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This job expired on June 12, 2023

Team Lead at Farm-to-Table Cafe Local Roots NYC

  • Date Posted April 13, 2023
  • Location Brooklyn, NY
  • Category Business / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Local Roots is a minority, female owned small business that believes food can change the world. We're passionate about regenerative agriculture and building community around local food. Since 2011, we've had an online farmers market and now also have 3 cafe locations. Our menu features Chinese homestyle dishes using local ingredients. We're looking for hard working, dedicated individuals to join the farm-to-table revolution. Job description

The Team Lead is responsible for the overall success of our kiosk at the new Pier 57 James Beard food hall in Chelsea or our kitchen and Market & Cafe storefront in Cobble Hill (there multiple Team Lead positions available to serve different locations). This individual will ensure all our guests experience exceptional hospitality and will lead and inspire their team. We are seeking a motivated, detail oriented, and highly communicative Team Lead to oversee operations at our food hall kiosk in Chelsea. The ideal candidate will have a passion for food and customer service, as well as leadership and management skills.

Local Roots is a minority, female owned small business that believes food can change the world. Our menu features Chinese homestyle dishes using local ingredients.


  • Upholding Team Members to Local Roots standards such as:
    • Dept of Health standards
    • Hospitality and Customer Service Standards
    • Food and beverage standards
  • Supervise and lead a team of approx 5 employees, including training, performance evaluations and touching base with the GM to confirm scheduling of employees
  • Manage inventory and ordering of supplies based on PARS
  • Make decisions on dish samples based on sales reports or items to promote
  • Collaborate with vendors and other food hall tenants to promote the kiosk and increase sales
  • Continually brainstorm ways to increase sales and improve operations in collaboration with Local Roots CEO
  • Assist in foh and boh at the Local Roots kiosk - you’ll be delegating tasks to your team while also jumping in where needed
  • Ensure quality and integrity of the food


  • At least 2 years of experience in a food service and 6 months in hospitality leadership role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High emotional intelligence 
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Enthusiasm to build team camaraderie and help guide your team members in their career 
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations
  • Experienced in the kitchen
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Fill in shifts when needed
  • Ability to problem solve quickly in fast paced settings while also delegating tasks to staff during slow moments

If you are a results-driven individual with a passion for food and a desire to lead a team and navigate a growing company, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Timeline, Compensation, and Benefits

  • This position is paid a starting rate of $20-22/hour based on experience plus tips
  • $600 joining bonus after 6 months 
  • 40-hours paid vacation (begins after 190 days of employment)
  • 40-hours accrued Sick Time 
  • 30-minute paid lunch breaks, five days a week 
  • This position enjoys a daily comped entrée ($16 of value) and unlimited coffee and tea from the Market & Cafe
  • This position enjoys a 20% discount on any items at the Market + Cafe and the Local Roots Harvest Club
There are three Team Lead positions available:
398 Court Street, Brooklyn - this position has an emphasis on FOH and events
Pier 57, Chelsea & Midtown - FOH and BOH oversight
398 Court Street, Brooklyn - emphasis on Kitchen Lead Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on June 12, 2023
DeadlineMay 03, 2023

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