Employment - Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge

Employment

Formaggio Kitchen has been an institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 30 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 who have a deep knowledge of and an equally great passion for quality food. We like to work with creative people who have a decidedly old-world work ethic.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Front of House

We currently have openings for front of house positions. 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 and pleasant 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. In this role, with time and by demonstrating accomplishments and dedication, there is room to grow into a member of our management and buying teams.

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.

Send our hiring team your updated resume and a short cover letter explaining your skills, background and why you think you’d be a good fit.

Produce Assistant

Join our produce team! As with everything in our store, we focus on quality products from quality producers. In our produce room, this means buying from small farms using organic, IPM or sustainable methods when possible and locally when the season allows. Day to day work will include receiving product, packaging, labelling and arranging displays of product as well as helping customers find the produce they are looking for. Additional duties will be to help out throughout the store in particular helping process sales at our checkout counter. In addition to a love of food in general and produce in particular, we are seeking someone with a good work ethic and a strong team spirit. If you think you have the desire and skills, we’d love to talk with you! Send our hiring team your updated resume and a short cover letter explaining your skills, background and why you think you’d be a good fit.

 

 

Cheesemongers

Formaggio Kitchen is a small, dynamic specialty food retailer with locations in Boston, Cambridge and New York. We also have a national presence via our website formaggiokitchen.com. Our Cambridge store is 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. This position is based out of our Cambridge store, located on Huron avenue between Harvard Square and Fresh Pond.

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 and opinions
    • 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. If interested, please contact our hiring team with an updated resume and a short cover letter explaining your skills, background and why you think you’d be a good fit.