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Hamra Enterprises ? an award-winning franchisee of Panera Bread, has great opportunities for driven people who are looking for a fun, energetic atmosphere with room to grow. Do you wear your smile with pride and are you willing to learn? You could be our next rising star!

We are a hospitality company committed to providing ?guest delight? in every facet of the customer experience?all while having a GREAT time doing it! We?re committed to employee development and growth through training, coaching, and learning from one another.

SEEKING FULL AND PART-TIME HOURLY ASSOCIATES:

With the right attitude, personality, and desire to delight our guests, you will be trained and set up for success. At Hamra Enterprises, ?success? means moving our business and our communities forward. We actively engage in philanthropic endeavors including our work with Boston Children?s Hospital, Make-A-Wish IL, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and Children?s Miracle Network.

WE OFFER:


  • Highly competitive pay with HUGE growth potential

  • Insurance and 401k for full-time employees (eligible after one-year anniversary)

  • Plenty of hours and flexible schedules for full-time & part-time

  • Opportunity for career advancement in our growing company

  • Product discounts

REQUIREMENTS:


  • Must be at least 16 years of age

  • Reliable transportation

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

  • Authorized to work in the United States

  • We use E-Verify

Let?s create something amazing together! Apply today!

THE BORING LEGAL STUFF:

In order to perform the basic job duties, you must be able to do the following with reasonable or no accommodations:


  • Walk, move, traverse- The person in this position must have the ability to stand up to 12 hours, move about the restaurant to access the dining room, prep area, restrooms, and dumpster area.

  • Use hands/fingers to handle or feel operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, position. May use a register, slicer, knives, scissors, other machinery, and a computer.

  • Climb (ladders) or balance, ascend/descend, work atop, traverse; occasionally ascends/descends a step ladder to reach product on top shelves.

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, position self (to), move. Constantly positions self to maintain cleanliness of restaurant, including under the tables and prep areas. Also, to retrieve product.

  • Talk/hear, communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express oneself, exchange information; the person in this position frequently communicates with fellow employees or guests. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

  • Taste/smell detect, distinguish, determine, not applicable.

  • Carry weight, lift, move, transport, position, put, install, remove; frequently moves product, dishes, boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Exposure hot/cold. Constantly exposed to low temperatures in walk-in freezer and cooler. Constantly exposed to high heat in walk-in oven, or wall mounted ovens.

This job description describes a general category of jobs. Employees may be assigned other duties in addition to or instead of those described above. Any duties are subject to change at any time according to the changing needs of our organization.

Hamra Enterprises is dedicated to our core values--letting you love what you do and do what you love! We operate with integrity, with humanity, and by empowering our employees to advance their careers!

Equal Opportunity Employer



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Summary


We are a hip cafe that serves trendy snacks and drinks with cult-following. We're looking for coffee and food lovers to join our crew at our new store in West Loop, Chicago. The ideal barista should be passionate about coffee, tea, food and creating incredible guest experiences grounded in respect and empathy. Don't have prior coffee, food or service experience? Don't sweat it, because this is not all we're looking for. We're more interested in who you are and what you care about.


 


Essential Functions



  • Greet customers with the warmest smile

  • Educate customers of all our products by answering all the questions they might have while presenting our menu

  • Prepare and sell coffee and tea drinks by following prescribed recipes and preparation techniques for coffee drinks, such as espresso, espresso latte, cappuccino etc.

  • Maintain high quality and consistent products

  • Accurately process transactions in the POS system

  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and sanitation regulations.

  • Cup and taste coffee and tea regularly to excel familiarity with product standards.

  • Communicate with team members and management to improve service

  • Support your team in keeping the cafe running smoothly: the tasks may vary but include washing dishes, clearing tables,sweeping, mopping and organizing bar area.

