Barista

The I Cafe at the I Hotel and Conference Center, is seeking Baristas to perform the following duties with the following qualities and qualifications:

  • Please send cover letters and resumes to the Human Resources Department at hr@stayatthei.comAssumes 100% responsibility for quality guests’ experience by delivering legendary customer service to all customers.
  • Discovers and responds to customer needs and acts with a “customer comes first” attitude
  • Maintains a calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events to keep store operating to standard.
  • Learns the names and personally recognize our regulars.
  • Records and prepares orders accurately and immediately.
  • Make specific recommendations and answer questions regarding beverages.
  • Provides quality beverages and food products consistently for all customers by adhering to all recipe and presentation standards.
  • Thanks guests for their visit and invites them to return.
  • Accepts guest payment, process credit card charges and make change (if applicable).
  • Follows operational policies and procedures, including those for cash handling and safety and security, to ensure the safety during each shift.
  • Reports all equipment problems and bar maintenance issues to supervisor.
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
  • Maintains a clean and organized workspace.
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • Follows health, safety and sanitation guidelines for all products.

Qualifications:

  • High level of commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Must possess a positive attitude and work well with other team members
  • Be able to communicate and understand the predominant language(s) of our guests.
  • Must have the ability to handle money and operate a point-of-sale system.
  • Be able to stand/walk, stoop, kneel, push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 40 lbs
  • Be willing to follow direction and ask questions for clarification if needed.
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Brings a positive energy to workplace
  • Works well in a fast-paced high volume work environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and attention to details
  • Flexible work schedule, available to work weekdays and weekends
  • Previous Barista experience a plus.

For full time positions, Health benefits package, 401(k), paid vacation, and bonus structure offered.
I Cafe is located south of the State Farm Center at 1900 S. First Street in Champaign, IL.

Please send cover letters and resumes to the Human Resources Department at hr@stayatthei.com