are looking for a chef to join the team. Experience in a busy kitchen will be an advantage and the... Read more