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Team Member

Lenise's Cafe

West Sacramento, CA, USA

Job Type

Flexible/Weekdays and Weekends



Mandatory Qualifications

Interns must be 16 years old by June 10th, 2024. River City High School students must have completed at least one course in one of WUSD’s Career Technical Education Pathways. View qualifying courses here. Yolo High School and Washington Middle College students must have a recommendation form filled out by a teacher or counselor. All participants must have also viewed an online informational session about the internships offered by the Home Run team. If you were unable to attend a scheduled session, you may listen to the full recording here (audio starts at 2:25).


Customer Service: Greet customers with a warm and friendly attitude as they enter the cafe. Take customer orders accurately and efficiently, ensuring special requests or dietary restrictions are noted. Assist in answering customer inquiries, providing information about menu items, ingredients, and specials. Handle customer complaints or concerns professionally and escalate issues to management when necessary. 

Food Preparation and Presentation: Assist kitchen staff in preparing ingredients, including chopping vegetables, slicing meats, and preparing sauces. Learn and follow recipes to ensure consistent quality and presentation of menu items. Assist in plating dishes and garnishing plates to enhance visual appeal. Maintain cleanliness and organization in food preparation areas, including washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, and storing ingredients properly. 

Cafe Maintenance: Help maintain cleanliness and orderliness throughout the cafe, including dining areas, restrooms, and kitchen. Perform routine cleaning tasks such as sweeping, mopping, and wiping down surfaces. Monitor and replenish supplies such as napkins, utensils, and condiments as needed. Assist in restocking inventory and rotating perishable items to ensure freshness. 

Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with fellow interns and cafe staff to ensure smooth operations during busy periods.

About the Business

Lenise's Cafe is a European Style Cafe with a wide variety of fresh food, pastries, and specialty drinks. We are proudly serving our community with passion, bringing the French experience in all of our dishes.

Preferred Abilities

Strong work ethic, Excellent communication skills, Team player, Adaptability, Attention to detail, Customer service-oriented, Positive attitude, Willingness to learn, Time management skills, and Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Learning outcomes

  • Culinary Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Teamwork

Special Project

Menu Promotion Strategy
Overview: Interns lead a project to create and execute a promotion strategy for Lenise's Cafe menu items, aiming to boost sales and customer engagement.

Analyze trends and customer preferences for targeted promotions. Develop compelling promotional materials for various channels. Implement and monitor promotions' effectiveness. Refine strategy based on performance metrics and feedback.

Gain hands-on marketing experience. Drive sales and customer engagement. Receive mentorship from industry professionals.

Additional Information

Duration and Schedule: Internship duration and schedule will be tailored to business needs, potentially including flexible hours with evening and weekend shifts to accommodate cafe operations.

Training and Mentorship: Interns will receive comprehensive training and mentorship from experienced professionals in the hospitality industry, providing hands-on learning opportunities and guidance
throughout the internship.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Lenise's Cafe is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Contact Information: For further information or inquiries about the internship opportunity at Lenise's Cafe,
candidates are encouraged to reach out directly via email at:

We welcome enthusiastic individuals to apply and look forward to the opportunity to work with dedicated interns who share our passion for hospitality at Lenise's Cafe.

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