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Ryan Laird

After training as an accountant and four years in the management of a human rights organisation Ryan retired (aged 24). He left NZ to backpack the globe for the next 6 years. Barman in London, hamacaman  in Spain, henna tatooist and fire dancer in Peru set him up to create the business that has evolved into what is Kaizen at Go Vino.

Owner, Sommelier, and Dishwasher

Ryan Laird

 Executive Chef and Co-owner

Virginia Geursen

Ginny joined the team back in 2010 whilst she was completing her degree in engineering science.

She now is responsible for staff training, expediting, and keeping Ryan grounded.

Summer Staff Required

Every season we require dynamic extra staff in our kitchen, front of house, and on the coffee machine. 


Season runs 27th December until end of Feb. 


Accommodation, food and stocked bar fridge supplied.


If interested let us know in October

Staff Outing
In the Kitchen
Rukman - Senior Sous

Joining the Go Vino team in Jan 2023 Rukman (Sri Lanka) is now leading the kitchen team.


After 16 years working in Dubai he is following his dream to relocate his wife and 3 year old son to Cooks Beach


With impressive skills and knowledge he will be a great asset to Kaizen.


Look out for his influence on our next menu.

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