Work with us.

Work with us to make magic.

We are a locally owned café and passionate about empowering our people.  Grow your career with our team while appreciating and practicing common courtesy in our café!  Apply below. Must be available to work various shifts.  Weekends are a MUST.

Why work at Social Eats Cafe

Open Positions

Barista (Seasonal & Year Round)

Our barista will provide fantastic front of the house service making customers smile. Detail-oriented, people-oriented and team oriented, you learn quickly, don’t mind getting your hands dirty and can switch tasks effortlessly in a fast paced environment. Offering both seasonal and year round positions with full and part time schedules available – we are flexible with our shifts.  A love of Coffee will help! Cross-trained in front of the house duties, from specialty coffee, food & bar preparation, your job will never be boring. Our baristas thrive under pressure and have a strong work ethic. You will quickly make and serve drinks to customers with care and great attention to detail; take orders and handle cash/card payments through our POS; use teamwork to deliver speedy and quality service; ensure our shop is clean by adhering to our high-standard of cleanliness; be an all-around pleasant and helpful person to customers and fellow employees. We do not require prior food service or relevant experience, we are willing to train if you are excited and willing to learn!

Our baristas begin with Server Wage at $10.50/hour plus Tip Pool which average to $18 – 32/hour depending on the season and.  Employee discounts, comp drinks on shift, and opportunities to gain more knowledge and grow in responsibilities. Opportunities for professional development and a full time position for the right person. Weekends A Must.


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Assistant to the Owner

We are looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join our team as an Assistant to the Owner to personally assist the owner in day-to-day operations of the business.  With room for growth, the right person will want to built a future career with us.  This is a fun and exciting opportunity for a person who is driven and eager to learn.  Day to day tasks include assisting the owner with online marketing and professional development, inventory, ordering, planning and organizing private events, administrative office tasks such as  running payroll, creating menus, responding to emails and navigating phone calls and sponsorship requests, the ideal candidate is professional, reliable and takes initiative to bring their best self to work everyday.

Social Eats Café is a family-run business built on love of people, hospitality and fun.  Our customers and our staff are the heart of our business.  We deliver excellence to our guests and a professional, caring and rewarding environment for our employees.


  • The right candidate must be extremely organized and a self-starter with great attention to detail.
  • Great with computers/proficient in Microsoft Office Suite/Google (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work under pressure sometimes, due to time of turnover
  • Ability to communicate in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Essential skills:  Must be able to multi-task and take direction well, while being ambitious to complete tasks to help owner
  • Skills in putting systems in place, creating Google sheets/Excel documents and demonstrating superior organizational skills with attention to details
  • Oneonta, NY


  • Perform general office duties, such as answering phone call and navigating correspondences via email.
  • Help maintain inventory of necessary supplies.
  • Maintain and organize files, documents, and records.
  • Reviewing timesheets and processing payroll.
  • Scheduling appointments as needed.
  • Knowledge of file management systems and practices.
  • Conduct research and gather information as needed
  • Routine reading and tasks completed and recorded
  • Follows time allotted for specific tasks
  • Creating protocols and check sheets
  • Assistant others when needed to ensure quality service for private parties/events.
  • Performs additional duties as needed.

20 hours/week to start.
Pay rate is based on experience.

Please attach resume with your application.

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Cold Line Cook

We invite experienced cooks to join our back of house team. Weekends are a must. 20 -25 hours weekly. Hourly rate of pay based on experience. Responsible for the cold line station including salads, toasts, sandwiches, and paninis as well as preparing soups.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Set up and stocking stations with all necessary supplies
  • Prepare food for service
  • Cook or prepare menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff
  • Clean up station and take care of leftover food
  • Stock inventory appropriately
  • Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality and in a timely fashion
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
  • Work cohesively with the back of house team to ensure overall kitchen operations
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We are growing our crew for the Spring/Summer season and are seeking mature individuals with serving experience to join our front of house team.  Position will be seasonal, but can grow into a permanent position for the right individuals.

Coverage needed for various shifts between 8am – 3pm daily; Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 5pm – 9pm. Sundays, 10am – 3pm.

You must be team oriented, have strong customer service skills and work well under pressure while being able to multi-task.  $18 -$32/hour weekly.

Duties include but are not limited to:  knowledge of Order & Pay by Phone and Toast POS system; keeping service area neat and tidy; serving food; busing tables;  running food and drinks, restocking front of house; thorough opening/closing duties and responsibilities.  Working with front of house team is a must.

Apply today. Minimum of 8 – 12 hours per week.

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Our café is hiring for a personable part time dishwashers who can work in a fast paced environment and manage the stress of a busy kitchen. Reliable and with a strong work ethic, you are essential to our dish pit crew and back of house team. Easy-going and motivated by your environment, you must have a love of getting things cleaned.  You will be responsible for washing and properly sanitizing kitchen dishes and equipment. Keeping the dish pit tidy and closing out the kitchen with the back of house team. Wiping walls and equipment daily is a must.

Primary duties include collecting and properly scrubbing,  washing and sanitizing dishes, glasses, and cutlery, along with all pots, pans, and all prep dish.  Keeping the kitchen tidy, neat and clean is an essential role.  Restock of all dish after it is dried a must.

The ideal candidate will be:  punctual, able to work alone, and be organized with a strong knowledge of kitchen operations and processes.

20 hours/week.  Weekends are a must.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Collect all dishes, cutlery, and glasses
  • Ensure all dishes, cutlery, and glasses are properly cleaned & sanitized before further use
  • Clean kitchen tools and appliances properly before and after  use
  • Clean kitchen floors, storage areas, and take out the trash; close out the kitchen with the back of house team
  • Keep cupboards and storage area clean and organized
  • Ensure that the kitchen, all food prep areas and all food storage areas meet restaurant cleaning
    standards; follow proper washing procedures for sanitation of kitchenware and equipment 
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds at a time on a regular basis 
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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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