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jobs at purple onion

Are you an outgoing individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a passion for great food, coffee and tea? Well then the Purple Onion Cafe, with two locations in Los Gatos and one in Willow Glen, could be the place for you. We are looking for Cashiers, Baristas, Cooks and Shift Leaders who can meet the challenge of providing our loyal clientele with exceptional edibles combined with top-notch service.

We offer flexible morning or afternoon shifts, with part-time and full-time hours available.

Complete an online application and we will be in touch to schedule an interview.

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job descriptions

back of house

JOB TITLE: kitchen lead / prep cook

JOB SUMMARY: To safely, accurately and expertly prepare ingredients required for food service from a sanitary environment. Responsible for compliance with industry food safety standards, maintaining food standards on the line and in storage areas, training new employees, maintaining control of inventory and supplies including order placement and receiving. Must keep common areas clean and safe at all times. Works with Store Supervisor and others to achieve company goals and customer satisfaction. Must have expert knowledge of kitchen equipment and utensils, the ability to understand and carry out detailed written and/or verbal  instructions independently. Have a positive attitude and be customer service focused.

JOB TITLE: dishwasher

JOB SUMMARY: To safely clean dishes and cooking equipment to food safety standards. Assists in all aspects of store cleaning, including bathrooms, control of sanitary supplies and inventory. Maintains cleanliness in common areas including storage and garbage areas, keeps work food storage areas clean and safe at all times. Performs all other duties as required, including putting away deliveries as needed. Have a positive attitude and be customer service focused.

front of house

JOB TITLE: barista

JOB SUMMARY: To safely prepare coffee and tea drinks in a sanitary environment. Assists in all aspects of coffee preparation and presentation, control of inventory and supplies, maintain cleanliness in common and storage areas. Must have knowledge of coffee equipment and utensils, coffee history and classic recipes. Able to understand and carry out detailed written and/or verbal instructions independently. Have a positive attitude and be customer service focused.

JOB TITLE: cashier

JOB SUMMARY: To accurately and politely take customer orders, accurately input payment data and deliver food to table. Responsible for accurately taking customers’ orders, correctly inputting order and payment data into POS, commutating orders to kitchen or coffee bar and delivering prepared food and drinks orders to customers. Must have complete knowledge of all menu items and their ingredients and the ability to understand and carry out detailed written and/or verbal instructions independently. Assist in all aspects of customer service, control of inventory and supplies and maintain safety in the work environment. Have a positive attitude and be customer service focused.

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