Have you always longed to be a cheesemonger and delve into the world of artisanal cheese? Righteous Cheese is DC’s newest cheese shop, located in Union Market, and is seeking a cheese lover to join our ranks.
Us: An artisanal cheese shop and bar, offering unique, uncommon handmade cheeses made locally and around the world. Our cheese bar is a great spot to post up and enjoy one of our daily flights (cheese & wine/beer pairings). We always approach cheese with reverence but don’t take ourselves too seriously.
You: excellent customer service, make customers laugh, love to learn, hardworking, can hustle your behind when necessary, very friendly and easy to get along with, loads of enthusiasm even under pressure, a great team player with a positive attitude, and most importantly - passionate about food! Experience in food/restaurants is required, but the passion for food and desire to learn is the most important attribute of a successful candidate.
The job: You’ll learn the business of cheesemongering, how to pair cheese & wine/beer, and get loads of practical experience in both. The more experience & knowledge you already have, the better the pay. The position is a hybrid of cheesemonger, server and garde manger – which means you’ll have plenty of different duties to keep you challenged, but will need to be flexible and adaptable. The bar is very busy, so you’ll often be required to think & move QUICKLY. This is a part-time position, with 8-15 hours/week, and Saturday and/or Sunday availability is required.
Do not apply if: you think that all you’ll do is sit around and taste cheese all day, or if you think this job will be easy. It will not. You will get to taste as much cheese as you’d like, but there’s plenty of hard work as well. There will be times that you’ll be seriously annoyed with difficult customers, but you’ll have to maintain a sunny disposition. You will be required to learn a lot of information on cheese/wine/beer and know it backwards and forwards. You will have to clean and do dishes. You will become an expert at wrapping and rewrapping cheeses. But you’ll have a great time with our crew, go on field trips galore, and learn a lot about the world of cheese, wine and craft beer – as well as gain experience that is tough to get elsewhere.
If this sounds absolutely amazing to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with resume and cover letter/email explaining why you’d like to join our team!