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This job expired on February 12, 2019

Cheese Buyer Mission Cheese

  • Date Posted December 14, 2018
  • Location San Francisco, CA
  • Category Business / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Mission Cheese focuses on celebrating American artisan cheese in a format that merges retail cheese shop, café, wine/beer bar concepts. We specialize in finding the best that the US has to offer in hand crafted cheese and pair it up with California craft beer and wine. We are pumped about fermentation!

A key component of the business is the education of our customers about the cheeses they are eating, as well as the farmers and cheesemakers that make Mission Cheese possible. We are passionate about good food and exceptional service. The work atmosphere is fast-paced, positive, and fun! The ability to hustle is required, as is the desire to be a part of an established team. We value employees that are excited about helping to develop, evolve, and grow our dynamic business, and want to learn about the American artisanal food and beverage industries. Job description

Cheese Buyer

Job Summary

Mission Cheese is looking for someone to join our team as a Cheese Buyer. This position requires someone that is already steeped in the world of cheese and is looking to take their passion to the next level by joining our dynamic team! We pride ourselves on offering the best selection of American cheese, and you will be playing a key roll in keeping that dream alive. This is a full time position and requires weekend availability.

What makes Mission Cheese special?

  • Entrepreneurial & collaborative environment
  • Passionate about finding, developing, and serving responsibly-produced artisan goods
  • Regular visits to farms, creameries, wineries, breweries
  • Potential for growth within a small, family owned, dynamic business
  • Opportunities for profit sharing



Cheese Buyer Requirements

  • Assume primary responsibility for maintaining a dynamic, robust selection of cheeses
  • Place weekly cheese orders that adhere to a pre-determined budget and standardized delivery schedule
  • Fully onboard new cheeses (enter in POS, staff education, signage)
  • Forecast and report purchases weekly
  • Maintain and update of cheese-related tools, signs, and documents

Operations Requirements

  • Artistically plates, runs, and describes cheese flights
  • Assists customers in selecting retail cheese
  • Provides food and beverage service in a professional manner
  • Curates an experience for customers at the register, providing suggestions and guidance through the menu
  • Retains an updated knowledge of all cheese, wine, beer, and food products
  • Efficiently prepares a variety of foods prior to opening
  • Cleans and resets for the next day in the closing shift
  • Keeps the kitchen tidy and sanitary, washing dishes and sanitizing in real time


General Requirements

  • Passionate about good food, especially cheese
  • Able and excited to curate a culinary experience
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment where hustle is required
  • Handle numerous food tickets in an organized manner
  • Experience in the artisanal cheese industry is desirable
  • Hospitality/kitchen/service experience is desirable
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Must be fluent in English

Interpersonal Requirements

  • Listens and communicates well with staff, managers, and guests
  • Accepts constructive criticism and makes adjustments accordingly
  • Is able to perform under pressure
  • Maintains a positive attitude and productive energy-level
  • Displays professionalism when assisting guests and communicating with co-workers
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and a commitment to providing excellent product and service to our guests. 

We look forward to your application!

Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $18.00 - $25.00 Work visa This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants Application instructions
This job expired on February 12, 2019
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