Step into the Zookeeper’s Son, where the beers flow cold and the stories flow far; including our own nod to the family which ran one of Auckland’s first zoos in the area.
We haven’t forgotten our roots - not as animals, but in treating all like family - including you. Our modest food and fresh drinks are reason enough to get your people together, but the sense of kinship can’t be missed.
Come and make your own story.
The Zookeeper's Son is proud to be part of the Joylab - an extraordinary community of over 20 top notch bars, restaurants, and gastropubs dotted across Auckland’s neighbourhoods since 2008.
Being part of Auckland’s most joyful hospitality network has its perks including compelling staff benefits, curated training programmes, and plenty of career development opportunities across the full network.
With over a decade of experience in running iconic establishments and bringing Aucklanders together, Joylab has a unique recipe for one part familiar, one part fresh.
The Zookeeper's Son is looking for our next joybringer - a keen part Kitchen Porter who can keep the dishes flowing so the food does too! If you’re interested in working in a commercial kitchen, this could be the best place to start -
many experienced chefs (including some of our own) worked as kitchen porters as they learned the ropes and absorbed the wealth of knowledge that the team around them offered.
You’ll like the idea of working in an energetic, fast-paced and social environment and experiencing the day-to-day operations of a successful kitchen.
You’ll also have the following attributes :
If this sounds like a bit of you (and you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand), then have a crack at joining our 100% homegrown New Zealand company who strives to be Everybody’s favourite social destinations, served up by our favourite people’.
We can’t wait to hear from you!