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OuR Story

this is a story all about how our lives got flipped, turned upside down

Smoke 'n' Barrel Street Food 'n' Catering is the product of chefs Chris Geary and Cory Blackburn. The pair met in January 2O17 while working in a café in the Christchurch CBD and began discussing their mutual passion for traditional cooking and 'slow food'. Chris built his first barrel smoker from a hot water cylinder and became a regular fixture at markets, festivals and events around Canterbury. Since then the company has developed down-to-earth catering menus, and in August 2O18 opened a container restaurant in downtown Christchurch. As the city became less transitional, the container moved to become a permanent fixture at the iconic Riccarton Sunday Market and the team joined forces with Brew Academy, pairing their smoky treats with excellent craft beer and brewing classes. 

We love our food, and we know you will too.


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We had our X-mas party and they did a great job! The food was outstanding. Beautifully presented, delicious; Akaroa salmon, smoked pork and lamb, amazing salads and well as GF...All very yummy! — Lynda South

Thank you very much for putting on such a wonderful spread for our wedding. We didn't make it easy for you, but you out-did yourselves. We are really excited you could come back and cater our one year party — Timothy & Jenny Fife

Visiting from the US and decided to swing by and try the brisket. Very good at a very reasonable price. — Logan


Can we come to your party?

We specialise in down-to-earth delicious catering for all occasions.

Weddings, work-shouts, conferences and birthdays — you bring the people and we'll bring the flavour.


Let's meat up

616 Ferry Road, Woolston

Restaurant hours coming soon!

market and festival enquiries

Chris: O21 264 945O |

catering enquiries
Cory: O22 O18 OO36 |

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