Public Espresso + Coffee is seeking an experienced Head Pastry Chef with a love for inventive, unique donuts and an appetite for growth.
This position will require the right individual to collaborate with our creative leadership to take our ingredients, ideas and passion to execute a menu of rotating, fresh donut flavors while nailing quality and consistency across multiple locations.
The Head Pastry Chef will work alongside us to:
A commitment to teamwork, a clean and professional appearance, enthusiasm, and a high energy level are necessary throughout the shift. This job requires a clean-as-you-go working mindset and an upbeat, passionate disposition. We also encourage all employees to spend time on our cafe floors, engaging and interacting with guests. Seizing opportune moments to explain our donut flavors and share our process provides invaluable insights that guests at Public Espresso + Coffee crave, whether it's about our coffee, donuts, food program or roasting operation.
Most importantly have the ability to praise the team on both small and large victories. The ability to not only communicate when improvements are needed but also when things are being done well. This allows him/her to promote a positive work environment.
If you've wanted to explore an opportunity that rewards creativity and collaboration, we'd love to hear from you. We are looking ahead to rapid growth opportunities in 2020 and beyond and would love to find a motivated individual that wants to grow this program with us.
Get in touch and lets talk donuts.
Our cafes will be open with special brunch hours through the holiday season. Whether you've got family coming to town or you're coming coming back for a visit yourself, our cafes are a great, low key brunch spot. We serve brunch all day — 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. — and you don't need a reservation to join us.
In addition to our all-day brunch menu, we offer fresh roasted coffee and espresso beverages, homemade traditional donuts, French cruller and an extensive loose leaf tea menu. Our cafes are located in the heart of downtown Buffalo in The Hotel Lafayette and in South Buffalo on Seneca Street.
The Hotel Lafayette
391 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
2178 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14210
Check out our menu and come see us from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning on Christmas Eve until New Year's Eve. Just a reminder that we'll be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Our holiday beverage menu is available all season, too. It includes:
Hope to see you there!
For the uninitiated, Public Espresso began as a hobby, roasting coffee on our kitchen counter on the weekends. James started roasting after a few business trips granted him some exposure to different styles of coffee.
We've been fascinated by the process ever since and have bean able to taste and share coffees from around the world — Bali, Ethiopia, Brazil, Mexico, El Salvador, to name a few. Sourcing good, sustainable coffee can be expensive and tricky, but putting out a product we're proud of has always been important to us. Roasting coffees that have ben sustainably farmed and sourced responsibly drives that cost up, but it allows farmers and going cooperatives to build businesses of their own.
For centuries, the roasting process has required fire. As technology has evolved, the process has been refined, but gas-powered coffee roasters with heavy exhaust systems have maintained a dominant presence in the industry.
Then along comes Bellwether Coffee with their electric, ventless, zero-emissions coffee roaster. We followed their story closely as they made waves across not only the coffee industry, but start-up and tech industries, too. This year, they were awarded Best New Product by the Specialty Coffee Association. We'd been looking for ways to expand our roasting business and increase the visibility of our coffee program at the same. The Bellwether now lives in our cafe and the entire roasting process — loading, roasting, cooling and bagging — will take place in the shop during business hours. All with zero carbon emissions.
We could not be more thrilled to get started and to share more about this machine, their mission and the new layers of accessibility and sustainability it provides. If you stop into the shop, ask us about it. Going forward, all of the coffee served and sold through our shops and wholesale partners is 100% carbon emission free. You can order some from our online shop, too.