EMPLOYMENT

Hi there! We are in the process of opening our first brick and mortar cafe in Takoma, DC, and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to join our team. 
Please find the job listings below. If you're interested in pursuing one of the positions, please send an email to nico@lostsockroasters.com with your resume and fill out this quick survey. Thanks!

 

Full Time - Barista / Counter 

Our baristas are the face and personality of our company. As a barista, you are the first person someone might see in the morning. It's your job to get them started on the right foot! Being friendly and serving them a quick bite and delicious coffee is an easy way of making someone's day a little bit better and off to a good start.

Responsibilities:

  • Making and serving coffee in a variety of brewing methods including but not limited to espresso, drip, pour over, and cold brew. 
  • Operating the register
  • Regular cleaning of the cafe and bathrooms
  • Regular cleaning and maintenance of all coffee equipment
  • Restocking Shelves 
  • Working with and supporting your team to keep the cafe beautifully clean and welcoming
  • Ensuring the ambiance among our team and customers is positive
  • Continue learning and developing your coffee knowledge and skills

We’re looking for people who:

  • Enjoy manual work.
  • Can work early shifts (6:30am)
  • Are punctual
  • Are fast learners
  • Are organized and clean
  • Enjoy Routines
  • Has a positive attitude
  • Are interested in coffee
  • Has previous experience in the hospitality industry

Bonus qualifications:

  • Specialty coffee experience
  • Kitchen experience
  • Food Safety Certified

Compensation:

  • Healthcare stipend after 3 months of employment 
  • Free coffee and discounted food

 

 

Full Time - Kitchen Lead

Although we are a coffee company, we want our food selections to taste as great as our coffee does. Every day we strive to provide our guests with an exceptional experience through food and coffee.

As the kitchen lead you will be responsible for our small and evolving food program. From making sure our empanadas and pan de yuca are baked to perfection; to ensuring our pickled onions are just the right sweetness and tang. The food program will continue evolving and you will be an integral part of its success.

Responsibilities:

  • Baking some grab and go items
  • Prepping all sauces, garnishes, and jams
  • Making sandwiches and made to order items
  • Rotating inventory to minimize waste
  • Regular cleaning of the cafe and bathrooms
  • Regular cleaning of all kitchen equipment and utensils
  • Counting Stock
  • Ordering from local suppliers
  • Working with and supporting your team to keep the cafe beautifully clean and welcoming
  • Ensuring the ambiance among our team and customers is positive
  • Continue learning and developing your kitchen knowledge and skills

We’re looking for people who:

  • Have kitchen experience
  • Enjoy manual work
  • Can work early shifts (6:30am)
  • Are punctual
  • Are fast learners
  • Are organized and clean
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Have previous experience in the hospitality industry
  • Have previous kitchen experience

Bonus qualifications:

  • Cafe or breakfast joint experience
  • Baking experience
  • Food Safety Certified

Compensation:

  • Healthcare stipend after 3 months of employment 
  • Free coffee and food

 

 

Lost Sock Roasters provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics. We value an open mind, diversity and a collaborative spirit. We do not tolerate discrimination or harrasment of any kind.