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Local Roots NYC hiring Front of House Staff in New York, NY

Local Roots NYCMore Info

Full/Part Time • Hourly ($17.00 - $19.00) plus tips
Expired: Mar 29, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year


Job Details

Join the culinary revolution as a Front of House Associate at Local Roots! We are seeking a vibrant and outgoing individual passionate about local food and sustainability who is excited to learn more about local food and share this knowledge with New Yorkers. As a Front of House Associate, you will be responsible for creating a welcoming experience for our guests, prepare matcha and drinks, and do simple plating of dishes during PM hours. Weekend availability is a must. 

If you have a love for people and hospitality, and a desire to grow, then this is the perfect job for you. We have positions open at our Brooklyn cafe. 

 

The Role

  • Customer Service: Work the front counter and ring up orders using Square POS systems. Provide excellent customer service and foster a sense of community among guests. Our menu dishes might be unfamiliar to some people since are serving Chinese homestyle cooking; your job is to help customers pick out dish items and to explain each dish's flavor notes.
  • Food Preparation: Prepare coffee, tea, and mixed drinks. You will also do simple plating of hot dishes. You must be able to handle food in a safe and compliant manner
  • Open + Close: You will be responsible for opening or closing duties 
  • Assist with events at the venue
  • Opportunity to contribute ideas to community building events or host your own event at Local Roots
  • Qualifications
    • Punctual, reliable and responsive: You are a self starter and a real team player. You show up on time consistently, respond to slack (our online communication platform), and you're eager to step in and help out - we are a small, lean business.
    • Attention to detail and comfortable in fast paced environments
    • Empathetic and outgoing with strong communication skills: Able to represent Local Roots as a thoughtful and passionate advocate for local farmers and fellow New Yorkers - you are committed to learning the ins-and-outs of the Local Roots mission and share it with the community. Your friendly personality can offer food and drink suggestions to customers. 
    • Versatile and flexible - comfortable with multi-tasking across a variety of detailed tasks at once and able to maintain a calm demeanor even during busy times
    • Able to lift and carry 40lb boxes to successfully receive deliveries 
    • Able to work on your feet while on-shift
    • Experience preparing drinks and taking orders in a fast paced environment
    • 3+ months minimum prior kitchen, culinary, or retail experience preferred***
    • Food handlers license preferred

  • Hours, Availability, and Compensation
    • $17-19/hr based on experience, plus shared tips
    • Part time positions available at our Carroll Gardens Cafe
    • This position is paid hourly, earns up to 40 hours annually accrued PTO (after 120 day of employment) and receives cash and square tips. 
    • Other perks:
      • Weekly farm produce *approx 3-5 vegetable or fruit items*
      • 20% off any additional subscriptions, add-on items and retail items in cafe
      • Team visits to partner farmers and purveyors, when available
      •  Credit for daily meal during your shift
    • Opportunity to learn more about local food and seasonality

To apply, please email your resume and short cover letter to eatlocal@localroots.nyc ASAP with subject line "FOH"


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($17.00 - $19.00) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Paid Time Off


Required Skills

Customer Service

Cafe

Front of House

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