Barista

  • Kimpton Hotels
  • Austin, Texas
  • May 29, 2021
Full time Barista

Job Description

Why We're Here

We believe heartfelt, human connections make people's lives better. Especially the people who work here.

Our founder, Bill Kimpton rebelled against impersonal, generic hospitality that makes people feel disconnected. He initiated a new boutique hotel standard and environment where people could connect, from the heart. That was the goal then, and it is still our purpose today.

Your work here has meaning. You're here to improve the lives of coworkers, guests, owners, communities, and together we make that happen. It's what drives all that we do. Every day you can improve lives in your own, unique way and you can expect the same in return. It all starts with you.

How We're Different

Our San Francisco-born entrepreneurial spirit and zest for life kick started this culture in 1981, and it shines through to this day.

It all flows from you. The lively, rebellious, genuine you - with your diverse background, talents, experiences, and plucky personality - is fully welcome, and celebrated here. Because we know that when people can be themselves at work, they shine.

That's what we seek out and celebrate. It's people of all kinds who share a knack for creativity and self-leadership. People who don't need to be told what to do to get things done. People who have an innate passion for making others' lives better.

It adds up to a work environment that's a bit quirky, irreverent, exciting, uncommon, empowering, and downright exceptional. Guests feel it; you'll feel it too.

What You'll Do

In this role, you will prepare and craft a variety of refreshing beverages for our guests. This position is ideal for someone who has worked previously in a juice bar or coffee house, as a barista or bartender preparing coffee drinks, fresh drinks, or cocktails. You'll act as an advocate for the hotel/restaurant, be a creator of ridiculously personal experiences, and develop relationships with guests that will compel them to return.

Some of your responsibilities include:

* You'll greet and serve drinks guests in a warm, approachable, and hospitable manner.
* Manage cash and credit transactions accurately and with ease.
* Operate standard bar, coffee, and juice equipment.
* Take pride and be passionate about your product, upselling when possible.
* You'll ensure that all health code standards are followed to prevent the spoiling of food and beverages.
* Maintain clean and sanitary work area, including tables, barista equipment, refrigerators etc.
* Unpack deliveries, stock items, and complete comprehensive inventory for juices, spices and fresh ingredients.
* We all wear multiple hats here at Kimpton. You may need to take on responsibilities outside of this job description at times, as we all do.

What You Bring

* 1 year of experience in a similar or supportive role is preferred.
* Food Handler Certificate (if applicable).
* Able to prioritize multiple tasks in a dynamic environment.
* Able to learn, retain, and present product, menu, and allergy information to guests.
* Restaurant inventory and/or software proficiency is a plus.
* You're hardworking and dedicated with a real passion for hospitality.
* You've got a flexible schedule, able to work weekends and holidays when needed.

Differences make a difference. We are committed to creating a culture that reflects the diversity of our hotel and restaurant guests. With that goal in mind, we encourage each of our employees to understand, accept, and celebrate differences among people. That includes different personalities, lifestyles, work styles, education, and experience. We also welcome and embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, religions, physical abilities, sexual orientation, gender identities and genders. For our complete EEO policy click here.

Be Yourself. Lead Yourself. Make it Count.