We’re Hiring Food Service Team Members

The Position: As a Food Service Team Member you will have a role in providing a high level of customer service in our Cafe and Deli! Whether you’re arranging vegetables or sliced meats for our made-to-order sandwiches or helping customers in our cafe, you are serving our customers with your passion for providing a great experience and your knowledge of the diverse products we offer. Working in our food service department demands food safety knowledge to properly maintain our high standards. The potential for expanding your knowledge in our food service department is abundant, with opportunities to learn more about products, presentation and equipment (to name a few), and how to be a customer service expert.

Responsibilities include: Deli, Cafe & Kitchen (Cooking & Dish Prep). All Team Members report to the Food Service Manager and Assistant Food Service Managers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Kitchen: Prepare/cook foods following company standards in a timely and sanitary manner according to Federal and State Law. Chop, grind, slice, cook, sear, fry, braise, roast, and bake items on the day’s prep list for Hot Case and Deli such as daily soups, salads, hot sides, entrees and Grab & Go. Use equipment such as immersion blenders, ovens, tilt kettles, grill, stove, slicers, knives etc. Clean and organize with attention to detail and thoroughness. If a Food Handler Certification is required we will get you certified if you don’t already have certification.
– Deli: Customer service, taking orders, case display set up and date products while following company recipes & standards. Assemble deli line, make signature and custom sandwiches, salads and soups. Assemble Grab & Go items daily. Prep, slice meat, cheese, etc. Clean and organize with attention to detail and thoroughness.
– Cafe: Provide great customer service, take orders, and ring up orders at the register. Follow company standards and state and federal laws. Make and serve all beverages (ie smoothies, teas, coffees, juices) and breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Assemble breakfast sandwiches lines, coffee lines, and Grab & Go items. Use equipment such as slicers and blenders. Clean and organize with attention to detail and thoroughness.

–Prepare/cook foods following company standards in a timely and sanitary manner according to Federal and State Laws
–Have and show an outgoing, friendly behavior with a positive attitude and the ability to interact with our customers
–Be able to answer phone calls and take and execute orders as needed
–Operate slicer, wrapper and cooking equipment; assisting in maintaining all equipment in safe working condition
–Adhere to all safety, health, and Weights and Measures regulations
–First In First Out merchandising (FIFO) ensuring proper rotation of all foods
–Able to work in different temperature environments (cooler and freezer).
–Organize all walk-in freezer/coolers
–Assist with receiving, loading and breaking down supply deliveries. Ensure accurate counts and quality control
–Assist in monthly inventories for above mentioned departments
–Perform general housekeeping in the department; clean and sanitize work areas (including tables, floors, walls, cases, cooler, freezer, etc.).
–Work a flexible schedule that changes as the business changes, including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
–Have good communication skills; and the ability to take direction and participate in a team environment
–Must be able to stand for up to 4 hour continuously, for a total of 8 hours per shift.
–Able to lift up to 50 lbs
–Have the ability to complete other duties as needed
–May be required to obtain Food Handlers permit

The Candidate: Retail Team Members must be at least 18 years of age or, if a minor, able to provide a work permit within a timely manner. Team Members must be able to work as a positive team member and be personable, creative and hard working. All individuals must be excited in helping build a startup business while being able to strive in a fast-paced environment. Able to manage changing priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously with an attention to detail. Team Members must be committed to our social mission and appreciate its importance to the business. We seek individuals who are culturally competent and able to work well with the ethnic diversity of the community. Familiarity with and knowledge of West Oakland is a strong preference. A passion for good food and sharing that passion with others is also highly desired.

This job description does not promise nor imply that the functions listed above are the only duties to be performed. Employees are always expected to perform tasks requested by their supervisors and be able to execute additional duties as needed.

The Compensation: These are hourly full-time and part-time positions. We offer a 15% discount on purchases throughout the store and bottomless free coffee. Full-time positions receive a medical plan after 90 days of employment and a retirement plan after one year of employment. Paid vacation will begin to accrue after one year of employment for eligible employees. Please send current resume, three professional references and a brief cover letter to fausto@communityfoodsmarket.com.

Community Foods Market is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. An arrest record or felony conviction will not necessarily preclude from employment with us.

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