New York – The Abode hiring Food Service Positions

New Lebanon, New York

The Abode
5 Abode Rd, New Lebanon NY 1212

The Abode of the Message is a Sufi Interfaith community and retreat center with focuses on Spirituallity, Philosophy, Cultural/Religious Diversity, Ecology and and Environmental Activism.

The Abode has positions open in its food services operations, beginning in May 2018.  If you are interested in helping nourish our visitors, guests and community, or know someone who might be, please let us know!

Abode Program Kitchen

The Abode Kitchen is a community-focused, predominantly organic and locally-sourced operation.  During events, the Kitchen serves between 25-150 guests at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Weekend availability is mandatory. Paid or Volunteer/Work Exchange positions available.

Head Cook

The Programs Kitchen Head Cook manages food preparation and service for event programs in two kitchens: one on our Main Campus and one as part of our Mountain Retreat Center. The Head Cook works closely with the Kitchen Manager planning schedules, menus and projects for volunteers, while acting as our primary Head cook for programs.

  • Ability to cater large events for up to 175 people
  • Ability to create and implement healthy, vegetarian menu plans utilizing local, seasonal produce.
  • Ability to manage kitchen staff in conjunction with kitchen manager.
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner with Abode community, staff and program guests.
  • Paid or work-exchange positions for room and board are available

Abode Café

The Village Café’ located at the Abode of the Message is looking for a few good men/women!  We are a spiritual community nestled in the mountains on New Lebanon NY and recently opened an exciting new coffee house and café.

Café Manager

The café’ manager is responsible for leading a team in an efficient and profitable operation at The Village Café’ for the Abode. He/she is responsible for managing the day-to-day store operations, maintaining sanitary standards and conditions, and fostering a positive environment, which provides friendly service and a welcoming experience for both our residents and guests.

  • Maintains a clean well-merchandised café’ following visual presentation plans and food quality standards.
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings and special events if needed.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Must have effective problem solving/decision making abilities
  • Friendly, positive and a can-do attitude a MUST!
  • Accountable for growing sales and controlling costs of goods, inventory levels, labor, supplies and expenses.
  • Ensures proper team coverage by scheduling according to the needs of business especially during peak season and major events.
  • Trains and on-boards all new associates with daily functions of the POS system, café’ house policy and procedures. Ensures each team member can provide a welcoming environment and customer service.

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Win Win Coffee Bar hiring Multiple Positions

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Win Win Coffee Bar Is Hiring!

We are a worker­cooperative seeking excited, energetic, and talented folks to join our cafe, bar, and kitchen staff. We are hiring to fill specific positions, but as we hope to cultivate a multi­talented, cross­trained staff, we’d love to have applicants interested in learning new skills. Prior experience is always valued but not necessary; positions vary in level of responsibility/training­level.

Compassionate character and a desire to participate in the creation of a positive, safe work­environment is a must; listening to and practicing respect for the experiences of coworkers and customers is part of the job.

Thanks for your interest! please feel free to ask questions at all times. see below for position details:

This is a PAID position
Must be 18 years or older to apply,
To Apply: Send resume/experience and/or questions about the position to,

***Please include the word “APPLICATION:” and the position you would like to apply for in the subject line.***

Position: Morning Cafe Staff (Barista or Counterperson {~6:30a­~1:30p})

  • Learn all about coffee, from where it comes from and how its grown & processed to how it’s most advantageously roasted and prepared: complete training in coffee preparation, from drip coffee to espresso
  • Consistently prepare coffee and other beverages with craft precision & artfulness
  • Communicate said knowledge to customers, along with the rest of our beverage and food menus
  • Take and fill orders for beverages, communicate food orders to kitchen
  • Keep all products, cups, and containers adequately stocked

Position: Daytime Cafe/Bar Staff (Barista/Bartender or Counterperson/Barback {~1:30p­~8:30p})

Complete both Coffee and Bar Beverage training

  • Break down, clean, and put away coffee equipment, bring up barstools, etc., to smoothly transition from cafe to bar service in a way that is not disruptive to customers
  • Take stock of and prepare a range of bar products prior to evening service
  • Take and fill orders for beverages, communicate food orders to kitchen

Position: Nighttime Bartender/Barback (Bartender or Runner/Busser/Barback {~8:30p­~3:00a})

  • Complete Bar Beverage training, including serious study of the history and practice of beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails
  • Serve alcohol responsibly and maintain a safe environment of recreation
  • Collaborate with staff on the development of the bar & cocktail menu
  • Take and fill orders for beverages, communicate food orders to kitchen
  • Close the shop, break down, clean the back­bar area and coffee equipment

Position: Cook

  • Completing hot and cold food preparation assignments accurately, neatly, and in a timely fashion
  • Clearly communicating with kitchen staff, porters, baristas and managers
  • Able to work in cold or hot environments
  • Following recipes accurately and maintaining food preparation processes
  • Using excellent knife­handling skills
  • Maintaining appropriate portion control and consistently monitoring food levels on the line
  • Maintaining proper food handling, safety, and sanitation standards while preparing food

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