Cafe Front of House

The Skip Garden Kitchen, Global Generation

Camden, London
£22,000 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Fixed Term Contract +447506920929 Sarah Longden

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Thursday, 23rd May 2019   4 days left

As Front of House you will be the ‘face’ of the Skip Garden Kitchen, interacting with customers, ensuring that they receive a very warm welcome and such great service that they will want to come back again and again. You will also become part of the Global Generation team and get the chance to take part in other aspects of our work. You will have access to some of the ‘perks’ of the job - such as free early morning yoga classes on Wednesdays and delicious staff lunches every day.

Organisational Context

Global Generation has an established network of urban food-growing sites in King’s Cross, of which the Skip Garden is the ‘mothership’. Our work is focused on the development of the whole person, providing support for young people to become catalysts for change in their communities. We integrate values-based reflective learning into practical sessions, enabling young people to grow themselves, grow relationships and grow a new vision for the future. The food we grow gets used in our Skip Garden Kitchen involving local young people and local businesses.

Cooking and eating together is an important aspect of Global Generation, an important income earner in order to reinvest the money into our community projects as well as increasingly a platform to bring different people together and learn in a hands on way. The Skip Garden Kitchen is open from Tuesday to Saturday. 

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Customer service: politely dealing with the public attending the cafe, workshops, and visiting the garden
  • Representing GG in a positive way at all times
  • Cash handling: operating the till, floats, cashing up at the end of the day
  • Liaising with kitchen staff on priorities and needs
  • Serving food to customers and clearing tables
  • Ensuring a presentable and clean service area at all times
  • Keeping the washing up area organised and as clear as possible by doing regular batches of washing up
  • Regular cleaning of appliances, fridges & freezers as directed
  • Regular involvement in the daily kitchen clean down as well as the regular kitchen deep clean (sanitising surfaces, mopping floors etc)
  • Helping tidy the garden and areas used by cafe customers
  • Helping set up for special events and lunches where necessary
  • Opportunities to help with the cooking and working alongside children, young people and adult volunteers

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Front of house experience, such as being a waiter or waitress and/or working in customer services at events
  • Some experience of working or volunteering in a kitchen and using kitchen equipment
  • Great communication skills and the ability to deal with all kinds of customers
  • A love of tidiness and order
  • A willing and flexible working attitude - there is a lovely atmosphere at the Skip Garden but we also work long hours and need to be flexible depending on what is on and what is needed
  • Interest in working outdoors, passion for the natural environment and for working with young people
  • Interest in values based learning
  • Empathy with Global Generation’s ethos
  • A very friendly and open nature
  • Previous barista experience (desirable)

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties; it is not exhaustive and we would be pleased to discuss any constructive comments you may have. Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our business, this job description may be subject to change. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description, and according to the needs of the Charity

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