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GLASSHOUSE CAFE

Your opportunity to work in a clean, green, vibrant, workplace! Located inside Wellington’s biggest garden centre, our cafe offers a unique working environment. Joining the California team with over 50 years of garden centre and cafe business, which is owned and run by the original family.

Benefits of working with the California family:

  • Staff discounts at the Garden Centre and Cafe.

  • Flexible work environment.


Chef/Short Order Cook - Part Time / Full Time

We are looking for an experienced person to join our kitchen team. Short order cooking experience required. Part-time / full-time positions available, applicants must be available on weekends. 

The position will require an experienced applicant who is reliable, honest and a team player.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of cabinet and menu food.

  • Cleaning and maintaining the kitchen including dish-washing.

  • High attention to detail and ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Compliance with Food Safety and Workplace, Health & Safety.

To succeed in these exciting roles you will need:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in the kitchen.

  • Experience in grill work and baking.

  • Time management and ability to multitask.

  • Previous experience in all aspects of kitchen operations.

  • Confident knife skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Motivated and enthusiastic.

  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. 


Front of House / Barista - Weekend job

Our cafe is a bustling place with high volume dine in and takeaway coffee. Staff culture and company ethos is extremely important to our team alongside passion for making the best cup of coffee every time.

As a barista you are responsible for delivering the ideal standard for all hot beverages, and thriving on the dynamic atmosphere as you do it. As well as serving high quality coffee, you are also responsible for monitoring the quality of smoothies, juices and drinks.

Weekend positions available

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • At least 2 full years of barista experience.

  • The ability to multitask and think on your feet.

  • The ability to maintain speed while serving a high standard of beverages.

  • Have a friendly manner towards customers and show initiative in your service.

  • The ability to stay calm and focused under pressure.

  • Be able to take direction

  • Love customer service and thrive on the bustling cafe atmosphere.

  • Be reliable, if you can’t make it to work regularly, don’t apply.

  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Front of House Manager - Full time position

Our cafe is a bustling place with high volume dine in and takeaway coffee. Staff culture and company ethos is extremely important to our team alongside passion for making the best cup of coffee every time.

As Front of House Lead you will be responsible for ensuring we consistently deliver a great experience to our customers

You will work closely with the kitchen team and lead up to four FOH staff during busy times.

Full time position available

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • At least 2 years experience in front of house role

  • The ability to stay calm and focused under pressure.

  • Open to learning and development

  • Smart enough to figure out how to best use your time to prepare for when things get busy

  • Comfortable running the front of house and pitching in when it's really busy

  • Love customer service and thrive on the bustling cafe atmosphere.

  • Be reliable, if you can’t make it to work regularly, don’t apply.

  • Holder of a current LCQ and Manager's Certificate (beneficial but not essential)

  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Dishwasher / Kitchen Hand - Saturday Position

Our cafe is a bustling place with high volume dine in and takeaway coffee. Staff culture and company ethos is extremely important to our team alongside passion for making the best cup of coffee every time.

As a kitchen hand you are responsible for the washing of the dishes and helping of the chefs in other duties around the kitchen.

Saturday position available

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Some experience in fast paced dish washing in a cafe environment.

  • The ability to multitask and think on your feet.

  • The ability to maintain speed while ensuring a high quality of cleanliness.

  • The ability to stay calm and focused under pressure.

  • Be able to take direction

  • Love customer service and thrive on the bustling cafe atmosphere.

  • Be reliable, if you can’t make it to work regularly, don’t apply.

  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


GARDEN CENTRE

Your opportunity to work in a clean, green, vibrant, workplace! Located inside Wellington’s biggest garden centre, our cafe offers a unique working environment. Joining the California team with over 50 years of garden centre and cafe business, which is owned and run by the original family.

Benefits of working with the California family:

  • Staff discounts at the Garden Centre and Cafe.

  • Flexible work environment.

Retail nursery person - Weekend position


We are looking for someone to join our team in our green area. This position covers a range duties so if you’re looking for something that is challenging and you have a passion for plants this could be for you.

We want someone who has design flair when it comes to merchandising, someone who takes pride in their work environment.

  • Reliable and trustworthy

  • Customer focused, friendly and outgoing

  • Merchandise and manage stock

  • Team player assist in other departments as required

  • Physically fit, heavy lifting/pulling will be required

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A knowledge of gardening, plants and fertilisers is ideal.

  • Extra days can be available during busy seasons

You will be responsible for ensuring our green area is tidy and plants are displayed in an attractive manner.