Feb 12, 2016

Currently Seeking: Part-time Marketing Specialist

HOURS & REQUIRED AVAILABILITY:
16-32/Week
Tuesdays & weekends, other days are flexible.

DUTIES:
Coordinating in-store demos, planning and running farmers’ market booths, media outreach, creating marketing plans for our wholesale and retail presence.

YOU:
-Are creative
-Are self-directed
-Are detail-oriented
-Are outgoing and energetic
-Are great at multi-tasting
-Have amazing people skills
-Have marketing experience/education
-Have a flexible schedule
-Possess a good driving record (& min. three years experience)
-Are able to lift 50 lbs
-Are interested in tea

STARTING PAY:
$12/hr

BONUS POINTS FOR:
Graphic design abilities, website design & maintenance experience.

MORE ABOUT THE POSITION:
Creativity, stellar planning and follow-through are essential for this position. You’ll need to explain and promote our unique product to the public, buyers and the media. We’re looking for someone with integrity and pride in their work, someone who thrives on self-direction and also works well in a team. We’re looking for a long-term work relationship, not just a seasonal employee. We’re a growing company that values and rewards commitment and initiative. You’ll work with some really great people and you’ll always smell like chai.

GIVE US A RESUME & COVER LETTER BY OR BEFORE 2/26/16
-email to: sarah@chicochaitea.com
-mail to/drop in mail slot at: Chico Chai 1919 Park Ave, Chico, Ca 95928

Dec 18, 2015

Chico Chai Cookies!

We started making these cookies about five years ago, giving them away with a cup of chai at our farmers’ market booth, and they’ve proven to be incredibly popular. It’s an easy holiday recipe that pairs perfectly with a cup of fresh chai. Enjoy!

1 cup butter
¾ cup sugar
2 ½ cups flour
2 tsp loose leaf Original Chico Chai

Cream butter and sugar. Grind chai in a coffee grinder or blender and stir into mixture. Then sift in flour and stir.Roll dough between sheets of wax paper, to about ¼ inch thickness, then cut out into shapes. Bake on cookie sheets at 350 for 8-12 mins
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Nov 19, 2015

Chai-Spiced Cranberry Sauce

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32 oz ( 2 pounds) fresh whole cranberries
2 cups organic sugar , plus or minus a 1/2 cup for desired amount of tartness
2 cups Chico Chai strong brew or Chico Chai brewed from loose leaf tins
1/2 cup water
1 local  orange, zest and juice

Optional additions 1/4 cup rasberries or blueberries, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or fresh ground nutmeg

Put all liquids and sugar  in a large pot and simmer until the sugar dissolves. Carefully pour rinsed cranberries and orange zest into pot and continue simmering for 15 to 20 minutes until most of the berries burst. Turn off heat and let rest for 30 minutes and then store in glass containers or jars overnight in refrigerator. Let the Cranberry Sauce return to room temprature for serving and enjoy. Makes 12 servings, extra can be frozen or put on leftover turkey sandwiches.

Recipe created by our brilliant brewer/chaiwallah, Brian Myrick!

Nov 19, 2015

DIY Chai Workshop!

Register here!

Thursday, Dec 10th, 6-8pm $35

Come learn how to make your own chai blend! The evening will start with basic background information on tea, spices and chai. We’ll let you know our favorite ways to blend loose leaf chai and some tips on brewing. Then you’ll get your hands into some spices and create your own (two) blends of loose leaf chai. We provide the spices, tea, tins for your blends, and advice along the way.

You’ll get to take home your chai and keep it for yourself or give to a loved one for the holidays!

The workshop will be taught by Sarah Adams, Brewmistress and owner of Chico Chai.

 

Oct 8, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Chai

Our Pumpkin Pie Chai is our seasonal special this month at the Saturday Farmers’ Market. But what if it’s Monday? Or Wednesday??! Never fear, you can make it at home!
This cute little video outlines how to make a cup of it from our (caffeine-free) Red Chai.

Enjoy!

(For a quicker method, just heat:
6 oz milk + 6 oz Chico Chai Strong Brew
Then whisk in 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree and 1/2 tsp molasses.
Top with whipped cream & your favorite spice)

Sep 29, 2015

Job Opening!

Growth is happening at Chico Chai! Because of that, we need to hire for ANOTHER position! This time we’re hiring not only for a shift at the farmers market, but we’re also looking for someone to help us brew chai. If you’re that multitalented person we’re looking for, reach out to us ASAP.

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POSITION:
Chai Brewer/Farmers’ Market Chaiwallah
(one combined position)

HOURS & REQUIRED AVAILABILITY:
24 hours/week
Saturdays 5am-1pm
(with occasional 9am-5pm shifts)
Mondays 6am-2pm
Tuesdays 11am-7pm

DUTIES:
Chaiwallah: Preparing chai, driving to market, setting up chai booth, introducing chai to new customers, handling transactions.
Chai Brewer: sanitizing equipment, grinding spices, bottling chai

YOU:
-Have work experience involving physical labor
-Are able to lift 50 lbs
-Have customer service experience
-Have amazing people skills
-Are detail-oriented
-Are outgoing and energetic
-Possess a good driving record (& min. three years experience)
-Work well during morning hours
-Are interested in tea

STARTING PAY:
$11/hr

BONUS POINTS FOR:
Experience working in an industrial food/beverage facility, “handiness” with tools & equipment, experience brewing (beer, etc), barista experience, outreach/marketing experience, open availability.

