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Work With Us

Bring your hospitality experience to idyllic Waiheke Island a place that has several times been voted one of the most beautiful spots in the world. The Oyster Inn is a much loved restaurant in the heart of Oneroa. 

Join Our Team

When our guests dine with us they expect the best and with that in mind we make it our mission to hire the best. We believe that taking care of our staff will ensure that our guests are also well cared for and receive an exceptional dining experience which goes beyond a culinary experience. 

It all starts with a sense of camaraderie and working together. We have a vibrant and diverse team of people who love what they do and take pride in their work. We encourage our team to bring their personality and style to our restaurant, it is what sets us apart from others.  We have created a culture that encourages collaboration, creativity and authenticity.

Our Core Values

Our values are the backbone of everything we do. 

They inform how we conduct ourselves, empower and support each other and most importantly, our commitment to delivering the best hospitality experience we possibly can, to our guests.


We are passionate about quality and show commitment to excellent work, adding a touch of sophistication to everything we do.


We make our guests’ experience extraordinary by anticipating their every need and always going above and beyond. We are generous with our time, knowledge and kindness.

Continuous Improvement

This is how we get better. We are inquisitive, ask questions, explore creative ideas and continually seek ways to learn and improve.

Attention to detail

We focus on the meticulous detail and display a strong work ethic while empowering each other to take ownership of our actions.

We do things differently...

We invest in our people and believe the only way we can succeed is by supporting the people in our business to inspire them to make it happen.

Dream of owning your own successful business?

We are always on the lookout for people who want to be future business partners, we seek out those who are driven and ambitious.  When you work with us we teach and reveal the methods we apply to running our business. Working with us will be a great learning process in your career path.

Outlined below about the processes that make working for us more than just another hospo job:

Open Book Management

(OBM) is the business practice of creating transparency by sharing financial information with employees. This includes financial education for your employees and showing them how their production influences the finances. It is an easy-to-learn and fun management system intended to be a discipline that is developed over time, rather than being a one-time fix.

PIP - Performance Incentive Program

Every team member has access to the critical numbers and during our weekly meeting the team set weekly revenue goals and when we hit them all staff receive a pay-out. Our managers are set separate monthly targets and are paid an additional bonus when these are met.

All team members can stay on track with the company's performance by reviewing the numbers real time in Loaded so everyone knows what we need to do each day to be on budget. Through team work and great communication this is a target we consistently hit.

Professional Development

Developing our people is at the forefront of The Oyster Inn and we invest in supporting our staff to  help identify ways to allow them to advance their career with us. Through training we look to unlock our the full potential of our team and continue the success and growth of The Oyster Inn. As well as on the job training we will invest in external courses and we encourage our staff to come to us with ideas of how they want to develop.

Kitchen porter 


Senior bartender