Employment opportunities at Butter

Butter Bakery Cafe has been 13 years in the making as a restaurant and bakery in Southwest Minneapolis devoted to building stronger and more sustainable communities through great food. Our business is a team effort – a small batch, from scratch bakery and kitchen, and a stellar cafe staff who know how to turn out great coffee drinks and take care of our customers. 

Our staff come to work each day to build community, educate, learn, and lead by example. We create high quality products that will leave the world a better place. We are deeply engaged with our regular customers and our wider neighborhoods, as well as with our youth internship program. We offer a meal plan, staff discounts, training and development opportunities, and flexible scheduling.  We moved to a no-tip model for pricing in April of 2017 to provide fair wages for all employees regardless of shifts and seasonal traffic patterns. We have a goal of reaching a $15 base wage for all staff by the end of their first year working with us.

Sound like a good fit? Read on!

What we're looking for

Qualified applicants will have:

  • previous experience working in food service or hospitality

  • a flexible schedule

  • ability to work quickly, shift to new tasks efficiently, and take initiative

  • ability to work on your feet for extended periods and lift up to 50 lbs

  • strong work ethic

  • a friendly, professional, and positive presence and attitude

  • excellent communication and organization skills

  • strong references

  • an attention to detail and neatness

  • willingness to learn, coach, and develop new skills

  • readiness to work on a team and collaborate with co-workers

Our strongest applicants will also have some of these traits:

  • familiarity with the Kingfield neighborhood, Lyndale neighborhood, Bryant neighborhood, and/or South Minneapolis

  • commitment to long term growth with our business and community

  • passion for and experience with the local food economy and independent businesses

  • skills in teaching and coaching youth

  • strong knowledge in food safety or ServeSafe certified

  • culinary degree (kitchen and bakery positions)


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Summer 2019

Our cafe crew is settled for the summer, but will need a fall supplement - we’re currently focusing on filling a weekday evening cafe/barista position that would also serve as an evening manager position for the cafe (3 or 4 day commitment - up to 32 hrs/week)

Our kitchen team is open to adding an experienced line cook who'd like to join our team on Saturdays and Sundays. 

The bakery team is set at this point - check in with our bakery manager, Rebecca, about the bakery’s needs for special projects.

We send our dear cafe manager, Rachel, into the school system this fall so Dan is beginning the search for the next awesome person who is excited to be the coach, facilitator, supervisor, et al to shepherd the cafe alongside Dan and the crew. If the Butter mission has been calling to you - stop by, check in with Dan, and learn more about this opportunity to bring our mission to life.

barista position

cook position

baker position