The Edgewater
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • $11.50/hr + Tips and Commissions on Retail!
  • Base + Commission
  • Part Time

Full-Time Staff are Full-Benefit Eligible, including Medical, Dental & Vision - and Paid Time Off! Great onsite and local perks for ALL staff, including free shift meals.


Who We Are

The Café at The Edgewater is a comfortable corner spot to order a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, while relaxing inside or outside on our café patio. We serve house-made pastries and lighter breakfast fare, as well as made to order coffee and espresso drinks. Customers and guests are invited to join us to get their day started right, before heading out to enjoy Madison!

What We Accomplish Together

The Edgewater offers the highest quality of customer service delivered to our guests both in and out of our restaurants. Our Café Baristas are one of the first team members that our customers and hotel guests see in the mornings.

What We Have

  • A steady flow of customers and available work schedules, empowering our Café Baristas to work flexible schedules that allow afternoons and evenings off.
  • A team focus on support and success.
  • A comprehensive benefit package for full-time staff including Medical, Dental and Vision coverage as well as Paid Time Off, 401K contribution matching and voluntary life insurance.
  • Beautifully appointed facilities and top of the industry products and supplies to ensure our staff have everything they need to deliver exceptional experiences for our customers.
  • Discounts to our 3 onsite restaurants.
  • Discounts to our onsite Spa's services and retail as well as discounted stays at affiliated hotels.
  • Discounted onsite parking for full-time team members, discounted off-site parking for part-time team members, or a supplied Madison Metro bus pass.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

What You Have

  • Previous experience making and serving coffee beverages is a plus.
  • The focus to ensure correct order taking and prompt service to our guests, while allowing guests the freedom to customize orders to their needs.
  • The ability to learn new drink recipes and create a strong foundation of coffee beverage preparation.
  • The organizational skills to keep our Café area neatly organized and always stocked in order to deliver exceptional service.
  • A caring, positive attitude with a genuine interest in ensuring our customers have memorable experiences.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the desire to work in a team environment.
  • A self-driven, entrepreneurial attitude towards achieving your goals.
  • The ability to physically perform the duties required of our Café Baristas including restocking beverage and food items, carrying food trays, delivering drinks, carrying drinking glasses, plate ware and flatware through kitchen areas, occasionally moving tables and chairs.

Working Conditions

This position operates in a full-service, professional restaurant & hotel environment. Café Baristas are required to use standard restaurant equipment such as point-of-sale computers, cash registers, commercial glassware and plate ware cleaning systems, etc. Their work can require them to move through our kitchen areas as well when receiving food orders and returning dishware. This position requires weekend work.

Physical Abilities

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This position is very active and is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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