Hometown Cafe and Poké Bar is a small but growing family of individuals who are passionate about fresh food and great service.

We are always looking to grow our team and we happily accept applications on a rolling basis. As an equal opportunity employer, all applicants will be considered based on position needs and requirements, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. All applicants must meet job requirements and be committed to working a minimum of 6 months.

Benefits to working at Hometown Café and Poké Bar include:

  • Starting wages above state minimum

  • A meal on us during your shift

  • Periodic team events (dinners, activities, and more)

  • Continuous on-the-job training and development

  • Exposure to business building and working in the start-up environment

As a member of the Hometown team, you will bring a positive attitude and be willing to help with any task, no matter how big or small. We are a tight-knit family that is passionate about the Hometown values, serving quality food, and providing great customer service. We hope you’ll fit right into our weird, but loving family and embody our same values.   

See available positions below.


Front of House

Full-time (40 hrs/wk) and Part-time (15-30 hours/week)

Are you enthusiastic and enjoy working with people? We are looking for team members who will represent the Hometown brand by being friendly, helpful, and making each customer visit a memorable experience. Our front of the house responsibilities include taking customer orders, guiding customers through menu options, answering questions, serving pastries and drinks, assembling bowls, and working the cash register. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills and a friendly disposition

  • Thorough understanding of poké ingredients and an ability to articulate our menu offerings

  • Punctual and reliable – tardiness and missed shifts are not tolerated

  • Patience and a desire to help customers attain 100% satisfaction

  • Ability to remain calm and work quickly when there is a rush of customers

  • Availability to work during store hours (Tues-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat/Sun 8am-6pm)

  • Cashier and/or food & beverage experience is a plus!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Taking orders and ringing up customers

  • Serving pastries and making/serving drinks

  • Cleaning and restocking store

  • Assembling bowls

  • Customer service including troubleshooting issues


Kitchen Prepper & Cook

Full-time (40 hrs/wk) and Part-time (15-30 hours/week)

Are you a hard worker with mad knife skills? We are looking for team members who can do a variety of prep work and cooking in our kitchen. Our back of the house responsibilities include chopping veggies, cutting fish, making rice, blending sauces, and refreshing/rotating ingredients in the poké bar. Culinary experience is not required, but is preferred. All training will be provided regardless of skill level.

Required Qualifications:

  • Desire to learn and execute basic chopping and cooking techniques

  • Ability to prioritize and pivot across multiple tasks

  • Punctual and reliable – tardiness and missed shifts are not tolerated

  • Willingness to follow instructions and embrace feedback

  • Ability to lift 50lb bags of rice and stand on your feet for hours at a time

  • Availability to work during store hours (Tues-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat/Sun 8am-6pm)

  • Prior kitchen/prep cook experience is a plus!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepping all menu ingredients (fish, veggies, rice, sauce, etc.)

  • Labeling all perishable items with names and dates

  • Refilling and restocking poké bar

  • Maintaining time and temperature logs

  • Organizing and maintaining clean workstations

  • Alerting managers of low inventory and out of stock items


Barista

Part-time (15-30 hours/week)

Are you passionate about coffee and making delicious beverages? We are looking for an experienced barista who can prepare coffees, teas, and specialty drinks during store hours. Our drink menu includes drip coffee, cold brew, nitro coffee, pour  overs, hot and cold teas, traditional matcha, nitro matcha, and smoothies/acai bowls.

Required qualifications:

  • Knowledge of coffee, tea, and other beverage varieties

  • Ability to prepare small batch drink as well as make drinks to order

  • Punctual and reliable – tardiness and missed shifts are not tolerated

  • Availability to work during store hours (Tues-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat/Sun 8am-6pm)

  • Prior drink making experience is required (barista, pour-over coffees, bartender, etc.)

  • Latte art skills is a plus!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Making drinks to order

  • Prepping small batch drip coffee, nitro, iced coffee and teas on a daily basis

  • Drink menu development

  • Maintaining inventory of coffee, teas, and condiments

  • Cleaning drinks stations and restocking ingredients


Marketing & Social Media Intern

Part-time Internship (8-12 hours/week)

Are you social media savvy with a knack for marketing? We are looking for a marketing and social media intern to work with us to increase brand awareness and customer engagement. Candidate must be able to take initiative and work independently and alongside management on multiple marketing initiatives.

Please note this internship is unpaid but may be eligible for college credit depending on your program. For the exceptionally motivated candidate, this internship can lead to a part-time paid position as we continue to grow. Hours and start and end dates are flexible. 

Required qualifications:

  • Proficiency and understanding of social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Familiarity with the Hometown brand and values

  • A thirst for knowledge and problem solving

  • Experience with Photoshop and graphic design tools is a plus!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting monthly newsletters and updating the mailing list

  • Taking photographs (food, storefront, lifestyle, etc.)

  • Posting to social media and engaging with customers

  • Design custom marketing materials for print and online

  • Identifying partnership opportunities and building relationships

  • Acting as a communication liaison to keep local publications informed of upcoming events


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