Ensured that storefront and machines are clean and in working order
Took stock of inventory and ordered new supplies as needed
Created employee schedules
Trained 15 baristas in beverage preparation, machine use, and customer service
Greeted and served over 250+ customers a day with punctuality and friendliness
Memorized drink orders for regular customers in order to enhance brand loyalty
Provided accurate and detailed information about coffee flavors, brews, tea types and pastries
Coordinated supply deliveries and ensured all products were received
Maintained money management for the store to ensure all registers, safes, deposits, and change orders are completed in timely manner
Supported the manager in running a professional and clean business that meets all regulations and standards
Took customer orders and conveyed them to other employees
Ensured all goods, pastries, and coffees were properly labeled
Junior Level Work Experience as a Barista
Prepared and served drinks to over 300+ customers a day
Answered customer inquiries about brews and flavors
Bartended hot and cold beverages
Greeted customers and provided information for specials and promotions
Setup advertisement displays for new incoming merchandise, beverages and bakery items
Recommended brews and flavors to specific customer tastes
Demonstrated food and drink beverage knowledge
Prepared espresso shots and speciality coffee drinks
Regularly cleaned coffee machines, tables and chairs, counters, bathrooms, and other surfaces
Replenished and rotated front of the house items to maintain proper inventory
How to List Your Skills as a Barista
Baristas need to be friendly and personable, but also efficient and knowledgeable about their products.
Cash Register Skills
Coffee Brewing Skills
How to List Your Education as a Barista
Baristas require a GED or high school diploma, though some chains -- such as Starbucks -- will hire people in high school. There are also barista training courses available, which can teach you about different types of brews and machines. Seven online courses can be found here.
Requirements to become a barista vary by state but generally involve the following:
High School Diploma or GED
Complete a background check
Take online courses to broaden your knowledge base
Barista Career Overview
The job outlook for Food and beverage serving and related workersis growing at 14% per year, which is considered to be growing much faster than average. In 2018 there were 5,406,600 jobs available.
Baristas make $21,750 per year on average. However, salaries could be as high as $14.26/hour depending on the state and restaurant.
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