We're Hiring!

Post Date: July 31st 2021

Sweet Alchemy Cafe is looking for a few new part-time staff members. Starting dates are now through Mid September. 

We are small family run business that loves what we are doing and are looking for folks who fit into our upbeat, caring, curious and hard working team. We seek those who are conscientious, know the meaning of kitchen hustle and multitasking and truly enjoy working in the service industry in all its joys and challenges.  We are only looking to hire for a minimum 6 month commitment. No short term positions are available.  

 

FOH/ Barista 

Thursday/Friday/ Saturday and/or Sunday 8:30AM-4:30PM

As front of house lead you are the first point of contact for our customers and we are looking for someone who is excited to be an ambassador of who we are: passionate about good, local food and believing that getting to nourish others on a daily basis is a privilege. You will be taking orders, making smoothies, stocking the bakery case, managing the small dining room, running food out to tables outside etc. There is a lot to to juggle and this is a role for someone who feels like they are amazing at multitasking, being clean, efficient and don’t usually make the same mistake twice. You love rising to the challenge of timing drinks for to go orders while handling in person ordering and remembering to wipe the tables and check the napkin stock and still get that smoothie made. Doing the kitchen dance is something familiar to you and you enjoy. Being friendly, attentive and nimble in the face of lots of varying priorities is a must! Prior experience is great, but willing to train the right person who feels everything stated above speaks to them.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting customers and taking orders

  • Making espresso drinks and smoothies

  • Bringing food orders out to customers 

  • keeping the dining areas clean and tidy

  • Putting pastry orders neatly together in bags/boxes

  • Compiling entire orders (from FOH and meals from kitchen), putting on the pick-up shelves in a timely manner, and updating the point-of-sale system as orders are completed

  • Answering the phone - answering customer questions with patience, kindness, and clarity and occasionally taking phone orders. 

  • Doing dishes or helping the kitchen when not busy up front

  • Cleaning and restocking the FOH throughout the day and at the end of the day. 

 

Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours (standard 15 minute lunch break + bathroom breaks of course allowed)

  • Must be able to lift and carry 30+ pounds

  • Attentiveness to personal hygiene

  • Commitment. We are looking for someone able to have a set schedule. Must be able to work one weekend day which can rotate. 

 

Compensation is $17-20 per hour including tips depending on experience. We increase pay aligning with how long you’ve worked with us, responsibility you’ve taken on, and your effort to help our team be the best we can be. Benefits include a shift meal, coffee/tea as needed, an employee discount, and a fun and caring workplace culture. 

Sweet Alchemy welcomes candidates of all identities and backgrounds. If the above job description sounds like your jam, and if you share our values and our enthusiasm for plant-based and allergy-friendly food made with joy and care, we’re interested in talking with you :) 

 

Please apply by emailing us at sweetalchemyvt@gmail.com Please include the following:

  • Your name, email address, and phone number

  • Two work- or volunteer-related references

  • Tell us a little bit about yourself, relevant work/school/life experience, and why you’re interested in this position and working at Sweet Alchemy.

 

Specialty Baker

Shifts: Monday/Thursday/Friday/Sunday approx 6:30 AM-3PM

 

This is a year round position of approximately 32-36 hours a week. This role is predominately a production baker for our many wholesale accounts in the Burlington and Montpelier area and creating items for our daily bakery menu for our retail store front.

The ideal candidate has production baking experience or at the very least a long, enthusiastic and adventurous history of baking at home. The ability to multitask, see the bigger picture and work quickly and consistently under pressure is a must. Familiarity with vegan and gluten free baking is a plus but not a necessity . Everything we bake is vegan and most of it is gluten free. Being vegan and/or gluten free is not a requirement, just the desire to learn this other baking medium!

 

This is a crucial piece of our business operations and we are looking for the right, long term (minimum 1 year commitment) person to fill this role. This is a role with a lot of room to grow, to flex your creative muscles and contribute hugely to what we offer customers as our reputation for fantastic gluten free/ vegan baked goods is a mainstay of our business. We are a small but growing enterprise and looking for the right person to learn our systems, be comfortable in both the science and art of baking, and then help take the bakery portion of our business to another level! 

We are looking for someone who wants to take on a lot of responsibility as you will be the only weekday baker. 

 

There is the possibility for full time work with the addition of a second weekend day for the right person. 

 

Job duties and Requirements:

Responsible for daily production from scratch of baked goods for our storefront and fulfilling wholesale orders on their respective deadlines. 

-Prepping doughs and batters

-Managing stock of prepared items for both wholesale and retail.

-Managing ingredient inventory, placing and receiving orders

-Communicating with vendors about weekly orders and adjusting daily bake-offs accordingly. 

-Setting up and breaking down your baking station on every shift, deep cleaning, doing all your own dishes et. 

-Maintaining efficiency and consistency while multitasking 

-Delivery to our wholesale accounts from time to time if our delivery driver is not available. 

-Be able to stand on your feet for hours at a time. 

-Be able to lift 50lbs objects/bags frequently and unaided

-Maintain quality and consistency of our offerings based on following recipes, taste testing and working with the owner on new products, flavors and ideas.

-This is a physical job and you must be able to deal with hot ovens, carrying heavy things, moving back and forth, and a lot of repetitive active motion. 

 

Other Pertinent Information:

 Starting $18-22 per hour( wages+tips) based on experience, quickness in stepping into this role and whether you have cake decorating experience and can take on special orders for birthdays, weddings etc. We are looking to make this a role with a truly livable wage and offer raises quickly and accordingly as you meet markers for efficiency and quality in your work. 

-paid 15 minute break and staff meal every 8 hour shift

-staff discount on days off

-5 days PTO earned after 6 months of full time work. 

-Flexibility in schedule based on the day and the flow of the week.

-Hours are typically 6 or 7am-3pm with the option for the work to be spread out over 5 days instead of 4. 

Sweet Alchemy welcomes candidates of all identities and backgrounds. If the above job description sounds like your jam, and if you share our values and our enthusiasm for plant-based and allergy-friendly food made with joy and care, we’re interested in talking with you :) 

 

Please apply by emailing us at sweetalchemyvt@gmail.com Please include the following:

  • Your name, email address, and phone number

  • Two work- or volunteer-related references

  • Tell us a little bit about yourself, relevant work/school/life experience, and why you’re interested in this position and working at Sweet Alchemy.