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 hiring, training, and disciplining employees. They also manage the back of house operations such as scheduling, payroll, and ordering supplies. They also assist with preparing beverages as well as 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.