Reporting to the Culinary Manager, the Cafe Coordinator will work across both Wayside Cafes, located at Kings Cross and Bondi.
About Wayside Chapel
Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support for people on and around the streets of Sydney since 1964. Today, under the banner of ‘Love over Hate’, Wayside runs two community services centres, an Aboriginal Program, a mental health program and outreach service, two community cafés and two op shops. Our mission is creating community with no ‘us and them,’ breaking down the barriers of judgement and providing a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome. All our programs are designed to ensure that the most marginalised members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services, as well as a judgment-free place where people are welcome to just ‘be’.
About the Wayside Café
The Wayside cafés are a welcoming, thriving and lively point of entry to Wayside and have been serving meals and offering a safe place for people to either spend time, interact or just ‘be’ since 1966. The Wayside Cafe offers a broad range of meals that reflect the diverse personalities of our cooks and the varied palates of our customers. All our cooks make meals that may express their own culinary points of view, but consistently our food is delicious, wholesome and fun. Wayside’s vision of ‘Love over Hate’ is embodied in our food, lovingly prepared and served with engaged and friendly faces. Our mission to Create Community with No ‘Us and Them’, is active in every act of service.
Both Wayside Cafés are central to The Wayside Chapel’s community-building objectives and its delivery of services which meet the needs of people in the eastern Sydney area. All people are welcome to patronise Wayside’s cafés and enjoy low-cost and nutritious food.
Wayside’s Café program is continually working to:
Wayside Café Operating Hours:
Monday to Sunday
9am – 9pm
Monday to Friday
10am – 2pm
About the Café Coordinator role
The Wayside Cafés are the heart of Wayside. They offer people from all walks-of-life a warm and welcoming environment to enjoy a lovingly prepared meal. The Café Coordinator will run the daily operations of the Café program to create a dynamic environment where staff, volunteers and visitors feel welcome and supported. Your role would be to manage a team of volunteers to provide great customer service to the Wayside community. You will also be in charge of preparing the meals that are healthy and delicious to serve in the cafes. The Café Coordinator will also ensure the maintenance of equipment and ingredient inventor, that food is balanced, attractive and well-displayed. The Café Coordinator will also maintain standards of food safety, workplace safety and provide ongoing training to volunteers in these areas.
A full position description is included in the job information pack here:
Application and Recruitment Process
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