Kolkata Chai Chaiwallah Application


Are you ready to join an exciting team?

Kolkata Chai Co is NYC’s first authentic chai cafe. We’re striving to create a delightful cafe experience and get people lovin’ chai the old fashioned way.

We are empathetic, clean up after ourselves and are obsessive about our craft. We strive to be better every day and help our fellow person get across the finish line.


Job Duties - APPLY BELOW

You will:

    • Deliver impeccable hospitality to our guests and your fellow teammates

    • Be able to make our chai using recipes and training

    • Assist with all prep work including cutting vegetables, grinding spices, accepting and organizing product shipments

    • Expedite and serve delicious sweet and savory food on our menu - this can include assembly, delivery and clearing of these food items

    • Support your team in keeping the cafe running smoothly and beautifully - these tasks may vary but can include washing dishes, clearing dishes, sweeping, dusting, mopping, cleaning and organizing condiment station, and taking out trash

You are:

    • Passionate about chai, coffee and understand the company’s larger vision and goals

    • A professional - you are serious about your work but don’t take yourself too seriously

    • Reliable and consistent - your manager and teammates can always depend on you to be punctual, looking sharp and bringing your A game

    • Hold yourself to a high-standard when it comes to product quality and details

    • Able to convert metric and standard units

    • Eligible to work in the United States and 18 years of age or older

You have:

    • Existing Food Handler's Certification or certification within 30 days post-hire

    • Basic math and computer skills

    • A flexible schedule and are available to work weekends

Our chaiwallah position is a dynamic one! Below we’ve mapped out the physical demands that are essential to the role:

    • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. You’re on your feet the majority of the day, whether you are standing behind bar, making chai, or walking the cafe floor

    • Use of hands to reach, grip, turn and perform precision work. You’re using your hands to make our chai & operate the register.

    • As needed squat, bend, twist and reach for items below waist level or above shoulders. For example, you may have to bend down or reach up to grab cups, lids and towels

    • Ability to lift, push/pull, carry and/or move up to 25 pounds. For example, you’ll be handling bags of tea, coffee beans, coffee kegs, crates of milk, tub of dishes and trash bins

    • As needed climb ladders, stairs, ramps and uneven floor and/or surfaces. For example, climb on a step stool to change menu slacks, go up and down stairs to storage areas

    • Ability to smell and taste. You’re tasting and smelling chai, coffee and food, helping ensure quality control for each cup and plate

    • Ability to listen and speak. You’re listening and speaking with our guests to guide and create experiences

Kolkata Chai Co. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, ancestry, national origin, alienage or citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other protected status.