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Cafe & Bar Staff

The Akakura Café is a happy, vibrant and friendly workplace and the individuals we are looking for will thrive in this environment. They will create a welcoming, relaxed, and quality experience for guests and customers.

The Akakura Café has a reputation for producing the best coffee in town and by day offers breakfast, lunch, and health conscious options. By night, it operates as a Wine & Scotch bar with a signature cocktail menu.

We are looking for people who: 

  • Have variety of experience in café, bar and the hospitality industry and are willing to work in crossover roles with in our hotel, cafe and bar

  • Are highly motivated, have an eye for detail, display pride in their work and have meticulous cleaning habits.

  • Are health conscious and can add value to the café and bar with ideas and knowledge

  • Have a passion for delivering outstanding service

  • Are well groomed and professional.

  • Are trustworthy and have an engaging personality.

  • Work well in a team environment.

Responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Maintain positive guest interactions while efficiently taking orders and accurately serving food and beverages.

  • Prepare all café and bar menu items ensuring quality, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the café, bar and working areas at all times.

  • Monitor, report and record stock on a daily basis and place orders accordingly

  • Receive delivered food stocks and supplies, verifying receipt of ordered items.

  • Regularly perform temperature checks and report any variances to management.

  • Checking guest’s identification and adhering to legal drinking age requirements

  • Monitoring guest’s alcohol consumption and if required refusing service in a polite way.

  • Assess customers’ needs and preferences and make recommendations

  • Complete opening, closing, daily checklists to ensure hotel standards and protocols are accurately met

  • Adhere to waste management and recycling procedures.

  • Present a clean-cut, neat and professional image.

  • Exhibit and encourage proper hygiene and sanitary habits.

  • Maintain a friendly, courteous and cheerful demeanor at all times.

  • Perform other duties or roles as assigned by management.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Have a variety of experience in café, bar and the hospitality industry

  • Knowledge of classic and contemporary cocktails, wines, and spirits

  • Have experience in latte art

  • Be 100% committed to excellent customer service and presentation of all food and drinks

  • Have experience working in a fast-paced environment

  • RSA or equivalent training certificate

  • A positive attitude and excellent communication skills

  • Show initiative and be highly self-motivated

  • Be fun and friendly and able to multitask


All applicants must 

  • Be eligible for a Working Visa in Japan (under 30 years old)

  • Have experience and qualifications in the role you are applying for

  • Have experience in the hospitality industry

  • Commit to the full season late December – mid-March

  • Have a great work ethic, be friendly and a team player

  • Be someone who takes the initiative, is creative and resourceful and takes pride in their work

Would be an advantage if

  • You have Japanese language ability

  • Previous experience working a ski/winter season position

  • Hold or can obtain an International Drivers Licence


If you think you fit our profile and have something unique to offer please send your CV, passport copy and cover letter to