F&b: Purchaser/​inventory (brick Walk Cafe)


The pre-eminent expression of lifelong learning in the United States, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages — all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue.


The Brick Walk Café Purchaser is responsible for inventory, purchasing & receiving of goods.



  • Preseason:
    • Assists with various aspects of pre-season menu planning and food ordering
    • Learn and navigate ordering systems efficiently
  • In Season:
    • Works with Manager, Kitchen Manager, Assistant Kitchen Manager and Kitchen Supervisors for ordering and proper inventory levels
    • Uses proper procedures for invoicing and invoice tracking
    • Works neat, clean and orderly
  • Works with Kitchen Managers & Culinary Team:
    • to ensure proper food safety and sanitation standards are met
    • to ensure food quality and safety using proper food rotation standards
  • Must:
    • Be able to attend orientation and all subsequent training
    • Follow all company policies
    • Possess superior teamwork skills
    • Possess superior organization skills
    • Possess positive attitude through speech and body language
    • Be responsible to uphold uniform policy, personal hygiene, and grooming standards and present in a professional manner
    • Embrace and reflect the company culture and values as stated in the Culture/Mission Statement to reach each common goal
    • Perform all other duties as assigned
    • Work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
    • be able to stand and walk as constant conditions
    • be able to stand frequent handling of objects, reaching, maneuvering and continually positioning of oneself to perform assigned tasks
    • be able to physically grasp and transport items up to 50 pounds, including kitchen supplies and dishware
    • be able to work a flexible schedule to include 5 a.m opening shifts and/or midnight or later closing shift


  • 2-3 Years’ experience in a fast food restaurant
  • 1- Year experience in a leadership position in a fast food restaurant.
  • Food Handler Certification preferred, but not required

  • This job is expired!