Hood Famous Bakeshop is looking for enthusiastic full-time lead barista to oversee the implementation of our coffee program, greet customers, make coffee and other specialized drinks, and support food prep and baking as we expand into our second location: Hood Famous Cafe + Bar in Chinatown-International District (C-ID).

This position staffs the retail counter in our C-ID location and is responsible for providing great service and good vibes only during every shift. They ring up customers, take orders, provide information about our desserts and company, create drinks, work with the team to keep operations silky smooth, and, most importantly, provide awesome hospitality.

To be considered for this position you must

  • Be extremely punctual

  • Be available to work early morning weekday shift (M-F, 6am-3pm)

  • Have a genuine desire to help people

  • Listen and communicate effectively


  • Must be 21+ years or older

  • Barista experience required

  • Coffee program development and food service experience preferred

  • Time-management and organization in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent teamwork ethic, problem-solving skills, and strong attention to detail

  • Flexible schedule and ability to work weekends

  • Ability to lift 50lbs on a regular basis

  • Ability to stand on your feet for 5+ hours

  • Must hold valid food handler’s permit

  • We will also begin serving alcohol, so having a valid and current MAST permit would be helpful, but not required.


  • Hospitality

    • Deliver exceptional service

    • Possess strong communication skills to be able to:  

      • Make appropriate menu suggestions

      • Take orders, operate POS and cash handling procedures accurately

      • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant products and services

  • Drinks, Baking, and Food Prep

    • Prepare hot and cold drinks in accordance with customers needs

    • Stock and take inventory of ingredients

    • Provide technical guidance to new team members and assist in training

    • Light baking (cookies, tarts, etc)

    • Help prep for baked and cooked foods

  • Bakery and Cafe Maintenance

    • Keep retail displays stocked and stylized with goods and merchandise

    • Wash trays and other dishes throughout shift

    • Maintain a clean and safe environment: wipe down surfaces, sweep, etc

    • Follow health, safety, and sanitation guidelines

    • Follow opening and closing procedures

    • Other duties as assigned

  • Brand Ambassadorship

    • Share Hood Famous Bakeshop’s history and recent/upcoming news

    • Educate customers on ingredients and flavor profiles

    • Direct customers to the different services we offer and how to reach us


  • Hourly; base pay $14 per hour (DOE) + tips. Average pay $17-22 per hour with tips.

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for full time employees

  • Monthly in-store food and beverage credit and discounts on merchandise

  • Subsidized ORCA Pass for full time employees


We pride ourselves on being a fun and easy-going workplace, but at times this job, like any in a growing small business, can be unpredictable and sometimes stressful. We are looking for someone who can adapt well to different situations. Good time management skills and positive attitudes, while working independently and alongside a team, are a must.


Hood Famous Bakeshop is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.



Hood Famous Cafe + Bar
504 5th Avenue S, Suite 107A
Seattle, WA 98104


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Hood Famous Bakeshop is a small Seattle bakery with a big heart and a big appetite! We specialize in desserts featuring Filipino and Asian-Pacific flavors and are best known for our cheesecakes including our flagship ube cheesecake. We sell our desserts in our bakeshop, wholesale in grocery stores, and cater events.

Follow us at @hoodfamousbakeshop