Prepared Foods Team Cook-FT
River Valley Co-op

Job Order #: 19633335

Northampton, MA 01060

Full Time

35 hours per week

POSTED 9/13/2023

EXPIRES 10/13/2023

Job Description

Prepared Foods Team Cook Full-time 35 - Northampton

Position Type - Full-time 35
Salary Range - $17.50 - $20.00 Hourly
Job Shift - Open Availability


River Valley Co-op Our Mission: River Valley Co-op staff members are all empowered ambassadors for our cooperatives mission of creating a just marketplace that nourishes the community.

Cooperative values and the larger cooperative movement inspire us to work together for a more sustainable and just future. As a team, we work to leverage our grocery retail's economic impact for positive social change in the food system, our environment, and our community. We are committed to social justice and developing our anti-racism and multicultural skills throughout our organization.

Our cooperatively-owned business values working together in partnership with our local food producers, other vendors and service providers, community organizations, employees, and our customers to serve our community food needs in ways that sustainably support our mutual needs and aspirations. We prioritize building and sustaining our business operations capacity to generate positive impacts for our employees, business partners, customers, local economy, the common good of our community, and the environment.

Our friendly store operations specializing in fresh, local, organically grown, and natural foods, builds community resilience and grows our local economy. We work hard and have fun doing it, act with honesty, kindness, and respect, and strive to improve every day.

Full-time 35-40 hours. Requires open availability, including evenings and weekends.
Status: Reports to Prepared Foods Assistant Manager
Pay Level: II, non-exempt.

Purpose: Prepare and cook deli food while providing prompt, friendly, helpful customer service to help meet department goals for sales, margin, labor, and customer service.


Prepare dishes following the specifications of the Prepared Foods Assistant Manager and Prepared Foods Manager.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of the cost of preparing daily offerings.
Research and develop new recipes.
Act as a role model/ information conduit for all deli staff concerning ingredients and products used in our kitchen.
Accurately label and date all dishes made with all ingredients every time.
Foodbank all unsellable products following department procedure, including the recording of shrink sheets.
Maintain Kitchen in orderly condition following guidelines set by the Prepared Foods Assistant Manager and Prepared Foods Manager.
Follow all food safety/cold and hot storage procedures.
Advise the Prepared Foods Assistant Manager and Prepared Foods Manager of all equipment repairs, replacements, or upgrades.
Read, and Initial deli communication logs daily.

Attend and participate in department and storewide meetings.
Perform other tasks assigned by the Prepared Foods Assistant Manager.


Experience cooking for deli, restaurant, or catering.
Organized attention to detail.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Ability to stand for long hours, and work in close quarters with many team members.
Ability to communicate in a positive tone with all team members and customers.
The ability to work varied shifts beginning at 6 am and ending after 10 pm.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and an ability to cover shifts as needed.
Neat appearance and a personable attitude.
Ability to come to work on time for scheduled shifts and accurately use a time clock.
Ability to follow through on verbal and written instruction.
Willingness to handle meat and seafood.
Ability to properly operate and clean an electric meat slicer.
Manual dexterity with all department equipment.

How To Apply

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330 North King Street
Northampton, MA 01060

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330 North King Street
Northampton, MA 01060