Coffee Shop & Cafe Jobs in Canada

Common Positions

Counter Attendant

Essentially combining cashier, chef, and server responsibilities, counter attendant jobs involve constant customer interaction and food handling. Workers prepare menu items, ring up customer selections and process transactions with cash registers, fulfill guest orders, and wash dishes. Other job duties include cleaning dining areas and work stations, replenishing utensils and supplies, and organizing stockroom inventory. The entry-level position usually requires no previous work experience. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and basic math abilities. Hourly pay rates for counter attendants typically fall between $10.00 and $15.00.

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Baristas at Cafe prepare specialty coffee drinks for customers. Primary job responsibilities include operating espresso machines and other beverage equipment, making knowledgeable product recommendations, and cleaning work areas. Employees also perform counter attendant duties as needed. Applicants with previous barista experience often gain increased hiring consideration. Barista jobs usually feature the same or similar pay scales as counter attendant positions.

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The position of baker requires applicants to possess at least some experience or familiarity working with kitchen equipment and preparing baked goods. Hours for baker associates generally include early morning, before other employees arrive at locations, to prepare food items for the day. Bakers may work part-time or full-time, depending on necessity and availability. Typical equipment used by bakers includes ovens, fryers, and grills. Workers must adhere to safety and health regulations at all times. A baker may start out earning minimum wage. Increases in hourly pay may lead to wages between $12.00 and $16.00.

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Available with shift supervisor, assistant, and general manager job titles, management positions at cafes entail a wide variety of administrative and supervisory responsibilities. Managers develop and implement plans to increase restaurant profitability, delegate daily jobs to hourly associates, ensure customer satisfaction, and monitor inventory levels. Additional job duties include hiring and training entry-level workers, processing payroll and other employment records, and creating employee work schedules. Managerial candidates must have a high school diploma and previous supervisory experience in the restaurant industry. Prospective general managers may need to have a relevant college degree, as well. All management positions at Cafe Supreme require applicants to have the ability to oversee various work shifts as needed, including nights and weekends. Pay scales for managers vary by job title and experience. Shift supervisors typically earn hourly pay hovering around $15.00, while assistant managers generally make around $30,000 per year to start. General managers often enjoy annual salary options of $40,000 or more.

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