Counter Server & Line Cook

  • The Well
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Sep 10, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers Servers

Job Description

Counter Server & Line Cook - Part Time & Full Time AvailableAbout You: You are experienced working in cafes and comfortable both with customer service and preparing food and drinks in an efficient, caring and confident manner. The thought of working for a small scale cafe that focuses on food and drink as medicine excites and inspires you. While you hold this vision and value, you also understand the importance of doing the day-to-day work thats required to support a thriving food service business and are willing to step into a variety of roles to support that. You enjoy working with others, are able to navigate a fast paced work environment, and naturally step up to fill in the gaps when needed. You are delighted to take orders at the register, discuss menu items with customers, expedite drink and food orders, clean dishes, and maintain a clean, organized workspace and dining area.About The Well & Our Mission: The Well is a place for people to come together for nourishing food and drinks in North Oakland. The owner, Anwen, has created a menu inspired by her Chinese ancestry, Bay Area upbringing, and background in herbal studies. At The Well, we strive to create an environment where everyone has a seat at the table. Our hope is to create offerings that facilitate deeper connection and nourishment for ourselves, our communities, and our earth. We believe in reciprocal relationships and community resiliency, which is why we offer a pay-what-you-can meal option every day. We source from local farmers, chefs, makers, and herbalists. We showcase local artists, host a weekly open mic, and put on special community events. We offer a retail line centered around wellness and resiliency. Please join us as we say YES to the power of plants and to the power of community.ResponsibilitiesBuilding culture, environment, sales and client loyalty:Welcomes cafe guests with a positive and delightful attitudeTakes customer orders at the registerExpedites drink ordersExpedites food ordersAssists customers with retail itemsWashes dishesEnsures service is exceptional, welcoming, and high integrityRelays guest complaints/feedback to cafe managerBuilding product excellence:Assists tending to proper storage and care for herbs and drink ingredientsResponsive to daily menu and customer flowVerifies food cooked is to standard in quality and quantityPlates food and drinks in a consistent and thorough manner based on cafe standardsSafely operate all cooking equipmentBrings love and presence to food preparationCreating functional, beautiful and organized work space:Cleans cooking utensils, workstations and other equipment used in food prepCompletes all opening and closing tasks with ease and consistencyAbility to follow existing organizational systemsUses time effectively to complete duties without exceeding hours, realizing good life/work balanceEducation/ExperienceHigh school diploma, general education degree, or equivalent requiredPrevious cafe/restaurant experience in food prep requiredCA Food Handlers Card requiredKey Qualities and CompetenciesGood interpersonal skills, high integrity, clear communication skills, and a respect for people and foodGood time management, planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks.Positive attitude, friendly and upbeat personality.Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations. Able to exercise sound judgment.Direct Supervisors: Owner, General Manager, and Kitchen ManagerCompensation: $15/hour plus tips and in-house benefitsHours: Part time & full time positions are available. Weekend and evening availability is a must.To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Anwen Cai Baumeister with Counter Server and Line Cook in the subject lineWe are an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds are encouraged to apply.