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iQ — seasonal kitchen. sustainably sourced.

Position: FOH / Barista Team Member
Organization: iQ FOOD CO.
Location: Downtown Toronto, Ontario

iQ Food Co. is getting ready to open our 6th location in Mid-September + we're looking for more people to join our team.

We're looking for individuals who are as passionate about vibrant food + coffee, beautiful design + balanced living as we are. If you're ready to push forward the idea of what’s possible in the world of healthy and sustainable food, we'd love to hear from you!

Our Front of House Team Members are the face of our brand. They possess a dynamic role with an emphasis on open and impactful dialogue with our guests. As guests pass through our shops, members of the front of house team speak with them as if they were guests in their own home. The conversations are genuine, unscripted and centre around sustainable food. In addition to establishing rapport with the community, Team Members are expected to develop into highly skilled baristas capable of commanding a full espresso and tea bar.

While certain aspects of the role call for independent work, we move together and work as a single unit driven by a passion for excellence and a common love of sustainable and seasonal food.


  • Demonstrating a fluency of our menu and sharing that knowledge w/ our guests
  • Ability to establish a personal connection w/ our guests
  • Ringing in orders and handling payments
  • Willingness to become a highly trained barista able to take full ownership of iQ’s espresso and tea station
  • Helping expedite orders while keeping work areas meticulously tidy
  • Assisting w/ merchandizing of food and beverages
  • Assisting w/ the organization of catering orders
  • Assisting managers w/ impeccable store organization
  • Secondary duties include storage runs as well as general cleaning duties including mopping of floors and assisting in the general clean up of our shops at day end
  • Working alongside all Team Members as a collective in keeping our restaurants immaculate (there is no single Busser - we work as a team ensure our floors are clean, our organics and recycling stations neat, and our bathrooms fresh)


  • Passion for health and wellness
  • Passionate about food
  • Extroverted
  • Dependable
  • Hard working
  • Takes pride in a clean, neat and organized workspace (you should be one of the most organized people you know)
  • A desire to be the best at what you do
  • An appreciation and love for the details
  • Neat and tidy personal appearance and hygiene
  • Possess a positive attitude, as well as an eagerness to learn and develop
  • Team oriented (appreciates when the team as a whole succeeds)
  • We value attitude + have a great training program so prior experience as a barista, or in a retail or hospitality environment, is preferred, but not required
  • Open availability, is preferred.


  • $12.50 / hour increasing to $13.00 / hour after 3 months
  • Discounted food at our restaurants (as per staff meal policy)
  • Clear path for career development

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
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FoodWork ID: 42468       Date posted to Sep 1 2017