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Barista
Brand: Intersect by Lexus
Req#: 518253
Updated: 12/09/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Intersect (412 W 14th St NY, NY)
Category: Barista
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Job Description

 

Make a meaningful impact as a Barista at Intersect!

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!


Our Baristas must have a strong knowledge of specialty coffee, an appreciation for loose leaf tea preparation, as well as a desire to learn more about and develop their craft. We will serve Joe Coffee, a family-owned specialty coffee roasting company based in Red Hook, NY and teas from In Pursuit of Tea. Our barista must thrive in a high volume environment, while working closely with their co-workers in a team oriented atmosphere. The Barista will also prepare menu items, including sandwiches and salads. This position actively embodies, inspires, & elevates USHG’s Family Values of Hospitality, Excellence, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Integrity. We are seeking individuals who have great communication skills, strong work ethic, passion for hospitality, commitment to excellence, who understand the importance of team work. Ability to multi-task and demonstrate athleticism is a must.

We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement.

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

What You Bring to the Table 

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of :
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than in expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t-and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first 
  • Familiarity with current trends in the specialty coffee and tea industry, i.e. origin profiles, coffee processing methods, proper espresso extraction, single origin espresso, brew ratios, nitro cold brew
  • Must possess passion for coffee and ability to prepare classic espresso beverages (cappuccinos, macchiatos, cortados etc.)
  • Comfort working with and maintaining top-of-the-line equipment such as ModBar Espresso AV Under-Counter System and Nuova Simonelli Clima Pro Grinders.
  • Must have the ability to pull great shots consistently (you must have pulled a shot within the last three months)
  • Must have genuine interest in interacting with guests and creating regulars
  • Ability to create latte art is preferred
  • Must be comfortable handling credit cards; we are a cash-free establishment
  • Derives pleasure from providing hospitality                                                                                                                                                                                         

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 0-1+ yrs restaurant experience required
  • Excellent Emotional Self Awareness under pressure while maintaining a graceful, warm presence.                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Curious Intelligence to continue learning in the position                                                                                                                                                               
  • Open availability and a career mentality
 

 

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