Head Barista

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A Head Barista is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations at a coffee shop. This includes managing staff, food preparation and ordering, and basic office duties. Head baristas are Leaders and Connectors that continually work with and for a variety of people. They must be organized, adaptable, and detail-oriented. They must also be strong leaders, communicators, and problem-solvers. Head baristas are responsible for overseeing daily operations, leading a professional and friendly work environment and take on the authority of hiring, training, and disciplining employees. They manage everything from the back of house operations such as scheduling, payroll, and ordering supplies, to also assisting with preparing beverages and handling customer complaints. There is no required degree to become a head barista although a majority of positions require a few years of experience in the industry or a related position. Positions in the food and beverage service industry is projected to grow a little faster than average over the next decade.

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