recommend drinks to new clients, promote new recipes, keep the serving area neat and clean and supply the production area with all the necessary ingredients. Warm and friendly, the barista may also serve snacks and sweets which can successfully accompany their fresh and savory coffees. Fresh juice preparation or cake baking may also be included in the barista job description. Main task of the job List of the duties associated with this position. - Greet persons entering the café, ask about their preferences and recommend them the products/drinks which best suit them; - Prepare and serve the drinks according to company’s recipe and/or client’s directions; - Offer clients advice regarding coffee blend, grinding and preparation and instruct them onto how to obtain best coffee drinks at home; - Weigh and grind roasted beans coffee for clients; - Clean and sanitize the equipment, the working area and the sitting area in accordance with the current sanitary rules; - Periodically check the equipment and ask for fixing or replacement when malfunctions are observed; - Order and pay for supplies necessary for the drink preparation; - Receive payment from clients for the products served; - Wrap and label the products which are sold; - Bake cakes and biscuits and prepare salads if the location serves such products; - Train new baristas for smooth accommodation and efficient collaboration. Qualifications required The barista job description does not specify any particular specialization for the job, but a college degree is preferable for those applying for this position. While also opened for high school students, the schedule is often restrictive for this category of applicants. A good knowledge of coffee machines and related equipment is a plus and will be taken into consideration. A short on-spot training will, however, be provided to the selected candidate. Those candidates who want to remain in the sector and be promoted on managerial positions will be required a bachelor’s degree in related field. LLOYDS INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE © Innovation and Business Industry Skills Council Ltd. Modified April 2020 1 st edition version: 2.1 Page 4 of 12
Assessment Task 2 BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Previous experience is not required, but will be taken into consideration if listed in the job application. Key competencies The barista must have good knowledge of the company’s recipes, coffee types, blends and roasts, must understand what combinations have the most chances of attracting the public in the area and know how to advice people when choosing their drink/coffee. Apart from technical knowledge, they must possess good communication skills, ability to interact with people and multi-tasking, so that clients will wait as little as possible for their perfect drink.
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