  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications



  • 2 years of experience of working in a coffee shop or restaurants

  • Be able to dial in espresso machine and serve a selection of delicious coffee in a variety of different brewing methods including but not limited to: espresso, pour over, and cold brew

  • Key skills required to set your grinder, make espresso and foam and texture milk for Latte and cappuccinos.

  • Latte art is a MUST

  • Stay knowledgeable about our current coffee and food menu through tastings, cuppings and information provided to you by your Lead Barista

  • Ability to lift, pull, carry and/or move up to 50 pounds. For example, you will be handling bags of coffee beans, coffee kegs, crates of milk, tub of dishes and trash bins


Benefits



  • Free drinks at our cafe during your shift

  • Discounts on any food items and merchandise

  • Paid time off by accumulated working hours


 


Who are we?


Eat Me, Milk Me (EMMM) is a concept store located in West Loop, Chicago that houses curated designs of object and garment + fun Asian snacks and drinks. Driven by aesthetic and good taste, the concept store itself is a sensory experience that never bores; specially curated seasonal collection will be available in both design series and food menu. EMMM is made possible by an ecosystem of global young designers, artists, and artisans.


“What does Eat me, Milk me stand for? ”


The answer is simple: We stand for premium tea beverages, espresso drinks, and tasty but healthy Asian food. We will be the first one who is serving organic special milk tea with sea salt foam on the top in Chicago area. We want to introduce our milk tea beverages, George Howell coffee and freshly made asian trendy food to people in Chicago and break cultural barriers. We also want to change the way people thought of milk tea: no artificial ingredients and added preservatives. We only use organic milk, premium loose-leaf tea in our products. We also want to bring George Howell coffee bean in Chicago. We want to educate Starbucks fans to know who created their favorite drinks, Frappuccino. We want to open up the milk tea and in-house daily made Asian trendy tapas experience for everyone.


 


Tea


Our tea selections are sourced globally and mainly from the local tea farms in China. All of our single origin teas are imported from China. We set the standard for quality. In order to bring our customers the freshest, best-tasting teas on earth. Our herbal tea blend are from local tea farms here in the US. The reason we do this is to ensure the freshest quality of our herbal floral tea since most herbal and flowers have much shorter shelf life. Each blend is handcrafted in small batches to ensure that you get the freshest product possible.


 


George Howell Coffee


The creator of the world’s most famous coffee beverage drink, Frappuccino (bought by Starbucks) is an American entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the specialty-coffee movement in the United States in the early 1970s. He was the founder of The Coffee Connection, a high-end coffee retailer based in Boston, Massachusetts which was acquired by the Starbucks Corporation in 1994 and which formed the nexus of their expansion into the Boston area. He is an expert on single-origin coffee and is also the founder of George Howell Coffee.


We are the first and the only one who partnered with George Howell coffee in Chicago because we want our customers to take part in the adventure as we explore the rainbow of coffee flavors. The mission statement of George Howell is to seek out the best coffees on Earth. We buy the finest regional and single farm-sourced coffees for coffee lovers who share in our quest for the ultimate cup.


 


Equal Employment Opportunity


Eat Me Milk Me is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on these qualities, a job’s requirements, our business’s needs, and an applicant’s qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind—in the hiring process or in the workplace. We comply with the ADA and consider reasonable accommodation measures that may be necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at careers@eatmemilkme.com


 


Please email your resume to carrers@eatmemilkme.com if you are interested. Thanks!



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  • Welcomes customers by determining their coffee/dessert/food interests and needs.

  • Educates customers by presenting and explaining the menu; answering questions.

  • Sells menu items as needed.

  • Generates revenues by attracting new customers; defining new and expanded services and products.

  • Maintains inventories by replenishing all items; stocking coffee brewing equipment; maintaining supplies, deli meats,breads,pastries, and cookies for coffee bar.

  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.

  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and sanitation regulations.

  • Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes; maintaining and improving the appearance of the store and display units.

  • Enhances coffee shop reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

  • Helps with setup and breakdown of all events.


 



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