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If you're passionate about providing exceptional service and creating memorable experiences, consider becoming a part of our team at our waterfront establishment in Akaroa.



Do you have a keen interest in both gin and food?

If so, we’re looking for you!

Our one-of-a-kind gin bar, Tīni Gin Bar + Eatery (Tīni is the Māori word for gin), is situated on the waterfront in Akaroa, just an hour’s drive from Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand.

We’re in search of a chef/cook to join our team in the kitchen of our waterfront gin bar. In this role, you’ll be helping create gin-inspired dishes that complements our gin bar and, in the near future, our gin distilling school.


– Kitchen experience to keep the culinary magic flowing.

– A talent for adhering to food safety protocols while maintaining an impeccably clean kitchen.

– Exceptional knife skills and a strong foundation in fundamental cooking techniques.

– A passion for gin and a desire to collaborate on a gin-inspired menu that complements our gin bar.

– A willingness to adapt and learn, with a dash of humour that pairs well with gin!

If this sounds like a bit of you, please email your CV to


Join Us at Tīni Gin Bar & Eatery in Akaroa, New Zealand!

Embrace the opportunity to be the heart and soul of our stunning waterfront gin bar (and gin school - coming soon.. watch this space!)


As the Bar/Duty Manager, you'll lead with flair, surrounded by the picturesque beauty of Akaroa. Your leadership skills will set the course for seamless operations, ensuring our customers indulge in a memorable experience with every sip.

Why Tīni Gin Bar + Eatery?

  • Breathtaking Waterfront Location: Immerse yourself in the charm of Akaroa's scenic shores, creating an ambiance as delightful as our gin selection.


What You'll Do:

  • Operational Excellence: Navigate the daily voyage of our gin bar, steering towards excellence in customer service.

  • Team Alchemy: Craft and nurture a talented team, fostering a positive atmosphere where creativity flows as smoothly as our gin.

  • Financial Wizardry: Keep our ship on budget, contributing to cost control with a keen eye for financial performance.

  • Social Magic: Assist in conjuring captivating marketing content for social media, enticing new patrons and keeping our regulars intrigued.


What You Bring:

  • Leadership Prowess: Proven leadership in hospitality, steering teams towards success.

  • Cocktail Artistry: A passion for spirits and a flair for mixology, creating concoctions that delight the senses.

  • Communication Charisma: Exceptional communication skills that resonate with both customers and our talented team.

  • Flexible Spirit: Embrace a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


If you're ready to blend leadership, mixology, and the charm of Akaroa's waterfront, Tīni Gin Bar awaits your spirited presence!

If interested please email us your CV to

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