Prepared Foods Team Member II
River Valley Co-op

Job Order #: 20040871

Northampton, MA 01060

Full Time

35 hours per week

POSTED 11/16/2023

EXPIRES 12/18/2023

Job Description

Prepared Foods Team Member II Full-time 35 - Northampton

Position Type - Full-time 35
Salary Range - $18.00 - $20.50 Hourly
Job Shift - Open Availability


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

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

Purpose: To maintain drip coffee, prepare smoothies, fresh juice, and espresso to order, slice meat and cheese to order, and make hot and cold sandwiches to order, while providing prompt, friendly, helpful customer service to help meet department goals for sales, margin, labor, and customer service.


Maintain par levels for all items to be used throughout your shift
Maintain all service ware for in-house and to-go beverages.
Communicate product needs and ideas to the Prepared Foods Assistant Manager and Prepared Foods Manager.
Follow all opening and closing procedures as directed by the Prepared Foods Assistant Manager and Prepared Foods Manager.
Maintain correct signage for all products in the case with correct ingredients, dates, and prices.
Slice to order specialty meats and cheeses; make hot and cold sandwiches to order; prepare drink offerings following standardized department procedures.
Provide outstanding customer service with pride and genuine care for our customers and our product.
Act as a role model/ information conduit for our customers concerning ingredients and products used in our deli.
Maintain and use all equipment following guidelines set by the Prepared Foods Assistant Manager and Prepared Foods Manager.
Clean up spills, sweep, and mop, polish work areas, sort and take out the trash, and recycle daily.
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 storewide and departmental team meetings as scheduled.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of the cost of preparing daily specials.
Research and develop new recipes for the made-to-order bar.

Organized attention to detail.
Ability to multitask.
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.
Ability to work varied shifts beginning at 7 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.
Willingness to handle meat and seafood.
Ability to follow through on verbal and written instruction.
Ability to properly operate and clean an electric meat slicer.
Manual dexterity with department equipment.

How To Apply

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330 North King Street
Northampton, MA 01060

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P.O. Box 1245
Northampton, MA 01061