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Food Service - Full-time

Job Title: Lead Barista


Location: Base of Operations – 2221 Plainfield Ave NE, Suite 115, Grand Rapids, MI. Most events are offsite.

Job Type: Full-Time, $18-20 per hour

About Us: Clique Coffee Catering has been providing its customers with a premium coffee shop experience for events of all kinds for more than 10 years. Our commitment to high-quality Italian espresso drinks, great service, and timely communication sets us apart, and we are looking for a talented Lead Barista to join our team.

Job Overview: As a Lead Barista at Clique Coffee Catering, you will be leading events, ensuring the quality and consistency of the drinks we make, and helping guarantee 5-star customer experiences.

Key Responsibilities: 


– Prepare, steam, and deliver excellent drinks (hot & iced) based on Clique’s recipes and menu.

Event Coordination: 

– Collaborate with event organizers to understand specific requirements.

– Load up materials & equipment at the base of operations and drive to event location.

– Coordinate on-site setup and logistics for events – some as sole barista, others as part of a team.

Customer Service:

– Interact with clients and customers in a friendly and professional manner.

– Ensure customer satisfaction by addressing inquiries, resolving issues, and exceeding expectations.

Quality Control &Inventory Management:

– Monitor and maintain the cleanliness and functionality of the equipment used.

– Manage inventory of coffee beans, supplies, and equipment.

– Place orders for replenishment as needed.


– Minimum of 2 years experience as a barista.

– Strong knowledge of coffee brewing techniques and equipment.

– Excellent customer service and communication skills.

– Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

– Leadership and team management skills.

– Flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings as required.

– Must be able to comfortably lift 70 pounds (espresso machine)

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to