MORE ABOUT THE POSITION:
This job involves both heavy lifting as well as delightful customer service in an outdoor setting. We’re looking for someone with integrity and pride in their work, someone who will both maintain our high level of product quality, and convey that sense of quality to consumers. We’re looking for a long-term work relationship, not just a seasonal employee. We’re a growing company that values and rewards commitment and initiative. This is hard work, but you’ll be a part of our wonderful Farmers’ Market community, you’ll brew some delicious chai and you’ll work with some really, really great people.

GIVE US A RESUME & COVER LETTER BY OR BEFORE 10/2/15
-email to: sarah@chicochaitea.com
-mail to/drop in mail slot at: Chico Chai 1919 Park Ave, Chico, Ca 95928

Sep 9, 2015

Join Team Chai!

WE’RE LOOKING FOR A NEW TEAM CHAI MEMBER!
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POSITION:
Farmers’ Market Chaiwallah
(chai booth operator)
AVAILABILITY:
Saturdays 10am-5:00pm
(with occasional 5am-noon shifts)
DUTIES:
Operating chai booth, answering chai questions, introducing chai to new customers, serving chai, handling transactions, breaking down booth, washing dishes and equipment.
YOU:
-Have amazing people skills
-Are outgoing and energetic
-Possess a good driving record (& min. three years experience)
-Are able to lift 50 lbs
-Are interested in tea
-Work well during morning hours
STARTING PAY:
$10/hr

MORE ABOUT THE POSITION:
This job involves both heavy lifting and delightful customer service in an outdoor setting. We’re looking for a long-term work relationship, not just a seasonal employee. We’re a growing company that values and rewards commitment and initiative. This is hard work, but you’ll be a part of our wonderful Farmers’ Market community and you’ll work with some really, really great people (plus-the chai is delicious).

GIVE US A RESUME & COVER LETTER BY 9/20/15 :
-email to: sarah@chicochaitea.com
-Drop off at: our Saturday Farmers’ Market booth
-mail to: 1919 Park Ave, Chico, Ca 95928

Jun 19, 2015

Part-time Chaiwallah wanted!

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POSITION:
Farmers’ Market Chaiwallah
(Saturday chai booth operator)

SHIFT:
Saturdays 5am-12pm (year-round)

DUTIES:
Preparing chai, loading van, setting up booth, answering chai questions, introducing chai to new customers, serving chai, handling transactions.

YOU:
-Have amazing people skills
-Are outgoing and energetic
-Possess a good driving record (& min. three years experience)
-Are able to lift 50 lbs
-Are interested in tea
-Work well during early morning hours

PAY:
$10/hr

MORE ABOUT THE POSITION:
This job requires getting up super early, heavy lifting and delightful customer service in challenging conditions (both hot summer & chilly winter). We’re looking for a long-term work relationship, not just a summertime employee. We’re a growing company that values and rewards commitment and initiative. This is hard work, but you’ll be a part of our wonderful Farmers’ Market community and you’ll work with some really great people (plus the chai is delicious).

GIVE US A RESUME & COVER LETTER BY 7/3/15 :
-email to: sarah@chicochaitea.com
-Drop off at: our Saturday Farmers’ Market booth
-mail to: 1919 Park Ave, Chico, Ca 95928

Dec 1, 2014

Holiday Tasting Room

Come visit our Chai Brewery during our holiday tasting room! Taste all of our chai blends, sample some treats, learn about how we brew chai and get some stocking stuffers for the tea lover on your list. Hope you can join us!Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.55.06 PM

Feb 26, 2014

Join Team Chai!

We’re looking for a passionate person who loves people, early mornings, and chai. Come be an ambassador for our dynamic local chai company!
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FARMERS’ MARKET POSITION

HOURS:
Saturday early morning/afternoon
(alternating shifts: 5:00am-noon/10:00am-4:00pm)

APPLICATION PERIOD:
Now until March 7th

PAY:
$10/hr

START DATE:
March 15 (or earlier, if available)

DUTIES:
Working at the Chico Chai booth at the Chico Saturday Farmers’ Market. This includes preparing chai, driving chai van to the market, passing out samples, teaching customers about chai, serving chai, breaking down the booth and cleaning equipment and dishes afterward.

REQUIREMENTS:
Fabulous driving skills (and a good record), the ability to lift 50 lbs, great customer service skills, an outgoing, positive attitude, a passion for local food/beverages and an excitement about chai. Previous market work experience or barista experience a plus.

MORE INFO:
This job requires early mornings, lots of customer service, hard physical work, outdoors and getting sweaty, but you will work with an awesome team, you will have opportunities to grow and learn, and you will always smell like chai.

Submit resume and cover letter to: the chai booth at the market, mail to 1919 Park Ave, Chico Ca 95928, or email to sarah@chicochaitea.com