Tea Mixologist / Food & Beverage Assistant
Who are Bird & Blend Tea co?
Bird & Blend was set up and is run by Krisi and Mike, who met whilst studying Politics (of all things!) at university. Starting off packing tea in their bedroom and attending markets, building Bird & Blend from scratch while staying true to their ethos and values has been Krisi and Mike’s passion.
Now with an awesome team, multiple retail stores & a thriving international online store, Bird & Blend is leading the way in tea innovation in the UK.
You can read heaps more information about us and our mission here : https : / / www.birdandblendtea.com / pages / our-story
What is the role?
We are looking for a Tea Mixologist / Food & Beverage assistant to support in the day to day running of our new store / cafe affectionately named "The Nest"
The Nest is our brand new shiny store attached to our warehouse in Woods Way, Worthing.
This a unique store, as well being set up to deliver the incredible customer journey we are famous for, it houses a wonderful cafe where customers & team members can purchase hot food, cake, tea and coffee!!
Lianne, our store manager, is looking for a full time team member to support her in delivering exceptional customer service whilst ensuring the locals (and our warehouse team) are well fed and caffeinated.
The store trades Monday to Friday 8 : 30- 16 : 30 making the contract 37.5 hours across all 5 days.
This role would suit someone who has had previous barista or cafe experience and has some knowledge in food hygiene and health & safety.
What are the responsibilities?
To assist in creating a warm and welcoming environment for our customers
To monitor all food and drink served to customers ensuring maximum hygiene standards and presentation
To prepare and serve lunch and other foods as required and in accordance with current hygiene regulations
To Prepare and serve hot and cold drinks such as tea, coffee, artisan and speciality beverages
Ensure cleaning schedule is carried out daily
Dealing with customer queries regarding food and drink
Have a basic understanding of Food Safety, Health & Safety, Allergen legislation, and make sure all equipment is used safely and correctly.
Assist the manager in ensuring all due diligence records are kept up to date (following Safer Food Better Business guidelines)
Make sure all furniture, equipment, surfaces etc are kept clean and in a good state of repair
Keep up with stock levels and assist with stock checks and product ordering
Prepare all back of house serving points (eg cutlery packs, napkins, concentrates)
Be knowledgeable in talking about our unique tea blends and comfortable introducing them to new and returning customers
Sampling our teas to store visitors and at events
Does this sound like you?
An interest in food creation and preparation
Confident and friendly
Basic Food Hygiene certificate (desirable)
Barista training (desirable)
High standard of personal presentation
Passionate about customer service and representing Bird and Blend Tea co
Experience in a café / bar / retail outlet
Has a passion for the environment and can support B&B in reaching impact goals set out in the sustainability and impact strategy.
We are on the B-Corp Journey!)
Wants to work for an ethical brand, alongside like minded people who love to feel empowered daily.
Are there any perks?
Of course there are, for all your hard work you will get :
To be a member of a small independent who truly cares about its team and will support its team members in any areas in which they wish to grow.
To be a member of a fun, friendly & supportive team who like to have fun at work.
Hourly wage of £9.50
Free tea drinks when working
Monthly tea allowance and a generous staff discount / discounted food
Retail Trust Membership -supporting your wellbeing
Membership of company pension scheme (if applicable)
Holiday accrual that grows with loyalty
Bike to work scheme
Working festival spaces
All that's left to do is grab yourself a brew and hit apply!
Don't forget to add a covering letter - we would love to hear a little more about you and your reasons for applying (that's the best bit!)
Applications without a covering letter are not considered.
PS, We are also a living wage employer - Wahey!