Hamish Keen


I have been involved in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. Starting as a Pot washer at Riccarton racecourse, through to becoming a fully qualified Chef. I have spent 10 years in the London, UK & Europe where I was managing Bar’s, Restaurants & late-night Venues with capacities well over 1000-1500 people. I have held every job you could possible imagine in the Hospitality industry.

Managing teams of up 50-60 people; front of house staff, kitchen staff, security teams, bands & DJ’s gave me a passion for looking after people, with the pride of delivering good fun service along with passing on our experience to our staff at CBK.
I left London to come back to Christchurch in 2012 as General Manager of a well-known Bar/Restaurant beside Riccarton Mall for 5-6 years. I researched North Canterbury & found Kaiapoi as a place to open our first business as owner.
CBK Craft Bar & Kitchen Kaiapoi.

Kaiapoi & North Canterbury have a very positive future ahead & I am happy to play a positive part in growing our community.
I look to work with local business where-ever possible and I'm are always available for a chat.

Upcoming Events

  • The Kaiapoi Brand: Words to Action
    The Kaiapoi Brand: Words to Action
    Kaiapoi Promotions would like you to join them in the second of a series of business events to promote Kaiapoi as a visitor destination. This business breakfast takes place on Thursday November 14th.
  • November Mix n' Mingle
    Novembers Mix n' Mingle is being hosted by Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust on the 18th at 24 Sewell St, Kaiapoi.
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