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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Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe hiring Multiple Positions

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe hiring FOH and BOH
Do you have fast-paced restaurant experience & generous instinct to care-take and serve? Do you long to experience fulfillment of giving and receiving nourishing food and the rewarding pleasure of having accomplished a day of meaningful work as a valued part of a motivated, positive, & empowered team of passionate & creative people? Do you desire to look forward to work & experience physical, mindful, collective service, and compassionate, relationship-based labor that’s committed to revitalizing the vitality of our common humanity.. then we are looking for you to join our amazing team.
If you are a self motivated, quick learning, fun-loving human being with a love of real food, a strong spirit and flexible schedule; If you are someone who embraces physical labor, hard work, and team effort; If you respect and admire the power of extraordinary hospitality and forming authentic, relationships grounded in compassion…. you have come to the right place.
We are gearing up to expand to all the communities begging us for a Life Alive! This means we need to build the next generation of Life Alive Leaders. If you enjoy MEANINGFUL hard work and being a VALUED member of a tight knit COLLECTIVE devoted to growth, having fun, touching peoples lives in a profound yet concrete way… and making a huge, positive impact on the greater world through therapeutic food and sustainable holism, then GROW WITH US!
Begin as a “Drink Guru”
Create Sustenance as a “Meal Maestro” Inspire Progress as a “Shift Leader” Metamorphose into a Manager, Regional Director, Innovator and Architect of our Future.
Trailblaze with us. Together we actualize our infinite potential.
The sky is your limit while living “Life Alive.” Please send a resume below, but more importantly, a heartfelt cover letter describing yourself and why you would want to join Life Alive’s Team and mission.
Interested sustainable food enthusiasts should submit their application online at

Kindred Teas & Tonic Cafe hiring Cafe Manager and Mixologist

Somerville, Massachusetts

Job: Café Manager and Mixologist

Necessary Skills: Management, Bartending, Mixology, Precision in Measurement and Recipe Capabilities

Necessary Personality Type: Passionate, Creative, Fowardthinking, Unpretentious, Self Motivated, Patient

Welcomed skills:, Social media, Retail experience, Catering experience

Looking to hire a person (s) with a combined skill set of managing people in a restaurant/café setting with experience in bartending AND has a passion for the mixology of it.  This passion would be applied to creating, preparing, mixing, selling, and sharing knowledge of our in house made TONICS – vinegars, shrubs, vegetables, fruits and herbs (vs the mixing of alcohol based beverages).   Our ideal team member is creative, outgoing, energetic, a fast-learner, and smiles a lot. You enjoy being around people, and can get along with people of all different ages and backgrounds. When you take on a project, we can trust that you will get it done with minimal supervision while implementing the vision of the team.  You should be comfortable working on your feet for several hours at a time and be able to lift up to 60 lbs.

Experience with bartending/mixology would be a requirement. Previous managerial experience within the café industry is a requirement.  Excellent mathematical skills are required due to measurements are involved on a daily basis.   Knowledgeable of vinegars, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and/or herbs would be helpful (fermentation period, seasonal uses, pairing, etc.).   Position would involve creating in house and seasonal tonics for retail and wholesale; working directly with vendors that provide Fairtrade and organic ingredients.  So, yes you must support the Kindred mission (awareness of social and environmental standards).   Hiring, Training, Customer service, preparing and serving or tonics as well as other menu options.   Social media, Microsoft office knowledge would be consider a plus.

Full time, salaried position with health care after 3 months.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Flexible schedule a must, certainly in the first few months, and please plan on partial weekends and some nights.  Our goal is (for YOU) to run a kick a$$ place while taking into account our human needs to have a well rounded life.  We will be closed on Mondays and with shortened service on Sundays and Tuesdays.  We will make sure all kindreds have a minimum of 2 days off a week.  Kindred will host charitable community events on a regular basis and will depend on you to develop and implement such events minimum 4 times a year.  You will also oversee other non-managerial kindreds in such missions.

Please email Leigh.Ilovekindred@gmail com your resume.  We encourage you to read more about us on our yet to be completed website including our mission and our background.

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