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 a glass of wine while watching the inner workings of a cheese shop. We always approach cheese with reverence but don’t take ourselves too seriously. However, we do have the highest standards for our products and ourselves.
You: excellent customer service, make customers laugh, love to learn, hardworking, can hustle your behind when necessary, task-oriented, 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 service is requested, but the passion for food and desire to learn is the most important attribute of a successful candidate.
The job: We value staffers that come in with a positive attitude every day and are excited to learn about the artisan cheese industry, if they don’t already. We are a young business in a bustling market, so you will need to be flexible, adaptable, and you’ll need to think & move quickly. We value those that come with cheesemongering experience, but are willing to teach if the passion is there.
This is a position with approximately 5-8 hours/week, with 1 shift per week either on a Saturday or Sunday (changes according to weekly needs). The position requires the physical ability to lift 50 lb wheels of cheese as well as be on your feet for the entire shift. ** This position REQUIRES weekend availability, every weekend **
We also have about one mandatory staff meeting per month – typically on Thursday evenings, though that is flexible based on the schedule of the staff at the time.
Do not apply if: you think that all you will do is hang 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, and maybe your back will hurt, 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 sweep 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 an occasional field trip, 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! No phone calls please.