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Jobs

Line Cook: All Locations

Line Cook
Downtown Cafe applicants, please contact our Head Chef Brendan Kelley to apply: brendan@ancoracoffee.com
Shorewood Hills Cafe applicants, please contact our Head Chef James McVeigh to apply: james@ancoracoffee.com
Maple Bluff Cafe applicants, please contact our Head Chef Adam Beehler to apply: adam@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.

** Normal business hours are 6:30a-3pm. 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: $18.00 to $22.00 /hour including participation in tip pool

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
  • Paid time off
  • 401k with 4% employer match
  • 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
Sous Chef: Downtown

Sous Chef
Applicants, please contact our Head Chef Brendan Kelley to apply: brendan@ancoracoffee.com

Sous Chef Job Description:

We are looking for a sous chef that likes to be involved with all facets of the kitchen. At Ancora, we are a small team. All members of the kitchen staff work the line, prep food, 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.

** Normal business hours are 6:30a-3pm. Please do not apply for this job if you are not able to show up for morning shifts. **

Sous Chef Duties:

  • Memorize all menu offerings and know how to properly execute each dish including packaging/plating in a timely manner
  • Participate in and train others as necessary in all aspects of the kitchen: Line Cooking, Prepping, Dishwashing
  • Completing & monitoring tasks on daily checklists: opening, closing, cleaning, and maintenance
  • Monitor product freshness, date mark all prepped items, and rotate out old product
  • Ensure that the kitchen, prep areas and food storage areas meet restaurant cleaning standards
  • Assist Kitchen Manager with monitoring of stock of prepped and unprepped food items
  • Assist Kitchen Manager with ordering of produce and other special orders
  • Assist Kitchen Manager with maintaining organization of the kitchen, especially with new product
  • Assist Kitchen Manager with the overseeing of training + development of staff
  • Manage the kitchen when the Kitchen Manager has days off
  • Collaborate with Kitchen Manager & Culinary Director on development of specials and new menu items
  • Provide constructive feedback to help improve operations and offerings
  • Help ensure the food coming out of the kitchen is high quality + the kitchen is kept in good condition
  • Solve complex problems as they arise
  • Assist with the monitoring and maintenance of kitchen equipment

Job Types Available: Full-time (40hrs)

Salary: $23.00 to $26.00 /hour including participation in tip pool

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
  • Paid time off
  • 401k with 4% employer match
  • 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 & Supervisors: All Locations

Barista & Supervisors
Downtown Cafe applicants, please contact our GM Mikaela Zaretser to apply: mikaela@ancoracoffee.com
Shorewood Hills Cafe applicants, please contact our GM Graham Nash to apply: graham@ancoracoffee.com
Maple Bluff Cafe applicants, please contact our GM Angela Kahl to apply: angela@ancoracoffee.com

Barista Job Description:

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
  • If you're awesome and well experienced at all of the above and looking for an added challenge and responsibilities, we'd love to discuss a barista supervisor role with you!

Barista Compensation: $17-21 including tips)

Supervisor Compensation : $18-22 including tips

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

  • Health & Dental insurance available to anyone who works 30+hrs per week
  • 50% of meals + drinks during shift
  • 50% all food and drink when not on shift
  • Free 1/2lb of beans per week
  • Paid time off
  • 401k with 4% employer match
  • Flexible schedule
Bakery: Maple Bluff Cafe

Baker applicants, please contact our Head Baker Rae Wiltshire: rachel@ancoracoffee.com

Baker Job Description:

Ancora Cafe and Bakery is seeking an Assistant Baker for the early morning production shift. The ideal candidate will have some experience working in a bakery or similar food service environment, as well as a passion for baking and a strong work ethic. This position requires early morning availability (2 am, 3 am start times) and some weekend availability. This is for a part time position with the intent to transition to full time by the end of July. Driving required: Occasionally helping deliver baked goods to our other Madison-area cafes is a part of this job - a generous gas reimbursement is provided in exchange for using your vehicle.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, decorate, and bake donuts, scones, cookies, bars, and pastries
  • Follow recipes and baking procedures to ensure consistent quality
  • >Monitor, operate, and adjust oven temperatures and baking times as necessary
  • Monitor and operate a donut fryer and proofer
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Stock bakery display cases with freshly baked goods
  • Assist with other tasks as needed
  • Ability to work as a team and communicate with other bakers
  • Safely transport baked goods to our Madison area cafes in personal vehicle
  • Job Types Available: Full-time (30-40hrs)

    Salary: $18.00 to $22.00 /hour including participation in tip pool

    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
  • Paid time off
  • 401k with a 4% match