Employment - Cambridge

Formaggio Kitchen has been an institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 40 years–“a gourmand’s paradise” doubling as a neighborhood grocer. Nationally, we are best known for our cheese selection, which includes many exclusive items imported directly from farms in Europe. Locally, we are equally well known for our kitchen and bakery production including sandwiches, panini and nightly dinners as well as cakes, cookies and a variety of other sweets – all made in house, from scratch and using the best (often local) ingredients. We also stock a wide range of other delicious foodstuffs, including: charcuterie, produce, baked goods, prepared foods, coffee, tea, chocolates, bread, sweets, honey, preserves, wine, beer, olive oil, vinegar and other pantry staples.

We offer a dynamic work environment that both challenges and rewards those who have the necessary skills and passion to make the team. We strive to hire people with a love of food, old-world work ethic, capacity for teamwork and a drive to provide exceptional customer service. Benefits include health insurance, 401K with generous employer matching, paid vacation, an amazing opportunity to learn about food and a great team of coworkers.

Current Openings

Cheesemonger

We are looking for full-time experienced cheesemongers to work closely with existing staff to learn the ropes and help us provide delicious cheese and exceptional service to our customers. These positions are available at our Huron Ave. and Kendall Square locations.

A full-time Cheesemonger work schedule requires flexibility to work nights and weekends. Formaggio Kitchen offers a unique work environment with great staff, fantastic customers and an opportunity for challenge and learning every day. Benefits for eligible employees include a staff discount, health insurance contribution, 401K and paid vacation.

Skills and Experience

  • At least one year working in a specialty food retail or wholesale environment
  • Cheesemonger experience preferred
  • History of providing excellent customer service
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Equally exceptional skills in working people of various backgrounds
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently

Additional qualities we are looking for:

  • Natural problem solver
  • Highly organized
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Eager to learn and grow professionally
  • Works well under pressure
  • Experience with retail POS systems / computers

We are looking not simply for a qualified person, but someone with the aptitude and energy to contribute to our company going forward. A combination of past achievements and work experience is very important, but equally important is a real desire to continue to learn and improve on your skills and abilities going forward. Competitive salary and benefits based on experience.

Please submit a resume and a brief cover letter describing why you believe you would be a good fit for this position.

 

Assistant Baker

Our bakery produces a wide range of cookies, cakes, scones, muffins, pies and petite pastries. We are currently looking for a bakery assistant who will assist our head baker with the weekly production. Shifts will be Tuesday mornings, Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings.

This position could be part-time and exclusively bakery production or a full-time arrangement where the remaining hours not spent in production could be spent as on our retail floor.

Our ideal candidate will have at least a year's worth of professional baking experience, a passion for food, a strong work ethic, and be self-motivated.

Please submit a resume and a brief cover letter describing why you believe you would be a good fit for this position.

 

Front of House

We are looking for hospitality rock-stars to join our team in a front of house position. The front of house team staffs the bread and bakery counters, maintains the appearance of the shop, assists with store operations, and provides our customers with a smooth shopping experience.

FOH staff are expected to become knowledgeable about store inventory and producers in order to field an array of customer requests. Key characteristics we are seeking include excellent customer service, thoughtful organization, effective communication, great team spirit, and strong work ethic.

The ideal candidate is passionate and curious about food and hospitality.

Prior experience in a retail or hospitality setting is preferred but not required. By demonstrating accomplishments and dedication, there is room to grow into a member of our buying teams.

Please submit a resume and a brief cover letter describing why you believe you would be a good fit for this position.