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Cowgirl Creamery Retail General Manager
We are looking for an inspiring, enthusiastic General Manager who loves food and wants to lead our amazing team!
Is this you?!
About Us: For 20 years, Cowgirl Creamery has produced a variety of fresh, bloomy, and aged cheeses by using milk from neighboring dairies and championing their local milkshed.
Two decades, dozens of awards, two creameries and two retails stores later, Cowgirl Creamery continues to help pioneer the American artisan cheese movement.
Our Ferry Building Shop and Sidekick Cafénshowcase artisan cheese and specialty products from all over California, America, and Europe.
It’s a high volume location in the epicenter of all things local and delicious.
Our mission is to educate guests about the world of cheese and to share the stories of all the cheesemakers we represent.
Position Summary: As the Retail GM, you will lead our Cheese Shop and Sidekick operations, ensuring we’re meeting our goals of fast, friendly service, fostering the Cowgirl mission of supporting local, sustainable food producers, and maintaining a healthy business Job Details & Expectations: Identify sales goals and opportunities, and motivating the team to achieve them
Exemplify the highest level of customer service and professionalism
Create a fun, productive, and efficient workplace Mentor and coach both new and existing employees.
Foster growth and development wherever possible
Promote a safe and supportive environment where all can flourish
Find opportunities for improvement and then engage the team in making changes
Use your time wisely and where it’s most impactful.
As the Retail GM, that means working the busy weekend days and a variety of shifts, from opening to closing
What You Bring to the Role: Strong leadership skills with at least 2 years specifically in retail an/or foodservice environments
You want to lead by inspiring and motivating others, not managing by forceA results-driven, problem-solving attitude.
You want to make a plan and see it throughA ton of self-motivation.
You see the problem and act on it, no need to wait for direction Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong business acumen.
You understand goal setting, COGS, labor %, etcA working understanding of labor laws, including SF ordinances
Experience with POS systems, preferably ALOHAYou have a passion for food!What We Can Offer You: Competitive salary, rate DOEHealth & dental insurance, 401k, paid time off, sick pay, and a 25% employee discount
Small but mighty perks like swag to keep you warm, coffee & donuts to keep you going, birthday gifts, and endless Cowgirl cheer!How to Apply: Please submit a resume and a cover letter.
We look forward to hearing from you!
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Cowgirl Creamery - Counter Staff / Specialty Food Sales
Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese Shop & Cantina in beautiful Point Reyes Station is looking for passionate, friendly individuals to join our amazing team!
This position supports our Cantina counter, a fast-paced deli, by providing exceptional customer service.
Cross-training with our Cheese counter will also be provided.
About Us: Cowgirl Creamery is located in the scenic coastal town of Point Reyes Station, just 25 minutes from Petaluma, Novato and San Rafael.
Our mission is to promote the connection of food from our neighboring farms, ranches and dairies.
Visitors can watch cheesemakers at work, sample artisan cheeses, charcuterie, and accoutrements.
Our Cantina produces fresh salads, soups, sandwiches and beverages featuring local, organic producers.
Criteria: We are looking for enthusiastic, food loving folks who like to work hard in a fast-paced, creative environment while having fun.Ideal candidates are looking to grow with the company.Experience in specialty food sales or preparation (cheesemonger / cashier / server / barista / chef / etc) is a plus.
However, we offer ongoing training opportunities to anyone willing to learn about good food and drink.
*Weekend availability is a must and open immediate availability is a plus.We are hiring for FT & PT positions.
We operate Wednesday thru Sunday.
*training may include tasting delicious products and playing with baby goats
Uphold high standards of customer service through every customer encounter, including, but not limited to: greeting every guest and helping them in a quick and friendly manner.Serve sandwiches & salads, prepare beverages (including espresso)As necessary, assist with light prep work in the kitchen.Educate customers about cheese and the food we provide while assisting in their selection and purchase.
Maintain clean and appealing displays of food and retail products.Assist in stock rotation, pricing and storage.Maintain clean and safe work environment in shop and behind the counter.Ring up purchases on the cash register.
Follow proper sanitation and safe food handling practices.Perform opening and closing duties as scheduled.Participate in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.Educate public about the role of Cowgirl Creamery in sustainable agriculture in West Marin and promoting local products.Compensation & Benefits:
Hourly rate DOECowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, and a 25% discount on cheese!How to Apply: If you are interested in joining our stellar team, please respond with a resume and references.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Creamery Cheese Maker
Who are we?
Zingerman's Creamery is a wholesale Cheese and Gelato Maker, and Retail shop (the Cream Top Shop), we also offer cheese tastings and cheese making classes. We sell to specialty food stores, grocery stores, cafes and restaurants from coast to coast. We are committed to the success of artisan dairy in the state of Michigan.
Our Mission Statement
Zingerman's Creamery is committed to making and selling hand crafted cheeses and other traditional dairy foods. Collaborating from farm to market, passionately engaging all. Working to make our community and world a better place.
Where are we?
Zingerman's Creamery is located on the south side of Ann Arbor at 3723 Plaza Drive. While there is a bus stop within walking distance, the Creamery is NOT located on AATA bus route.
Are there any benefits or perks?
Health insurance, 401k, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible spending plans (dependent care)
Company contribution to Health insurance (for full time crew out of basic orientation)
401k match (for full time crew out of basic orientation)
PTO (Paid time off) you earn it and you can take it with you when you leave. (for crew out of basic orientation)
Free cheesemaking classes, tastings and events
Up to 50% discount on cheese and gelato from the Creamery
Discounts at other Zingerman's businesses (for all crew out of basic orientation)
Paid lunch breaks
25% reimbursement on any massage
Join Zingerman's Creamery as a Cheese Maker!
This position will specifically be working with cheese including the daily processing of milk and curds. Dish washing and cleaning are major components of this job. All work at the Creamery requires some amount of flexibility and cross training is available to the motivated individual.
$11.00/hour to start with an increase to $11.50/hour after basic orientation. $12 within the first year, and passports available to train in different areas.
Full-Time, 30-40 hours/week
Shifts are typically between 6am-8pm. Four Weekdays and One Weekend day Required.
Performance Expectations - Essential Functions
Prepares materials for cheese making (i.e. dishwashing, sanitizing all workspaces and equipment)
Completes a variety of cheese making tasks (i.e. hand-forming, washing, bagging, ladling, flipping, molding etc.)
Keeps cheese production clean on a daily and weekly basis
Follows all Good Manufacturing Practices
Follows all Standard Operating Procedures
Turns Aging cheeses
Uses all equipment safely
Keep a clean and sanitary work area at all time
Completes all tasks timely
Follows all SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and works to continuously improve them as needed
Participates in Creamery and Production meetings
Assists in other departments as needed
Participates in Zingerman's events and learnings
At least 2 or more years of production or kitchen experience
Has a passion and desire for learning
Able to follow through with instructions
Enjoys working as part of a team
Able to follow recipes and stay on schedule
Enjoys working with food (especially cheese and gelato)
Ability to multi task
On time and reliable
Ability to do monotonous tasks meticulously
Asks lots of questions - always!
Willing to rotate between many varied jobs
Must stand, lift and bend for duration of an 8-9 hour shift
Must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly during an 8-9 hour shift at or above waist height
Must be comfortable with repetitive motion
Able to bend, stretch and perform tasks that may be awkward at times
Able to deal with being wet while working
Working with mechanical equipment
Must be able to work in a humid environment for an 8-9 hour shift (75 degrees)
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