Great Northern Food Hall - Head Barista & Coffee Trainer

New York, United States | GNFH - FoH | Full-time


Great Northern Food Hall:

Founded by Claus Meyer, The Great Northern Food Hall sits in the heart of New York – Grand Central Terminal. Along with the Agern, The Great Northern Food Hall is known for its seven foodservice establishments: The Bar, Grain Bar, Great Northern Deli, Danish Dogs, Meyer’s Bageri, Brownsville Roasters, and Open Rye. Serving freshly baked pastries & bread, sandwiches & soups, piping hot coffee & expertly crafted espresso drinks, and both hot & cold prepared items all adhering to the new Nordic cuisine philosophy.


We are looking for a hardworking, and friendly Head Barista & Coffee Trainer to join our amazing team at Brownsville Roasters in Great Northern Food Hall. We roast our own coffee every week and serve fantastic regulars every day. You have a friendly character and passionate about training and educating staff.

Benefits Include:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • A great work/life balance with plenty of Paid Time Off
  • Paid Volunteering Time Off 
  • 401(k) Matching
  • College Tuition Reduction Program through a partnership with Monroe College
  • Discount program for movies, concerts, car rentals, Broadway shows, and many more 


As the Head Barista & Coffee Trainer you will be responsible for the daily operation of our coffee bar.

  • Advanced coffee knowledge, as well as the ability to translate that knowledge into training new and current staff
  • Able to provide support for all equipment installation
  • Capable of developing both practical and online training platforms for staff members
  • Possess the ability to work alongside management to improve speed, quality and efficiency
  • In collaboration with our Assistant General Manager, creating seasonal housemade beverages
  • Working both as a barista but also as a cashier if the situation necessitates – must be a team player
  • Must have experience with the Marzocco manual espresso machine
  • Passionate about social development through the food industry. 
  • Systematic, punctual and a friendly addition to our shift management team. 
  • Energetic, friendly and passionate about giving amazing customer service to all our guests.


  • At least two years’ experience as a shift lead or greater in a high-volume café necessary
  • Skilled at latte art and the training of latte art
  • Must be detail oriented, self-driven and able to conduct oneself as a role model.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are necessary