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Kitchen Manager: University Ave Location

Kitchen Manager: University Ave location
Contact our GM Jessica Peters to apply
jessica@ancoracoffee.com

Kitchen Manager Job Description:

We are looking for a kitchen manager who takes pride in their kitchen, their team, and the product they deliver. At Ancora, we are a small team. Our kitchen manager works alongside our line cooks, helps develop recipes, creates specials, oversees deliveries, maintains kitchen cleanliness, and works alongside our GM to hire and further develop team members. The ideal kitchen manager is passionate about quality food, detail oriented and a skilled communicator and motivator. Strong communication and respect for all team members and customers is required.

We are a well established, women-owned and operated, Madison café that expanded our operations in 2017 to include a full service kitchen. We specialize in all things brunch and are open 7 days per week. We take great pride in our business and the relationships we have built with our customers and staff over the years. Our customers have come to expect speedy, consistent, and delicious products from us, and that is what we always aim to deliver. Our staff is a tight knit family, who treats each other with respect and kindness. We have NO tolerance for bullying or any form of abuse.

** We are currently open 7-2pm (due to covid), but normal business hours are 6a-5pm with kitchen closing at 4pm at. Please do not apply for this job if you are not able to show up for morning shifts. Dependability and pride in your work are key in this position. We are currently hiring two kitchen managers - one for each location. (107 King St. + 3318 University Ave). Please specify in your application if there is a location that is more convenient for you to work at. **

Kitchen Manager Responsibilities:

  • Manages back-of-house operations during scheduled shifts that include staff support and scheduling. This position reports directly to cafe GM.
  • Staffs, trains and develops team members through ongoing training and coaching
  • Ensures food quality by maintaining high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage, and sanitation of food products
  • Works line, preps, cleans and organizes, and leads staff by example. No one is above any task in our café.
  • Prepares back-of-house schedules and ensures that areas of responsibility are staffed properly for all shifts
  • Carefully observes kitchen operations and addresses any issues
  • Identifies operational opportunities to build sales and control costs and implements plans to address
  • Manage the purchasing, receiving and storing of food products to minimize food waste and optimize food cost
  • Helps develop recipes for new menu items and organize proper training of staff on menu changes
  • Fosters and leads by example with open communication between back-of-house and front-of-house staff
  • Organizes and completes daily cleaning/maintenance checklist as well as proper deep cleans

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work on your feet for eight hours a day
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds at a time on a regular basis
  • 2 year previous cooking experience preferred
  • 1 year previous management experience preferred
  • High level of professionalism and respect for teammates and customers
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Cleanliness and proper knowledge of food safety is key
  • Excellent verbal communication and organization skills

Job Types Available: Full-time (40hrs) - 2 days off per week

Salary: $35,000-$45,000 DOE

Benefits:

  • 2 weeks Paid Time Off
  • Health + Dental Insurance
  • Year End Bonus

Additional Compensation:

  • Free meal + drinks during shift
  • 50% all food and drink when not on shift
  • Free 1/2lb of beans per week
Line / Prep Cook: King St. Location

Line / Prep Cook: King St. location
Contact our GM Kim Conaway to apply
kim@ancoracoffee.com

Line & Prep Cook Job Description:

We are looking for cooks that like to be involved with all facets of the kitchen. At Ancora, we are a small team. Our cooks work the line, prep food, help create specials, and work closely with all team members to make sure our fast paced café is operating safely and smoothly. Everyone shares duties, including dishes. Strong communication and respect for all team members and customers is required.

We are a well established, women-owned and operated, Madison café that expanded our operations in 2017 to include a full service kitchen. We specialize in all things brunch and are open 7 days per week. We take great pride in our business and the relationships we have built with our customers and staff over the years. Our customers have come to expect speedy, consistent, and delicious product from us, and that is what we always aim to deliver. Our staff is a tight knit family, who treats each other with respect and kindness. We have NO tolerance for bullying or any form of abuse.

** We are currently open 7-2pm (due to covid), but normal business hours are 6a-5pm with kitchen closing at 4pm. Please do not apply for this job if you are not able to show up for morning shifts. (Cooks usually report between 6-8am depending on the shift being worked). **

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Memorize all menu offerings and know how to properly execute each dish including packaging/plating in a timely manner
  • Monitor product freshness, date mark all prepped items, and rotate out old product based.
  • Ensure that the kitchen, prep areas and food storage areas meet restaurant cleaning standards
  • Prepping food and completing cleaning/maintenance checklist between orders

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work on your feet for eight hours a day
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds at a time on a regular basis
  • 1 year previous cooking experience preferred
  • High level of professionalism and respect for teammates and customers
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Cleanliness and proper knowledge of food safety is key
  • Excellent verbal communication and organization skills

Job Types Available: Full-time (30-40hrs), Part-time (15-29hrs)

Salary: $12.00 to $15.00 /hour DOE

Additional Compensation:

  • Health & Dental insurance available to anyone who works 30+hrs per week
  • Free meal + drinks during shift
  • 50% all food and drink when not on shift
  • Free 1/2lb of beans per week

Benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule

Job Duties:

  • Prepare all food items as directed in a timely and sanitary manner
  • Follow recipes and plate according to guidelines
  • Operate all kitchen equipment safely
  • Clean dishes and keep dish pit area clean and organized
  • Clean and maintain line station
  • Assist with the cleaning and organization of kitchen and equipment
  • Restock items as needed throughout the shift
  • Adhere to all food codes and guidelines

Schedule:

  • One weekend day required
  • 5 days per week - 40 hrs max
Barista

Barista
Contact our GM Kim Conaway to apply
kim@ancoracoffee.com

Are you an efficient, hard-working, service industry hustler?
We’re looking for a few friendly people to join our team!

We are a well established, women-owned and operated, Madison café that expanded our operations in 2017 to include a full service kitchen. We specialize in all things brunch and are open 7 days per week. We take great pride in our business and the relationships we have built with our customers and staff over the years. Our customers have come to expect speedy, consistent, and delicious products from us, and that is what we always aim to deliver. Our staff is a tight knit family, who treats each other with respect and kindness. We have NO tolerance for bullying or any form of abuse.

Food service experience is required. Barista experience is preferred!

Responsibilities include:

  • Ringing up food and drinks quickly and correctly
  • Running food + bussing tables
  • Brewing coffee + teas
  • Prepping other beverages
  • Providing “above and beyond” customer service
  • Washing dishes + general cleaning tasks

Compensation starts at $9/hour, depending on experience, and we make amazing tips (our customers are awesome)!

Full time (30-40 hours) and part time (15-30 hours) positions available.