Jul 21st 2020
You are an experienced café manager and a trained barista, who has a keen interest in wellbeing and health. Ideally you’ll have worked with a health food offering before and understand nutrition and have lots of ideas around offering nutritious food and drinks in a creative way. You have experience in food safety and a strong understanding of food hygiene procedures (level 2 Food Safety). You’ve got experience of managing budgets around food, coffee and wastage, and dealing with suppliers. Previous experience managing and training staff is ideal. You’ll be happy working independently and be a problem solver with a friendly, warm manner and excellent communication skills.
About East of Eden and the Café.
East of Eden launched 5 years ago and employs 40 teachers and front of house staff to run their 2 physical studios offering 100+ yoga, mat pilates, reformer Pilates and barre classes. When the COVID lockdown hit, they were just finishing a 6 month build to add a 3rd studio space to be used for teacher trainings and workshops, plus 2 therapy rooms, a café, shop and new toilets and showers. The studio reopening March 9th and by March 19th was closed again, however by the they already had 85 classes a week online. The online studio is here to stay, and will be a pivotal element in the future of the studios. East of Eden also collaborates with a number of partners to offer yoga in different spaces, such as NHM, IWM, Barbican plus hosts live music and yoga events with artists such as Joe Goddard and Hinako Omori.
The café has space for 27 people, a coffee machine (hence the need for someone barista trained), and will serve limited food on site. We work with food suppliers who will provide the basic menu already prepared, so it just needs putting together, heating and serving. The menu will be vegetarian and healthy, with high quality ingredients.
We are a small team and our brand values are based around community and connection, with excellent teaching and an inclusive approach. It’s an exciting time to join the team and could be a great opportunity for someone who’s ready to get stuck in, we’ve got a lot to do and need someone who’s passionate and driven to join us.