Recess Employee of the Month! 

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Meet our July employee of the month, Courtney —– Hello I’m Courtney and I’ve been with the recess kitchen squad since last August ! I’ve lived on the Onondaga reservation my whole life until coming to Syracuse University for a nutrition science degree. It was around this time that I first became acquainted with the local coffee shop scene, and only ‘til after graduating did I land a job with Recess. When I’m not working, a lot of my passion is in running, most often with my dad and sister (my current endeavor is a marathon in the fall *sweats nervously*). My favorite drink would probably be the Crazy Latte, Lavender Latte, Rolo Iced Latte…. any of the lattes really, unless it has coconut… also the Terminator™  Recess truly is a great company, with such unique food creations and the best soy lattes you’ve ever had. Thanks to all the loyal customers who continue to stop by the shops, and new customers looking for some quality coffee and vibes <3 This gig gonna slash me hips but I love it!

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Current Openings

Temporary Cafe Staff

Recess Coffee is seeking temporary/seasonal Café Staff for our end-of-Summer and early Fall season. Employees hired as temporary/seasonal can expect to work for Recess through September, at which time there may be opportunities stay on permanently. Café staff are responsible for giving Recess customers a positive experience in our cafés, preparing our drinks and food with consistency, care, and speed, and keeping the shop clean and organized. All café staff are given the option of training to be baristas when they are done with new-hire training.


  • Part time or full time
  • Early mornings and/or late nights
  • Must be available weekends



  • Must have customer service experience
  • Barista/food service experience a plus


  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Reliable transportation
  • Self-motivated

Please email a resumé, cover letter, and 2-3 professional references to mail@recesscoffee.com addressed to Roxanne.

Assistant Baker

Recess Coffee is seeking an Assistant Baker to aide in our bakery production. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the baking process, and work with a local company that provides great service, as well as a variety of products to our customers. The Assistant Baker will be responsible for preparing doughs and batters and assisting with all parts of our bakery production. The assistant must be dedicated to offering a high quality product, as well as possess a willingness to be flexible and learn new techniques. This position will work closely with our Baker, Café Managers, and Food Manager.


  • Part-time
  • Weekends and weekdays
  • Daytime hours



  • Must have previous baking or food preparation experience


  • Self motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Eye for detail, good judgement
  • Reliable transportation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Please email resumé and cover letter to mail@recesscoffee.com addressed to Tere