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Cafe Manager
The Baker Next Door
851 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063, United States
The Baker Next Door hiring Cafe Manager in Redwood City, CA

The Baker Next Door hiring Cafe Manager in Redwood City, CA

The Baker Next DoorMore Info

Full Time • Salary/Hourly ($25.00 - $35.00)
Expired: Jul 12, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

Manager Overview:

We are seeking a friendly and experienced cafe Manager to join our team and oversee the daily operations of our establishment. The ideal candidate will have a passion for exceptional customer service, a strong background in the food and beverage industry, and the ability to lead a team effectively. We are looking for individuals who are driven and self motivated with a willingness to work in a team environment and maintain constant productive communication. 


  • Team driven/oriented
  • Excellent communicator
  • Motivated by professional excellence
    • Evaluating product for expected quality standards
    • Suggesting/Making process or condition changes to achieve expected quality standards
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
    • Willingness/desire to take on added responsibility
    • Willingness/desire to make/develop product suggestions to enhance menu offerings and increase sales
    • Willingness/desire to learn financial processes needed to run the bakery/café business
    • Willingness/desire to learn regulatory information/processes needed to run the bakery/café business
    • Willingness/desire to learn general personnel management skills

This is a full-time hourly position at the bakery/café on Main Street, Redwood City, CA.

You will report directly to and work with Brian and Jenna, owners and managers, to manage the quality of both the space and the product we are providing to our customers. As well as managing our front of house team. 


  • At least 2 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, with previous managerial experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a friendly and approachable demeanor
  • A passion for hospitality and a genuine desire to create memorable experiences for customers
  • Strong leadership abilities, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team to deliver outstanding results
  • Proficiency in inventory management and basic accounting principles including overseeing ordering and procurement of supplies, managing vendor relationships to ensure timely delivery and cost-effective purchasing
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations, with a commitment to upholding standards of cleanliness and sanitation
  • Flexible schedule, including availability to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the cafe, including opening and closing procedures, staff scheduling, and inventory management
  • Ensure that cleanliness and maintenance of the restaurant are maintained
  • Train, mentor, and supervise cafe staff, providing guidance and support to promote teamwork and professional growth
  • Ensure high standards of customer service are consistently maintained, fostering a welcoming and enjoyable experience for every guest
  • Collaborate with the ownership team to develop and execute marketing initiatives, utilizing social media and other channels to promote the cafe and engage with the local community


  • Act with integrity and honesty to promote the culture, values and mission of The Baker Next Door, i.e., create kick-ass products and treat customers and fellow team members with the highest degree of respect and consideration. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot day-to-day issues with customers and FOH associates
  • Ability to oversee, assign, and communicate to FOH associates their mandatory 10 and 30-minute breaks
  • Ability to lead pre-shift meetings making sure that FOH associates are properly informed of new information, specials, and menu items 
  • Ability to float during your shift and delegate FOH associates in completing impactful tasks throughout the shift, including fulfilling their assigned roles
  • Ability to stand working for long periods of time, up to 8 hrs
  • Ability to lift/push/manipulate items weighing a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis


  • Competitive pay commensurate with work experience
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development
  • Health insurance benefits 
  • Paid Time Off
  • Potential Bonuses
  • Staff discounts on food and beverages
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment

The Baker Next Door is an equal opportunity employer, full stop. 

EOE Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary/Hourly ($25.00 - $35.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts, As we are a new business we are still working through our policies but they will be comparative and competitive to other similar businesses in our area.

Required Skills

Exceptional Customer Service

Food and Beverage Industry Knowledge

Team Leadership

Communication Skills


Quality Control

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Financial Acumen

Regulatory Knowledge

Personnel Management

Interpersonal Skills

Inventory Management

Accounting principles

Vendor Relationship Management

Health and Safety Regulations

Cleanliness and Sanitation Standards

Flexible Schedule Management

Marketing Initiatives

Social Media Engagement

Problem Solving

People Management

Time Management

Physical Ability to Lift and Manipulate Items

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Neighbors Jenna and Brian started The Baker Next Door to share their passion for producing high quality, expertly crafted artisanal bread, pastries and coffee and to provide a community-oriented, warm, cozy space for friends to have a bite to eat, a coffee and a nice chat.

Brian’s passion for baking took root when he tasted Acme Bread’s iconic Pain au Levain in the mid-80’s while studying Chemistry at Cal, which has grown like a weed since that time being fueled by teachings from books by Tartine Bakery’s Liz Pruitt and Chad Robertson. Brian baked naturally leavened breads in his home oven for many years, sharing them with neighbors while working his full-time job as an attorney. In 2017 he built a small commercial bakery in his garage, where he sold at a local farmer’s market.

Jenna, her husband and growing family moved next door to Brian and his family in 2014 and were recipients of Brian’s bread and of babysitting from Brian’s daughter (the real connector), who informed Jenna (without Brian’s prompting) of his interest in starting a bakery but his need for someone with restaurant management experience. Jenna, also a Cal grad, worked in a Brooklyn bakery and cafe, and multiple front of house positions from host to food runner to server and manager here in San Francisco for many years. In mid-2022 Jenna reached out to begin the discussions about starting this new venture, The Baker Next Door.

We completed plans (finally) and construction started in January 2024. We are both very determined to bring to reality our vision for a community bakery/café in downtown Redwood City, where people from all walks have a place to enjoy expertly made old-world breads, pastries, sandwiches and coffee in a cozy atmosphere where all the food is hand crafted on-site and served by dedicated, skilled and passionate bakers and hospitality teams.

Stated Succinctly: TBND creates kick-ass products to serve in a really cool setting and treats customers and fellow team members with the highest degree of respect and consideration.

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