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Cook - Bayfield Café

About Wonderstate Coffee

For us, coffee is a source of wonder. Since 2005, Wonderstate has roasted earnest and extraordinary coffees that honor relationships and champion our collective future. Our coffees, and our values-lead approach, have caught on. As the 2010 Roast Magazine Roaster of the Year and five-time Good-Food award winner, our mission continues to expand with three cafes and strong customer relationships in grocery stores, coffee shops, and offices around the Upper-Midwest and all over the country.  Yet like the Driftless region we call home, we know you don’t have to be big to make an impact. From our industry-leading minimum price guarantee to farmers, to our 100% solar powered roastery, 5% Giving program, and embracing a healthy work-life balance for all staff, we’re working to do our part. 

We're seeking collaborative, curious, and kind people to join us and to build our collective future, together.

Position Overview
The cook prepares delicious food consistently and efficiently, holding a central role in the success of the café’s business as it relates to the production of food. Cooks at Wonderstate demonstrate our value of “Excellence. Always.” by preparing high quality food and maintaining an impeccably clean workspace.  The Cook works closely with the Kitchen Lead, Bakery Lead and Cafe Manager to achieve the cafe’s goals.


  • Telehealth, Dental & Vision (working over 20 hours/week)
  • Supplemental Insurance (working over 20 hours/week)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Wellness & Commuter Reimbursements
  • Free coffee to each employee
  • Shift meals & drinks
  • Wonderstate discount on food, beverages & merchandise

    Core Responsibilities

    • Execute the food menu “on the line” at the cafe.
    • Prioritize and execute cooking independently, upholding the stated expectations for the café, including quantities, recipes and storage
    • Honor relationships within the team by giving and receiving feedback respectfully, expressing gratitude to others, and actively contributing to a positive team environment
    • Practice extreme cleanliness and maintain a sanitary work environment. Wash and sanitize all dishes related to the cooking program, in accordance with local and state health regulations. All furniture, fixtures and equipment in the kitchen must be cleaned daily and more frequently if needed  
    • Communicate with the Front of House about products and storage
    • Demonstrate an understanding of all menu items and how to produce them.
    • Maintain portions as specified by the Kitchen Lead, Bakery Lead, and/or Cafe Manager
    • Track items that need to be ordered and communicate needs in a timely manner
    • Ensure quality control on all dishes and report any issues to the Kitchen Lead or Cafe Manager
    • Provide excellent customer service when necessary
    • Uphold kitchen processes
    • Follow Food Safe Serve and state sanitation guidelines
    • Set up and break down the kitchen
    • Exemplify the core values of Wonderstate Coffee.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Requirements and Desired Skills

    • Exemplary kitchen skills and desire to produce high quality food that customers love
    • Communicates respectfully, clearly and promptly with team members and customers
    • Ability to remain calm and personable in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to bring joy to customers and team members, and engage with our community
    • Impeccable follow through.
    • Consistently arrives to work on time, dressed appropriately for kitchen work
    • Desire to continually be challenged and grow as a professional.
    • Passion for ethically sourced, organic, high quality coffee and food, and supporting farmer cooperatives
    • Previous kitchen experience preferred, but not required

    Work Environment

    • Schedule varies each week
    • Weekend hours are required
    • Participation in quarterly deep clean process at least once a year
    • Participation in special events or catering on occasion
    • Participation in monthly staff meetings required
    • Physical demands include bending, sitting, lifting 50 lbs, and standing for long hours
    Hours, Wage & Location
    • Onsite, Bayfield, WI
    • Full-time/Part-time, weekends required
    • Tipped position - starting wage is $13.00 per hour, based on experience. Estimated tips are on average between $6-7 on an hourly basis.

    Other duties

    Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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      Wonderstate is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed  to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive  consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity  or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.