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Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
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Zip Code: 91901
Industry: All
Employer: PIRCH
Job Tracking ID: 1381016621
Job Description:
At PIRCH, we believe meaningful experiences are more important than business transactions. Our mission is to create joyful memories with a carefully curated selection of premium lifestyle goods for indoor- and outdoor-kitchens, laundry rooms and the bath. We're transforming the industry and people are noticing.

Every day we help countless customers live joyfully and in the last year alone we earned a dozen awards including recognition as one of Forbes' Most Promising Companies for 2013.

As we grow and spread joy to new communities we are looking for the right people to help us on our mission. If you're interested in joining our team there are a few things you should know:

• We like working with people who are kind, passionate and courageous
• We think and act differently from companies that 'sell products'
• Everyone's first priority at PIRCH is to create joy for everyone we touch -- customers, colleagues and partners

PURPOSE
A Barista of Joy's primary purpose is to put guests at ease and make them feel cared for upon entering the store. The tools of the trade include a warm hello, a disarming smile and a complimentary beverage created on a fine Italian espresso machine. This important role is also responsible for orienting guests to the PIRCH store experience, answering questions and attending to guests needs.

ATTRIBUTES OF A GREAT BARISTA OF JOY:
• Enjoys smiling
• Kindness, integrity and respect for all people
• Passion for enthusiastically serving others and creating joyful experiences
• A positive and calm attitude
• Ability to focus and work efficiently in a fast-paced retail environment
• Willingness to jump in and help wherever needed
• Desire to be a part of a team and have fun
• A strong personal identification with the PIRCH Manifesto

WHAT YOU DO (among other things)
• Inspire and create moments of joy
• Prepare hot and cold drink offerings as well as serve savory or sweet offerings
• Clean and manage all work area floors, utensils, equipment, service and seating while adhering to safe food-handling procedures and sanitation practices
• Diligently follow required safety procedures
• Guide the guest experience by educating guests about PIRCH and the showroom
• Answer guest questions and connect customers with appropriate PIRCH team members based on their needs
• Serve and accommodate guest's dogs

ROLE REQUIREMENTS
• Five-day work week will include weekends and evenings
• Long hours of standing, moving, bending, lifting and caring in a retail store environment
• Ability to carry trays of dishes and glassware up to 25 lbs.

EXPERIENCE
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required
• Training in food service, preparation and customer service preferred
• State Food Handler's Card preferred


Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: TBD

Restaurant Jobs Description

Cooks

The most important factor to consider when hiring a cook is experience. Preferably, experience in the style of food you will be serving. Cooking candidates should express an enthusiasm for the food you plan to serve. If a cook is professionally trained, be sure that they can handle the speed of a busy kitchen as well as produce delicious dishes. Food safety, such as a Serve Safe certification is also a plus. While cooks don’t need to be as personable as the wait staff or hostess, they should be someone who can work as part of team and be reasonably polite.

Wait Staff

If you are expecting a high paced, quick turnover rate each day, you need someone who can move fast. However, if the view of your restaurant is quiet, intimate, and slow-paced, such as fine dining, then you need someone who is comfortable that type of atmosphere. When interviewing for wait staff positions, ask each candidate what their strengths are. A server should be knowledgeable of the type of food you serve, as well as have a basic familiarity of wine and mixed drinks.

Host

The general job of a restaurant host is to meet, greet, and seat customers. Therefore it is an excellent entry-level job for someone without a lot of restaurant experience (or any). The host should be friendly and courteous, and also know how to handle rushes, waiting lines. A host should be an organized person who is comfortable multi-tasking.

Bartender

This position is often tops on the front-of-the house job ladder. To be a great bartender (and that is the only type you should hire) a person must have a wide knowledge of mixed drinks, be friendly to both customers and staff and be a good listener. Great bartenders can give quality, attentive service to their own customers, while still getting the staff their drinks. Honesty is another important requirement. The bartender handles a lot of cash each shift and you need to be able to trust that he or she will not siphon any off the top.

Dishwasher

This is usually an entry-level position in the business. While dishwashing isn't the most desirable job in a restaurant, it is one of the most important. It's always a good idea to be a little nicer to your dishwashers-- give them a free meal or a tip after a particularly busy night to keep them from walking off in the middle of a shift. Because, if they walk, there is a good chance the owner may have to finish the job! If an employee can stick out a few months in the dish pit, then they are worth bringing up through the ranks, since nothing else will help build character the way dishwashing does.

Busboy (also referred to as a Busser)

Often, the first promotion a dishwasher gets is to busboy. This position is ideal for a high school student. The busboy is a gopher of sorts. His main job is to bus the dining room tables, however he can be conscripted by the cooks to fetch ingredients that are running low, or by wait staff to help make desserts or salads. The bartender may have a busser restock his coolers, if he doesn't have his own bar-back. Bussing positions are an excellent way to gain exposure to all parts of the restaurant business, and a good transition to either a front of the house or back of the house position.