08 Aug
Cheesemonger & Specialty Foods Retail (Columbus)
South Carolina, Greenville / upstate

We are looking for an enthusiastic, positive, and service-oriented person with a passion for eating, sharing and selling great food!

Looking Glass Creamery has a charming Cheese-centric Store on their beautiful farm in Columbus, NC which is about 20 minutes north of Spartanburg on Highway 9. We are on the hunt for someone who can work the retail counter (selling cheese, caramel, salumi, crackers, jam, pickles, all things tasty!) and do light food service like prepare, deliver and explain cheese plates featuring our cheeses or scoop ice cream. Our goal is to create an amazing, unique experience by providing our visitors with a great attitude, knowledgeable information and service, and delicious food & drink.

In this position, you will be expected to:

-Communicate with customers in a friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable manner

-Taste, package, and sell cheese and other specialty foods

-Operate Square POS system

-Prepare attractive cheese plates and other dishes according to specifications

-Be willing to learn and communicate passionately about our products

-Stock products as needed

-Keep a clean working environment

Our ideal characteristics for this position:

-Experience working in customer service, retail and/or the foodservice/hospitality industry preferred.

-Experience working with specialty foods (i.e. cheeses, wines, meats) a plus

-Experience selling in a retail environment preferred

-Has a reputation for giving great service to guests and co-workers

-Can handle multiple tasks at one time

-Has good problem solving skills

-Has strong interpersonal skills

-Is able to work independently and as a member of a team

-Communicates professionally in person and on the phone

-Self-motivated and enjoys learning

-Passionate about great food

Start part-time working Thursdays prepping cheese and Friday and Saturday working the store independently with support at busy times. Position can expand to full time as sales grow.

If this seems like a good fit for you, please email a resume with three references. In a cover letter or email, let us know why you would be a good fit to work our small but evolving on-farm store and what you love about cheese. Please email your interest to jen@ashevillecheese.com

Full job description on the JOBS page of our website.

Thank you!

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