Hey, friends! I’m just gonna rattle off a few housekeeping things that are important to know for this week, weekend, and the coming week. As always, thanks for reading — and happy Friday!
To reiterate Mel’s message, Joe and his team will be in and out the next week or so to take a look at all our A/C systems. Hopefully those will be up and running again soon!
As you know, we’re hiring! Full time - and ideally - half kitchen, half barista. Here’s the application form again, in case you know anyone who may be a good fit. Following up with applicants and holding interviews as soon as possible. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMnpsB8QXdAm8_wpEKuWa4p4jQ8Ww4GawDPcuQqlt2n1CIaA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Staff training for the new fall menu is Tuesday, 9/10. You’re all scheduled for one of the two afternoon time slots (3-4p or 4:45-5:45p). Please be at one of them, and if you have a major conflict, text Mel or myself so that we can schedule you time to get caught up. Launch date is Monday, 9/16 and I’m so excited for you to see what the creation team has dreamt up this time!
The tea dripper screens have been getting really gnarly lately, and it seems like once they reach a certain level of filth, it’s hard to get them clean again. I also can’t order just the screens themselves as individual parts, so we need to make sure we’re staying on top of cleaning them weekly. A couple tips that may help:
Clean them out faster after brewing so that leaves aren’t just sitting on top of the screens for way too long.
Make sure we’re thoroughly taking them apart and deep cleaning them per the daily cleaning duty list. It’s there at least twice a week, so it shouldn’t be forgotten about. Cafiza should work well for soaking all the parts, and possibly CLR for desperate cases.
Speaking of tea, we’re running through the last of our oolong tea for the season. The Gui Fei will be replaced with Spirit White - the first white tea we’ve had in a hot minute. The tasting notes are tangerine, allspice, and rosewater. It’ll be a nice addition to our lineup, and we’ll get it added to the menu in the next week or so.
Upcoming room reservations next week:
9/11 - full day room for Todd’s team
9/12 - 2 hour table for Shelly
9/13 - half day room for Todd’s team
That’s all I have at the moment! Let me know if you have comments, questions, concerns. Thanks for killing it! Peace and love,