Receiver Coffee Co., Brass Shop on Water Street & Victoria Row, Charlottetown
“We opened our second location on Water Street last July, which also included Breadworks Bakery,” says Cobey Adams. “With cruise ship traffic and being close to the boardwalk, we expect business to be nothing less than amazing. We were busier in January than we were at the end of 2017. It is a more accessible location in terms of parking, we now offer a full café menu and an always growing kitchen.” The Brass Shop roasts its own coffee, which is available in both locations and to take home as well.
Receiver currently has over 40 employees, both back and front of house, and this number will grow to over 60 for the tourist season.
“Our biggest challenge is finding folks as committed to their craft as we are. Bakers start as early as 4:30 am. You have to be committed to your craft, because bread making takes time and patience. John Dale, who runs Breadworks, uses strictly organic, often local flour, and COWS butter. It is a great opportunity for our cooks to see what goes into that process.”
To apply, visit one of the shops with your resumé, and ask to speak to a manager. “You can best show your personality by meeting with someone, instead of just dropping off a piece of paper,” says Cobey. “We are always happy to sit down and have a conversation.”