We are Hiring Sous Chef / Forager at Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes

For 21 years, Cowgirl Creamery has produced a variety of fresh, bloomy, and aged cheeses, using milk from neighboring dairies while championing the local milkshed in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Two decades, dozens of awards, two creameries and two retails stores later, we continue to act as an advocate for sustainable agriculture and artisan cheese. Our team is full of food-loving folks who have are hard-working and have a positive, team-oriented attitude. We care about each other, take great pride in our work and all share a passion for local, artisan food. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll saddle up and join us on our journey.


Position overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled cook to work in our Cantina kitchen - a bustling take-away counter preparing seasonal salads, sandwiches, roasted meats, and other goodies. This is a great opportunity to work with amazing local ingredients, support artisan producers, and stretch your creativity with lots of room for growth in the future. It's also a great schedule - no late nights so you can enjoy your evenings with friends and family.


What You'll Do:

Assist the chef in preparing a seasonal menu of sandwiches, salads, and other prepared foods

Source local produce from farmers market, develop and maintain partnerships with local farms

Maintain clean and appealing displays of food and retail products

Ensure proper storage and rotation of ingredients

Maintain clean and safe work environment in the shop and behind the counter

Perform opening and closing duties as scheduled

Assist customers behind the counter as needed while providing the best customer service possible in every encounter whether it's taking sandwich orders, ringing customers, or making cappuccinos

Help educate the public about the role of Cowgirl Creamery in sustainable agriculture in West Marin and promoting local products

What We're Looking For:

Folks who like to work hard in a dynamic, creative environment while having fun Previous kitchen experience and solid knife skills are a must

Current Food Handler's Certification, or certification within 30 days of hire

General experience in specialty food sales, restaurants and/or other food service operations. However, we offer ongoing training opportunities to anyone willing to learn about delicious food & drink

Flexible, team-oriented attitude (Ex: you're willing to jump behind the cheese counter too to lend a hand on a busy day)

Weekend availability is a must and open immediate availability is a plus!

Passion & interest in local, artisan food

Pay & Perks:

Hourly rate DOE, the schedule is Wednesday-Sunday. No late nights.

Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, and a 25% discount.

Bonus perks like swag to keep you warm, coffee & treats to keep you going, birthday gifts, and endless Cowgirl cheer! Ready to Saddle Up?

Cowgirl Creamery cheeses are sold to over 500 stores, independent cheese shops, farmers markets and restaurants, and nationally through Whole Foods Markets. And true to their community ethos, Tomales Bay Foods continues to support and promote artisan cheesemaking, offering over 200 cheeses from all over California, America and Europe through their website and retail locations.

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