Seasonal Barista & Cafe Associate
San Jose, CA
|3 weeks ago 2017-10-262017-11-25|
Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in San Francisco’s Mission District. We make chocolate from only two ingredients, cocoa beans and cane sugar, and travel to origins as often as we can to build good, trusting relationships with the producers who grow and ferment our beans. In addition to our San Francisco and Tokyo locations, we will be hosting a small holiday hot chocolate pop-up in Santana Row. We are looking for experienced baristas and enthusiastic retail staff who are passionate about small-batch chocolate to help us out with our pop-up hot chocolate stand in San Jose during the holidays!
About the Job
Our pop-up will see a flood of visitors from in and out of town each day, which means you’ll spend a lot of time talking to customers about our mission, story, and chocolate. You’ll be making chocolate and coffee drinks, restocking shelves, and responding to visitors’questions in thoughtful detail. You don’t have to be a chocolate expert yet, we will prepare, train, and educate you in the world of chocolate. As a barista, you’ll train with Four Barrel Coffee and attend our Chocolate 101 and 201 classes during a to visit our San Francisco flagship factory and cafe location. After that, you’ll be ready to dive in and get your hands dirty. We're looking for both part-time and full-time team members with the flexibility to work weekend opening and closing shifts. Compensation is $14/hour plus tips and ample and obligatory chocolate tasting opportunities.
The pop-up will run from the first week in November through December 24. Ideally, you’d be available for paid training in late October in San Francisco.
We have a variety of shifts available, mostly full-time (5 days a week, 8-hour shifts), including opening shifts from 9-5 and closing shifts from 2-10pm. We also have a short-term management position available, so if you have experience running a caféor kiosk, please let us know in your application.
You are outgoing, organized, and enjoy interacting with the diverse local and global customers that stop by the kiosk. Because this is a pop-up, the ideal candidate is extremely flexible and good at working in fluid, on-the-fly situations. You take pride in perfecting your barista skills and noticing the slightest flavor change of recently pulled shots. Multitasking and prioritizing come easily, from making the most delicious House Mocha, explaining the history of bean-to-bar chocolate, tidying the kiosk space, and restocking the shelves. You get excited to share knowledge and brainstorm new ways to creatively engage guests and build outstanding relationships with the community. With your strategic approaches and outgoing personality you help us continue to develop Dandelion Chocolate’s presence in Santana Row. Previous third wave coffee, chocolate, craft
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