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Any gigs in Melbourne's west (or close to the CBD)?
As the title suggest I am looking into venturing into a coffee career as a change from the corporate world (want to leave it for good as you get to a stage where you are over it). My corporate gigs have been client focused project management with large emphasis on stakeholder management in business improvement. Age, I'm 36
Yes, I will need to start at the bottom and learn from the maestro's at the end of the portafilter as well as all aspects of the business. I am passionate about coffee and have been since I was making turkish coffees for family/friends since I was a teenager. Not long after that my espresso obsession began.
Happy to do shift/casual work during the week as it will allow me to spend time with the little one that we are expecting next month.
My 'home' experience has been mainly with e61's machines, Mazzer and Macap (doser and doserless, stepped and stepless) grinders. I have used a two-group volumetric commercial unit a couple months back and was able to pull fairly consistent shots and steam milk quite well. Latte art, thats a hit and miss, more of a miss but Im sure with plenty of practice I'm sure I can execute lovely rosetta's. I am well informed re: grinder adjustment for bean type etc to dial in my shots. Im methodical at home in that I weigh inputs/outputs to get my shots right but do understand than in a high volume commercial setting this probably wouldn't be done so much, maybe just weigh output, or dose into PF once grinder is dialled in for dosage, or simple dose, scrape top flat and tamp - regardless of which, consistency is required.
I have both statements of attainment in prep/serve espresso and food hygiene.
I'm very personable and customer/client focused with great comms skills that have been developed in a customer service role back in the day working at Coles, and throughout my teaching career as a lecturer and over the last few years working on client requirements on some major projects.
If possible, please point me in a direction where I could seek - Ive tried the usual seek and gumtree ads but have lucked out.
Feel free to PM me and happy to talk to any business owners about potential opportunities.