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 catering production – 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.
Assistant Catering Manager
Passionate about food and looking for daytime hours? Join our catering and kitchen team! Our catering team produces beautifully arranged platters and food made from our internationally sourced, specialty ingredients, and locally sourced produce and meats. From bountiful cheese platters to baked lasagne to decadent desserts, we aim to provide our customers with an exceptional culinary experience. We also regularly create and stock a variety of gourmet sandwiches, salads and ready-to-heat meals for in store customers at our new Kendall Square location.
This position will be responsible for working in all aspects of our catering operations and kitchen production including:
- Preparing platters
- Creating an assortment of fresh salads for a grab-n-go case
- Managing ingredient stock
- Inventory and re-stock of prepared foods for freezer and cold case
- Be the team lead on any days that the catering manager is not in the shop
The most important requirements for success in this role are:
- Demonstrated culinary skills with a minimum of 2 years experience in the field;
- Ability to work quickly and with limited direction;
- Capacity to work with a variety of personalities and strengthen the sense of camaraderie and teamwork;
- Creativity and a passion for food;
- ServSafe certification is a plus.
- Availability for shifts 7am - 4pm
Formaggio Kitchen offers a dynamic work environment with a focus on a love of food, teamwork and providing the best products and service to our customers. Benefits include company health insurance with partial premium coverage, 401K with generous employer match, paid vacation, an amazing opportunity to learn about food and a great team of coworkers.
COMPENSATION this position is : salaried, 48-50K If interested, please contact us with a cover letter and resume.
Sandwich Maker/Kitchen Production
We work hard to bring our customers the best products from around the world with exemplary service. This work ethic is equally essential whether stocking shelves, mongering cheese, or preparing food. We are in need of a full-time sandwich maker and kitchen prep person. This job requires someone who can work five days a week Monday – Friday and sometimes Tuesday – Saturday if needed. Hours will typically be between 7:30am – 3:00pm.
Primary responsibilities include making sandwiches for sale in the store and for our catering department. As time allows, there is opportunity to learn from our kitchen team by helping prep meals and pantry items. Prior experience working in a sandwich shop or retail kitchen is strongly preferred. Our ideal candidate will be hard working, dependable and fun to work with.
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.
We are looking for full-time and part-tme experienced cheesemongers to work closely with existing staff to learn the ropes and help us provide delicious cheese and exceptional service to our customers.
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 us with a cover letter and resume.
Front of House
We currently have openings for full-time and part-time 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.
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.