Barista / Server

HobNob Coffee and Wine Bar

posted May 8, 2024

Compensation: $15 + tips

Position Summary:

We are seeking a positive, service-oriented, energetic and self-motivated Barista to join our team. The Barista will work closely with the hotel’s Food & Beverage team. This position’s primary function is to serve quality products to customers in a friendly and professional manner while adhering to the standards set by First Hospitality.

  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to
  • Develops knowledge on goods sold in our coffeehouse including coffee, teas and baked goods.
  • Greets guests/customers in a friendly, personalized and professional manner.
  • Verbally receives and calls back customer orders.
  • Provides quality beverages and food products while adhering to all recipe and presentation standards.
  • Answers telephone in courteous and friendly manner.
  • Accurately answers customer questions regarding coffee blends, preparation and other product information.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Requires good verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible availability to work mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Expected to regularly handle various food and beverage products.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer programs for ringing up customer orders.
  • Basic math skills required.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Ability to stand for hours at a time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally.
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
  • High school or equivalent education required or equivalent combination of education and experience.

First Hospitality seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve.  We foster a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness.


HobNob Coffee and Wine Bar

1000 Walnut Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

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HobNob Coffee and Wine Bar


An Authentic European-Style Café

Located just beside the hotel lobby, our easily accessible coffee and wine bar carries the rich legacy of the original Hobnob for eighty years. Enjoy light conversations over locally roasted coffee and curated wines.

Hobnob Coffee and Wine Bar is named after the original Hobnob eatery from the 1940s. Open to guests and locals alike, the bar provides a casual ambiance of the European countryside and approachable downtown elegance.