Welcome to Chequessett Chocolate

Here at Chequessett Chocolate we take great pride in our mission, our products, and our community. Chequessett Chocolate provides a stimulating work environment, opportunities for personal growth, and job satisfaction. We value high performance from individual employees and the important role they play in our company. We expect our team members to take pride in their work and respond to our customers with the highest integrity and customer service.


Qualified candidates should send resumes to farmmaidfoods@gmail.com or feel free to introduce yourself and drop off your resume in person at the factory.

Barista/Front Of House Job Description

Espresso Machine: LaMarzocco GB5 2 Group

Position Summary:

- Provide exceptional service by delivering a great experience to our customers in terms of service, atmosphere, and quality. This includes friendly and informative interactions and a strong sense of attentiveness to provide a memorable cafe and retail experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Provide a friendly atmosphere by greeting each customer as they walk in the door.

- Customer service must be upbeat, authentic and attentive. The shop is a destination for chocolate loving tourists and locals and we expect impeccable service to be given.

- Prepare coffee and tea with acute attention to our standards of quality.

- Maintain product knowledge regarding all coffee, tea and food items and stay up to date on menu changes and accurately communicate product information to customers. Respond to questions, orders and allergy concerns.

- Properly handle and maintain all coffee brewing equipment.

- Operate POS system accurately and efficiently for customer transactions, process credit card transactions and make change.

- Work at an efficient pace to get tasks done: ring up customers, prepare their drinks and/or box up their items efficiently and with care. We expect that our front of house person always looks for tasks that improve the cafe environment and the customer experience. These may include: cleaning, re-stocking, wrapping chocolate, or other ongoing packaging tasks.

- Educate customers as they ask questions to ensure that they understand the concept of bean-to-bar chocolate and what distinguishes us from other chocolate companies. You will become familiar with the process of chocolate making at Chequessett Chocolate, from the work we do sourcing cacao to making a finished bar of chocolate.

- Maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout the café by ensuring that tables, floors, windows, shelves and doors are clean and meet company expectations.

- Any additional duties assigned to you by the MOD or other supervisor.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred.

Qualifications:

- One year experience as a barista with excellent dosing, tamping, and foaming techniques and latte art proficiency.

- Love espresso and coffee in general so that you know what you are serving tastes delicious. If you have third wave experience or extensive food experience, starting pay is higher.

- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a positive attitude. We are seeking someone with an attention to detail, patience, flexibility, ability to work on your feet all day, friendly personality, warm smile and a sense of humor! 

- Great at multi-tasking and prioritization. Ability to make basic guest service and business decisions. Ability to continue to learn and grow by setting personal goals. Flexible and able to work in other work areas as needed. 

- Applicant should be passionate about food. Craft chocolate and coffee knowledge helpful!

 


Baker/Pastry/Juice and Smoothie/Back Of House Job Description

Position Summary:

- The Pastry/Baker/ BOH responsibilities include; preparing quality pastry items such as baked goods including gluten-free and vegan options, desserts, confections, chocolates, and specialty items. This position will also be responsible for making smoothies and fresh juices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Meet with the Owner/Executive Chef to review baking and dessert assignments to establish priority items for the day.

- Comply with and fully understand the laws and regulations regarding licensing, food safety, health & safety. Enforce high standards of hygiene and sanitation.

- Ensure that all desserts and product are consistent.

- Prepare all menu items following recipes and yield guides. Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecast food cost.

- Prepare fresh juices and smoothies as they are ordered. These important tasks that are completed intermitently while working on larger projects (i.e. preparing dessert and pastry items. Being able to multi-task and stay calm and focused in the midst of multiple tasks is essential to this job.

- Do any necessary cleaning duties and contribute to the overall cleanliness of the kitchen and prep areas.

- Communicate effectively to pastry team in regards to inventory, product pars, and production levels.

Physical Requirements:

- Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

High School diploma or equivalent vocational training certificate; certification of culinary training or apprenticeship preferred.

Qualifications:

- To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to a satisfactory standard.

- Experience: Should have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience as Baker/Pastry Cook. Chocolate knowledge, gluten-free, vegan and food allergy preparation is a plus.