The Forge

Looking for energetic Baristas to live and work on an island!

True island in the middle of Lake Erie

  • spring
  • summer
  • fall


The Forge
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
unknown / hour + tips
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Put-in-Bay, on South Bass Island, is located in Lake Erie, and is a summer resort that sees tens of thousands of visitors per season. The Forge is among the most popular restaurants on the island, holding #1 status on TripAdvisor for multiple years. Formerly a blacksmith shop, it is now open for full service brunch, lunch and dinner. We are celebrating our 11th season and have completely remodeled our entire restaurant, including a brand new kitchen! 

We are known for our full service espresso counter! The Forge is looking for full time baristas to work with us for the 2023 season, beginning in May and ending at the end of October. While experience in a high volume environment is mandatory, we have an extensive training program to make sure that you are set up for a successful and rewarding season!

The applicant should be able to stand for at least 8 hours, always maintain respectful and welcoming service even when busy, have exceptional customer service skills, phone manners and be an expert multitasker. The pay is $11 an hour plus tips. There are no tip outs, only tip share if you are working with another barista (never more than two baristas.)

  • Employee discounts
  • Housing is available for all full time employees. (newly renovated)
  • Weekly overtime is available.
  • Emphasis on a peaceful work culture
  • Applicant must be available through the month of October

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