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Cafe Team Member
32 East 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA
Backhaus hiring Cafe Team Member in San Mateo, CA

Backhaus hiring Cafe Team Member in San Mateo, CA

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Full/Part Time • Hourly ($18.00 - $20.00) plus tips
Expired: Oct 19, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

0-1 years

Job Details

Backhaus is hiring hard-working, enthusiastic café team members who love hospitality!

We are looking for that extraordinary someone who is dedicated to creating amazing customer experiences, loves being part of a team, and never falters on quality!  Does this sound like you? Awesome, read on for more details about the role.

BACKHAUS Café Team Member

As a new team member at the café, you do not need to know systems specific to Backhaus, nor do you need coffee experience to be considered for the role, but you do need to be excited about learning new things, collaborative, team oriented, have a love for artisanal food, know how to move with a sense of urgency/efficiency and most importantly enjoy working with the public. 



  • are a good communicator
  • thrive in a fast-paced environment 
  • are eager to provide quality hospitality and customer service to guests throughout a full shift
  • understand the importance of adapting to changing environments and the unpredictability of a growing business
  • are excited to work with a young and motivated team in a supportive environment
  • are action-oriented, especially when under pressure, and look for solutions
  • celebrate your team’s accomplishments 
  • enjoy delicious bread and pastries

This is a part-time hourly position (+tips) with an opportunity to grow to full-time, based out of San Mateo.


  • Provide guests with insights and information on our bread, pastry, and coffee offerings with kindness in mind.
  • Complete transactions at the register in a prompt, efficient, and friendly manner.
  • Fill and complete orders with a sense of urgency and with attention to detail.
  • Share workload with team members throughout the day to host a productive flow.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy workspace while working throughout the day.
  • Act as the liaison between the guests and the bakery.
  • Must be punctual and present for all scheduled shifts.
  • Once trained, provide consistent, delicious coffee to pair with our bread and pastries.
  • Sweep, mop, and clean drains to maintain a safe and clean environment.


  • Must have ability to provide high quality customer-facing service.
  • Must know how to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Must have problem-solving skills and the ability to communicate effectively should any issues arise.
  • Must know how to maintain a clean and organized work space.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. (Required)


Backhaus believes in investing in our employees through competitive wages and a culture of work life balance. We offer great benefits including subsidized medical insurance, and dental insurance. All full-time employees are eligible for paid time off, paid sick days, and “Backhaus holidays” paid at time and a half or a floating day off, as well as our 401K program.

At Backhaus, we are committed to creating great jobs. We value diversity and always consider job applicants based on work experience, qualifications and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. 


The physical requirements listed are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regular and consistent attendance and the ability to stand and work with hands and arms for at least eight (8) hours per day and five (5) days per week.

Physical ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, walk, crawl, push and pull items weighing up to 50 pounds. 

Stand and move throughout the cafe/bakery.

Must be able to interact with employees/customers for at least eight (8) hours per day and five (5) days per week.

Have consistent and reliable onsite attendance at the bakery.

Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills in English.

Interpret and follow a variety of instructions and procedures furnished in English - written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Work under pressure with changing priorities.

Communicate effectively and promptly to clients, vendors, and employees of the organization.

Auditory and visual skills – Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Ability to work overtime occasionally at the last minute.

Continuous physical activity including walking, standing, twisting, sitting, bending, lifting, reaching, kneeling, stooping, crawling, wiping, climbing, pushing and pulling items weighing 50 pounds for distances of up to 20 ft..

Perform basic math.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.00 - $20.00) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts

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German, Coffee / Tea, Desserts

Bakery / Patisserie, Cafe

My name is Anne.

In 2013, I bought a book about bread. I had just moved to California from Germany and missed German bread and the small neighborhood bakeries that you find all over the country.

Up until then, I was convinced that it was impossible to bake great bread at home. Edible bread, sure, maybe even a decent loaf, but that would surely be it. But I was drawn in by the tantalizingly beautiful photographs and stunning design of the book, so I decided to give it a try anyway.

I patiently made my own sourdough starter, baked my first loaf, and tumbled down the rabbit hole...

My baking addiction has gotten progressively worse, and I have discovered that, for me, the greatest pleasure lies in sharing the bread I bake with other people.

As you may have guessed, Backhaus is German for "bakehouse." Dating all the way back to ancient Rome, many farms, communities, and villages had their own bakehouse. They were created to outsource baking to a separate building, which was not only safer, but also more economical, because larger amounts of bread could be baked at once, and people could share the effort and costs involved in building and maintaining an oven.

Bakehouses became a place for the whole community to gather and socialize while they waited for their bread to finish baking. To this day, few things embody the spirit of coming together and sharing a meal as well as 'breaking bread' together. And for me, no meal is complete without good bread.

Our goal is to become a true neighborhood bakery café: a place where you can gather with friends and family, enjoy great bread, relax with a cup of coffee and delicious pastries, and even learn how to make bread yourself.

Backhaus started out as a Cottage Food Operation, meaning all of our breads and pastries were baked in our home kitchen. A couple of months after we started out, we moved our production to KitchenTown, a local commercial kitchen and food startup incubator in San Mateo. Our talented team is steadily growing and we are now ready to give Backhaus its own home - and what better place to do that than in the heart of the very community that has helped us grow and supported us from the very beginning.

We couldn't be more excited to open our doors to you in downtown San Mateo.

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