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Thank you for your interest in working at Café by Tao.

We are currently hiring for the following position:

a) Dishwasher/Kitchen Helper, Part-Time

We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a plant-based environment. Past dish washing and kitchen experience is an asset.

Schedule
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 3 - 8 pm

Dishwashers are expected to complete all tasks set by the owner, manager and supervisors. Their primary responsibilities will include washing and putting away dishes, as well as doing basic food prep such as julienning carrots, pitting dates. They may also help with putting away produce and dry good orders.

Starting wage is $10.85 per hour.

Benefits of working at Tao:
- 20% employee discount on all items in the cafe, including menu items and grocery items
- staff meal allocation based on hours worked in a shift
- access to wholesale prices on produce and dry goods
- be part of a small, dynamic team
- have a fixed schedule that allows you to plan your other activities

Please send your resume to careers@taoorganics.com, as well as your answers to the questions below:

  • Why are you interested in working at Café by Tao?
  • What are your expectations for working at Café by Tao? What tasks do you expect to perform?
  • What is your wage expectation?
  • Will your availability change in the future? (due to school, other jobs, travel, etc.)
  • How long do you see yourself working at Café by Tao? (please indicate an amount of time in months or years)
  • Have you ever worked in a team-oriented environment before? What skills and experience from your previous job(s) would apply to working at Café by Tao?
  • Have you ever worked in a kitchen/café/restaurant environment before? What skills and experience from your previous job(s) would apply to working at Café by Tao?
  • Describe a situation in which you had to deal with a very upset customer or co-worker. What did you do to improve the situation?
  • What did you do in your last job in order to be effective with your organization and planning? Please be specific.
  • Give an example of a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
  • Give an example of when you felt you were able to build motivation in your co-workers.
  • Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses at work that tested your coping skills. What did you do?
  • How tall are you?
  • Do you have any injuries, past or present, that might make it difficult for you to lift heavy objects (up to 40 lbs, 18 kg), be on your feet for eight hours at a time, and that would prevent you from being efficient at your work (such as repetitive strain injury)?
  • Do you have any medical conditions that we should be aware of as an employer?
  • Do you eat raw food day to day? What percentage of your diet would you consider raw?
  • Are you a vegan or vegetarian?

Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. We will contact you for an interview if we think you would be a good addition to the Tao Team. After the first 3 months of your training we will evaluate if the situation is a win-win for both yourself and the café. Please understand that all entry level positions begin at minimum wage.

Potential employees should have the following work habits:

  • Willingness to learn and participate. Demonstrates a positive attitude towards learning and an enthusiasm towards work.
  • Responsible and reliable. Demonstrates a serious attitude and completes tasks on time.
  • Industrious. Works hard on assigned tasks, shows energy and persistence to get the job done.
  • Initiative. Offers to do extra work and learn new tasks, works well without supervision.
  • Personal ethics and respect for others. Is honest, sensitive, and considerate.
  • Teamwork. Is cooperative, works well with others and shares the workload.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Is willing to try a new approach and accept constructive criticism.
  • Accuracy. Is serious about ensuring that work is done correctly.

Benefits of working at Tao:

- 20% employee discount on all items in the cafe, including menu items and grocery items

- staff meal allocation based on hours worked in a shift

- access to wholesale prices on produce and dry goods

- be part of a small, dynamic team

- have a fixed schedule that allows you to plan your other activities