Experienced Barista and Bartender from October


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Head Barista and Bartender 2019/20


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Hospitality & tourism

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Papatowai, Otago 



Employment Type:

Full time, Seasonal

Job Description:

Experienced Head Barista, to prepare well executed coffee, loose leaf teas and cold beverages in the morning and afternoon. 
Approximate Hours: 7 am to 4pm
This leaves the rest of the day to enjoy the wonderful beaches, surfing, kayaking on the estuaries, hiking to waterfalls and along river trails.

We are looking for positive, professional and energetic people to join our team. Training provided, earn while you learn! Experience is a plus!

We want to help you become a successful part of our team, providing a high quality guest experience, create high quality hot and cold beverages and maintain a clean working environment. 

We are looking for suitable applicants to be a part of our team, working together to provide the best service and products to our guests. You must be passionate and able to work well in stressful situations, serving many guests enjoying the Catlins area.


Job Requirements:

We provide training to help you succeed in the hospitality industry!

We are looking for professionals to start in October and end in late May. (Experience required!)
Short term entry employment available December- March

A basic overview of your Barista/ Bartending responsibilities:
  • Be able to work independently and within a team
  • Open the restuarant in the morning and ensure it is presentable for the daily operations
  • Acknowledge and Welcome guests to our restaurant upon entering
  • Work with a POS docket system
  • Have our guests best interests at heart at all times, ensuring an excellent overall guest experience
  • Know our food and beverage menu in depth, including ingredients used and allergens
  • Be able to sell suitable products to our guests to enhance their experience
  • Prepare a range of high quality hot beverages on a coffee machine
  • Use a milk thermometer to ensure correct temperatures achieved
  • Clean the coffee station and milk wand as you go
  • Prepare cold beverages including specialty milkshakes, iced drinks, draught beer and wine
  • Effectively take guest orders, entering them into our POS system correctly 
  • Ensuring correct beverages are taken to the guests
  • Be able to assist on floor, running items, clearing tables and resetting when needed by the team.
  • Maintain a clean working environment and station
  • Restocking supplies
  • Basic cafe cleaning eg vaccuuming, window cleaning, enterance sweeping during quieter times
  • Assist in plating of cabinet food when required
  • Restocking gifts and merchandise
  • Complete checklists and follow set systems and procedures

We encourage applicants to have all of the following core attitudes:
  1. Self Control (Maintain composure, keep emotions in check, control anger and avoid aggressive behavior, even in difficult situations
  2. Integrity (Doing what is right, even when no one is looking)
  3. Dependable (Reliable, responsible and can fulfil obligations)
  4. Co-Operation (Work well in a team, pleasant and positive to others, display a good natured attitude)
  5. Attention to Detail (take pride in your work, completing tasks to a suitable standard)

A Valid New Zealand Working Holiday Visa or New Zealand right to work is all you need.  

Please include your current CV, in your application or cover letter. We can discuss the details of the position on a 'Skype' interview.

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Company Info
The Whistling Frog Cafe, Bar & Resort 10 Chaslands Hwy, Papatowai 9586
Papatowai, Southland, New Zealand

Phone: (03) 415 8338
Web Site: http://www.whistlingfrogresort.com/

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