Looking for daytime cooking hours in an incredible rural setting?

Experienced Kitchen Role in award-winning cafe/restaurant/deli in Marlborough’s Wine Country

The Vines Village Cafe is an award-winning cafe in an exciting local and visitor destination in Marlborough’s world famous wine country. Set amongst expansive 4ha of tranquil grounds, the Vines Village Cafe, Deli, Express Kitchen and Taproom is the heart of the Vines Village complex and we are currently seeking an experienced Chef to join our expanding kitchen team.

We are looking for an energetic chef to produce a first class breakfast service, create fresh daily lunch options with flair, express yourself through themed midweek specials, handle a busy lunch service, and enjoy functions and catering.

With 7 other retail stores, 2 wine companies and many seasonal events and activities on-site, you will be surrounded by a supportive Village team. Breathe in the fresh air around the spacious grounds and gardens.

If daytime hours, a flexible roster, meeting a wide variety of people and passion for great food, beer, gin and wine – and a proven track record in hospitality, then this the opportunity for you!

See what is available below

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Do you want to…

Have fun & share your enthusiasm?


​Create unique & memorable experiences?


The Vines Village Cafe was created by Jeff & Tim Fulton who had a vision to share the Vines Village experience with locals and international visitors alike.

We offer an environment that connects people and this special place here in Marlborough all while enjoying stunning food, amazing beverages and a little respite from a fast paced world.

If this sounds like a challenge you are up for here are the current roles we are looking to fill at the VVC:

Cafe FoH

We are on the hunt for a FoH Superstars!

Due to a busy summer coming there is an opportunity for an experienced hospo person to join the VVC Front Of House team. If you have wine industry hospitality experience and preferably some barista training, thrive in a busy and vibrant work environment and love being part of an energetic team and enjoy meeting and greeting a wide variety of people and have a passion for great food, coffee and wine and a proven track record in hospitality, then this the opportunity for you!

You will join an energetic front of house team and ensure customers receive the highest quality service and experience.

Key aspects for the FoH role include experience in hospitality, a mature and positive attitude, team player, high energy and must enjoy people.

The Vines Village is open 7 days so applicants must be available to work weekends. Extra hours are available for functions and events.

* 40+ Hours per week, full time with a flexible work roster. Some weekend work required.
* Rates based on experience.
* Friendly, positive attitude.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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If you are interested in this new role please contact Cafe Manager Rae Floyd on 03 572 7170 and email your CV to


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