Riverdale Hub is a unique, holistic community space in Little India with a vegan/vegetarian cafe, coworking space, event rental and studio spaces, and an organic rooftop garden.
We’re looking for an energetic go-getter with a passion for healthy, local food to fill the full-time role of Rooftop farm-to-table associate.
Part barista, part rooftop organic farmer and part community organizer, this role is perfect for an extrovert with a strong social justice focus who thrives when wearing many hats. The ideal candidate has considerable cafe experience and extensive knowledge of organic rooftop gardening. A positive attitude and customer service focus are a must.
Prepare high quality traditional espresso-based beverages
Food prep, baking, and assisting with catering prep as needed
Developing and costing seasonal menu based on what’s plentiful hyper-locally
Cash Handling - Touch Bistro experience preferred
Customer Service - engage with customers on a personal level
Promoting the cafe on social media
Food production and preparation
Rooftop Garden (20%):
Create and execute succession planting schedule to maximize yield
Coordinate crop choices based on cafe needs and what’s culturally appropriate for the community
Place seed orders; maintain seed library; start and care for seedlings
Weeding, watering, pruning, disease treatment and prevention, natural pesticide solutions
Program Logistics (20%)
Supervise administration of Women in the Garden (WIG) Program
Organize workshops focused on gardening, health, and wellness
Perform outreach to relevant organizations and maintain workshop schedule
Facilitate gardening sessions with WIG program participants
Assist with program marketing and communications as assigned
Perform program development, research, outreach, and administrative tasks as assigned by Food Security & Garden Programming Coordinator
Customer service experience and a friendly, outgoing personality
Experience preparing food and coffee in a food service setting
High level of baking skill, ideally with vegan baked goods
A Food Handler’s Certificate or willingness to obtain one before start date
Experience growing organic vegetables, ideally in a rooftop or container garden
Experience working with diverse and/or marginalized communities, preferably from an anti-oppression framework
Strong commitment to social justice and equality
A flexible, can-do attitude and desire to take on a leadership role
Skilled in the use of the MS Office Suite, Google Docs and social media platforms
Flexible schedule, with the ability to work evenings and weekends as required
Familiarity with one or more South Asian languages
Experience working with a social enterprise or NGO
Resident of the local community
Experience managing commercial or nonprofit social media accounts
Lived experience with food insecurity and/or marginalization
Post-secondary education in horticulture, environmental studies, hospitality, or other relevant field
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 31 1969 ID: 51123