RIVERWEST CO-OP CAFE MANAGER
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position, which includes all aspects of maintaining the daily operation of the Riverwest Co-op Café. This position requires various administrative tasks, being on call during normal cafe hours, delegating operational tasks to employees/volunteers, and serving on different committees.
The café is not only a very active neighborhood eating/gathering place, but also a profitable enterprise. We are seeking the right individual who has the vision, time and talent to develop this unique Riverwest venue.
Work 20 hours minimum per week in the cafe.
Respond to customer requests and concerns promptly.
Monitor and order products and supplies.
Check refrigerator temperatures.
Be on-call for any staff issues.
Utilize co-op’s existing social media presence to promote specials and attract customers
Staff Management Responsibilities
Hire and manage all café employees.
Train staff to comply with all applicable health and safety laws.
Train all staff in kitchen prep, cleaning, recipes and service.
Train volunteers when needed.
Adjust hours and assign tasks to meet customer demand.
Maintain and update task lists for employees, such as opening and closing procedures.
Conduct performance reviews.
Organize and manage the monthly cafe staff meeting.
Train/assist staff in operational tasks, such as: placing orders with UNFI, Wildflower, and Auburn; organizing the walk-in and basement; assisting with quarterly inventories; food and space preparation, and planning for events
Kitchen Management Responsibilities
Maintain café environment to health code requirements.
Maintain and repair equipment.
Oversee recipe consistency and develop new items.
Monitor food sales.
Ensure café’s compliance with applicable laws: business license, permits, health regulations, labor laws, etc.
General Management Responsibilities
Attend weekly Workers’ Collective meetings and work with WC.
Attend monthly Board meeting and report for café.
Attend monthly Finance Committee meeting.
Track café income and expenses and adjust prices to reflect supply/demand.
Prepare timely financial reports pertaining to food costs, salary, employee hrs, budget, & growth.
Monitor deviations from budget and maintain profit margins.
Monitor café performance and review reports with Finance committee regularly.
Weekly tip dispersal.
Payroll for café staff
Participate in and help coordinate events.
Respond to catering requests and ensure completion.
REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION
Must be able to be on feet for 8 hours a day and occasional heavy lifting.
Must be motivated and take initiative
Previous Kitchen management experience.
Excellent cooking skills and recipe development.
Organizational and multitasking skills.
Understanding of cost and inventory control.
Friendly customer relations demeanor.
Demonstrates leadership ability, such as experience delegating tasks and adequately training coworkers
Communication skills; ability to listen, speak and write clearly. Can give and receive feedback and constructive criticism.
Ability to work with people of a wide range of skills, personalities, and backgrounds.
Willingness to work collaboratively with paid staff and volunteers.
Computer literacy (Google Docs/Sheets, Excel, Windows).
Experience with a cooperative, not-for-profit business model.
Experience with vegan and vegetarian food.
Experience working in a strong team work environment.
Ability to work within a set budget.
Knowledge of menu and deli items.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Starting wage is $33,280 ($16/hour), plus tips when working in cafe.
Benefits include vacations and PTO.
Perks include: store discounts, shift meals.
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