Job Opportunity - Deli Cook

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We're Hiring!

You already know that HPC is a nice little cooperative grocery store with a neighborhood feel. We support local producers, carry a range of organic and eco-friendly products, value community, and shoppers love our daily soups and hot bar! This could be your chance to work closely with our small and dedicated staff, and interact with our 2500+ member-owners and growing customer base.

Deli Cook – Full Time

Hampden Park Co-op is looking for people with previous cooking experience to assist the Deli Manager in operating a smoothly run and organized retail prepared-foods environment; to prepare quality food according to deli recipes in a timely and efficient manner; and to stock and store food for sale and sampling while offering excellent customer service to meet department goals for sales, margins, and labor.

Deli Cook Job Description

Food Preparation: prepares food to specifications, follows recipes ensuring consistent quality, handles perishable items to prolong freshness in accordance with Health Department regulations

Recipe Development: improves on existing recipes and documents changes, develops new recipes with clear directions.

Efficiency: maintains a quick pace, making appropriate adjustments (volume, planning ahead and moving from one task to another)

Teamwork: interacting and communicating with coworkers, anticipates where others need help and always completes own tasks

Record keeping: ensures accurate and up to date records of the daily production sheet, daily purchase sheet, and shrink sheet

Packaging: balances good technique with speed, labels on products are accurate, secure and well-placed, organizes and cleans case to make display attractive

Department Maintenance: maintains a clean and orderly workspace, cleans up potential hazards and messy spills, cleans and puts away utensils and equipment, restocks supplies and replaces what s/he uses, maintains Health Dept. regulations

Personal Safety: handles hazardous equipment carefully and deliberately, maintaining safety awareness always, cleans up potential hazards and messy spills

Customer relations: smiles, greets each customer, develops rapport with regular customers, treats all customers courteously

Attendance: punctual, regular attendance, available to work some nights and/or weekends

Physical: able to lift up to 50lbs, standing for long periods of time, repetitive bending, pulling, reaching, chopping, stirring

Personal traits: friendly, ability to multitask, initiative, ability to get along with a variety of personalities

The end result of a deli cook’s job is food that has been prepared and cooked to specifications, that has excellent quality, a customer whose stomach is satisfied with great food and who comes back for more.

Send your resume to Mark Cramer. Mail or drop off at the store:
Mark Cramer
Hampden Park Co-op
928 Raymond Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55114

OR email your resume to Mark at
Please put "Deli Cook" in the subject line

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