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Current Vacancies

We are on the look out for a part time cook to work in our popular and busy food truck. This is a temporary position required until mid September 2024. Read on to learn more and apply now!

Food Truck Cook Wanted

We have a part time, temporary position starting ASAP and ending mid-September for an experienced cook who would enjoy the variety and fast-paced environment of working on a popular food truck.

About the company:

Smoke ‘n’ Barrel has been a regular on the South Island food truck scene since 2017. The brand has since grown to include a highly successful catering arm, and now operates out of their restaurant (opened in early 2023) in the heart of Woolston. The owners are passionate, experienced, and work in the business.

The Role:

Driving to various locations around Christchurch and Canterbury, you will lead the food truck team to pack, prep and perform service at markets, festivals and events. We expect the role to require a minimum of 15 hours per week, and be mostly on weekends. Applicants would need to be flexible depending on the calendar of events, but can expect to enjoy a variety of work, from suburban pop-ups to indoor expos and concerts. 


You will be cooking a fast-paced short-order menu of smoked meat plates and burgers, as well as serving and interacting directly with customers. The role demands a high-level of consistency and quality of both food production and service, with the aim of providing excellent dishes with minimal wait times.

In addition to meeting the above requirements, you must have:

  • A positive attitude and solutions-focused approach to your work

  • The ability to remain calm in a busy environment

  • Good communication and teamwork skills

  • A minimum of two years working in a kitchen/food truck or similar environment

  • A valid NZ drivers licence

  • Be confident pulling, manoeuvring, and parking a large trailer

  • Be physically fit as the role involves some heavy lifting and can mean standing/working for long periods

Ideally you would also:

Have an interest in slow-smoked BBQ and American cuisine

What we offer:

  • Competitive hourly rate

  • Supportive management and friendly teammates

  • The chance to work for a well-regarded company

  • Exposure to the art of smoking meat

Apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and references to

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