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Café Barista

Location: 3500 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL
Brand: Community Cafe

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Café team members will be responsible for providing industry leading hospitality and food service at the Community Café inside a large corporate office building located at 3500 Lacey Rd, Downers Grove IL.

The Café will operate Monday-Friday and will be responsible for all food production and service during breakfast and lunch hours. We offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for top performers who are committed operational excellence, innovation and building a team culture based on daily successes. We are looking for individuals who can cross-train and work multiple stations in a fast-pasted, independent manner.

What You’ll Get:

  • Incredible Discounts:
    • 50% Dining and Carryout
    • 40% Retail Wine
    • 20% Retail and Private Events
    • Monthly Complimentary Wine Tasting for Two 
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Insurance plus Telemedicine and Wellness Program
  • Company Matching 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Savings Accounts- Health and Dependent Care 
  • Highly Competitive Pay plus Team Member Incentives & Rewards  
  • Pay Access before Pay Day 
  • Flexible Schedules 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Complimentary Team Member Shift Meals and Uniform 
  • Wine and Culinary Education 
  • Career Growth Flight Plan
  • Milestones Recognition Program 

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide efficient, industry best hospitality at Point of Sales (POS) stations throughout lunch rush by greeting guests with a smile, offering menu knowledge as needed and quickly move guests through the line
  • Quickly complete POS transactions by scanning and/or inputting items correctly, taking in cash and providing change or processing card transactions 
  • Responsible for cash drawer security, cash balance and adhering to all other aspects of cash handling policy
  • Assist managers in developing a team of food safety champions through team collaboration to ensure all food safety/HACCP systems and standards are strictly adhered to and executed daily
  • Stock supplies of paper goods, condiments, beverages, grocery and grab and go items
  • Clean, organize and maintain all café stations and dining room
  • Assist with light prep, packaging, delivery and assembly of catering orders
  • Answer phone professionally and answer any questions/requests from customers
  • Other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need:


  •        At least 18 years of age
  •     Illinois Food Handler certification
  •    Guest service and cash handling experience preferred
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a chaotic, fast-paced, fun environment  
  • Guest focused, friendly, engaging and constantly learning  
  • Hard-working, reliable and a great team player 
  •    Ability to stand and walk for up to 8 hours per day 
  •        Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds 
  •        Ability to exert fast-paced mobility for periods of up to 6 hours in length 
  •        Must be able to communicate in and read and understand English 
  •        Ability to be mobile for extended periods of time 
  •        Ability to perform essential functions with reasonable accommodation 


Cooper’s Hawk reviews several factors when establishing compensation. Salaries and hourly wages appearing in a job posting may be published by third parties and may not reflect the salaries or hourly wages offered by Cooper’s Hawk.     


Cooper’s Hawk is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to the person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 


Cooper’s Hawk makes reasonable accommodations during all aspects of the employment process, including during the interview process. The information provided above indicates the general nature and level of work required of the position and is not a comprehensive list of all responsibilities or qualifications. The Benefits list is only a highlight of some of the benefits offered to team members; eligibility for certain benefits apply.  


About Us

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants was created with the inspiration of bringing the Napa Valley experience to all of America, by combining an elegant tasting room with a polished casual restaurant and scratch kitchen. Cooper's Hawk wines have won hundreds of awards and are the Official Wines of the Screen Actors Guild® Awards. We are built upon the belief that food and wine hold the power to forge a COMMUNITY, and with the world's largest wine club membership, we are paving the way to democratizing the good life!