Job description: A Vice & Virtue Coffee Barista is an individual who is passionate about food and beverage preparation and education. The Barista will greet customers, answer their questions, take orders and accept payments, and prepare and serve food and drinks. You will also maintain a clean and well-stocked workspace and dining area, update displays, and continuously expand your knowledge of food and beverage quality controls, preparation methods, and presentation.

To succeed as a barista, you should be committed to providing customers with excellent service. You should be positive, friendly, knowledgeable, and polite.


Barista has the following responsibilities and duties:

• Welcoming customers, informing them about specials or new items, answering questions, and accepting orders and payments.

• Plating foods, such as sandwiches or baked goods.

• Preparing coffee and tea beverages according to recipes and serving customers

• Selling retail coffee and tea blends and highlighting the differences between items and educating customers about products, brewing methods, upcoming events, etc.

• Bussing, cleaning and restocking work and dining areas, emptying trash, and sanitizing equipment and utensils.

• Learning about brewing methods, beverage blends, food preparation, and presentation techniques to improve food and beverage quality.

• Updating signage and displays to attract and inform customers.

• Restock and replenish items in display cases, at tables, or behind the counter as needed during shifts and before shifts.

• Maintain professional relationships with hotel staff.

• Working as part of a fun, high-energy team

• Adhering to all food safety regulations and quality controls.


A barista should have the following skills, education and experience:

• Experience in food and beverage preparation or customer service preferred.

• Willingness to continue learning about food and beverage preparation.

• Exceptional listening and communication skills.

• Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency while maintaining excellent customer service.

• A sense of humor and the ability to find fulfillment in engaging with staff and guests.

• Must be able to regularly and safely lift objects greater than 30lbs unassisted.

• Able to stand all day while frequently bending and twisting, occasionally kneeling, squatting, and light to moderate lifting.

• Availability to work around peak hours, including nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays.

• A polite, engaging personality.

• Commitment to customer satisfaction, service excellence, and cleanliness.

Vice and Virtue’s mission: The mission of Vice & Virtue is to be innovators in the beverage arts to inspire passionate relationships within the community through superior customer service, creative experiences, ongoing education, exceptional products, and sustainable practices.

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Vice and Virtue Coffee

Part Time

Downtown, Memphis

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