Do you like interacting with people? Do you love coffee? Do you consider yourself eager to learn? Do you have a high attention to detail? Do you like working in a fun, yet sometimes challenging environment? You might be the right fit for the Foster culture.
Become Part of the Team
Seeking Craft Coffee Enthusiasts & Community Builders
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Effectively prepare, brew, and serve espresso, espresso based drinks, pour over coffee, and coffee based drinks. Requires thorough working knowledge of the Foster coffee menu and how to describe each coffee and it’s characteristics. Ability to determine negative and positive aspects of brewed coffee and espresso in order to make adjustments in the brewing process and make recommendations to improve the final outcome of coffee taste. Ability to effectively navigate and use point-of-sale software for customer transactions. Assist other baristas with coffee preparation, fill supplies, clean, wash dishes, and other shop duties.
Foster Coffee is looking for someone who loves preparing and presenting food for guests in a fast paced environment. Requires some working knowledge of kitchen flow, food production, and inventory management. This role will assist front of house with food during open kitchen hours, as well as preparing food and ingredients before or after operating hours.
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Please read through the attributes and characteristics of the Foster culture. We know it's a lot to read, but consider it a way to get to know us as we get to know you. If you see yourself as a good fit at Foster, we'd love to hear from you.
FOSTER CULTURAL ATTRIBUTES
We love coffee, but people matter most. Brewing craft coffee is not a fast-as-possible atmosphere, it’s a more meticulous process that requires attention to detail while interacting with people through conversation. Our vision is to foster community through coffee which requires putting people first. Any retail and food service job requires people skills, but interacting with people is something we focus on at Foster. You will have to demonstrate you work well with other team members and are able to interact with customers under many different circumstances.
It’s an important skill in life to take personal responsibility for your actions, choices, job, and relationships. At Foster, we function as a team and the strength of the team is dependent on the individual members taking responsibility for how they “show up” and take ownership of accomplishing our mission. Our team relies heavily on each person growing in their personal performance as a contributing member of the team. We ask of everyone on our team to consistently take an honest look at their own culpability in how they show up, so we can all grow together as a team.
At Foster, there is always something to do. During peak customer times with long lines, the pressure to make excellent coffee combined with the demand to be efficient and productive will put a demand on all team members. It’s important to function together and remain focused while positively interacting with one another and customers. The primary focus of all team members is for the customer to have a great experience at Foster no matter the day or circumstance, this requires team members to remain positive and focused under pressure. We get that life happens and outside circumstances affect everyone on the job, but you must demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and put the customer first above your own feelings and circumstances.
The expectation of our culture is that we all continue to learn and grow. No employer can force you to learn on your own time, but if you don’t have a genuine desire to keep learning about coffee, hospitality, and community, the culture at Foster isn’t suited for you. We are not looking for people who just want to clock in and out, we’re looking for team members who have a desire to learn and foster better coffee and community. If you’re not into studying to pass certifications and grow to Foster, this job isn’t for you.
Foster has a training program that requires a deep level of commitment to learning and constantly refining the coffee brewing process. Along with receiving craft coffee training, you will be periodically monitored on your brewing performance and required to meet standard levels consistent with excellent craft coffee. At Foster, we don’t believe there is a “once trained, always the same level of performance”, we believe excellent craft coffee comes from learning, training, refining, testing, and experimenting. If you don't take positive and constructive criticism well you might not be suited for the culture at Foster.
Service of others isn’t a skill, it’s a characteristic. At Foster, we serve people and each other. There is no task at Foster that is beneath any team member, manager, or owner-- everyone must work together and be willing to serve one another and the customer. You must demonstrate you are willing to serve others, co-workers, customers, and constituents alike.
Foster is a community of people who have a passion for craft coffee. It takes a team to run a coffee business and we view each ‘employee’ as a member of a team that helps make Foster possible every day. When one person is missing or not performing to their ability, or when one person is having a bad day, we all feel it. Each team member works with the realization that their actions affect someone else. You must demonstrate your ability to work with others on a team, problem solve together, and consistently communicate with respect.
Due to the nature of the knowledge and training involved to work in a craft coffee shop, Foster looks for individuals who are interested in more than a seasonal job. We’re not expecting every person who works with Foster to make us their ultimate career goal, but a desire to work in the coffee industry is a huge plus. If you’re looking for a short-term temporary job and something that doesn't require much work, Foster isn’t the right fit for you. We will provide you with on-going training and help you feel at home in the Foster culture, so we do expect a reasonable commitment in return. No matter your life plans, we’re committed to seeing each person reach their full potential in life and discovering how Foster may be part of that journey. It’s important for us to discuss how Foster may fit into your life now and in the future.