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Cheesemonger Provisions Mill District

  • Date Posted February 18, 2021
  • Location Amherst, MA
  • Category Business / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Provisions is the Pioneer Valley's 5-star source for hand-picked fine wine, craft beer, and artisanal foods. Our new location at the Mill District in North Amherst, MA is now open! Just like our Northampton location, Provisions Mill District features an award winning specialty cheese department staffed by our incredible cheesemongers. Our team is passionate about the producers and products we represent. And our mission is to cultivate a friendly atmosphere full of gustatory adventures and memorable experiences for the community we serve! Job description

Provisions is hiring! We are looking for food and beverage* fanatics to come be a part of our close-knit team. If you love customer service, enjoy tasting and learning, and are known for being self-motivated, then please get in touch. 

You are viewing the job posting for Cheesemonger: Our Cheesemongers are our customers’ go-to for all things cheese, charcuterie, and pairings. We’re looking for passionate foodies who can provide an engaging experience at our full-service cut-to-order cheese counter. If you have more likes than dislikes when it comes to food – if you’re a fan of blue cheeses, cured olives, and rustic pâté – then we want you to join our team. The right candidate will be excited to taste everything* and follow our selling strategies! 

NOTE: The health and safety of our team and our customers is of the utmost importance to us during this challenging time. To be considered for any position at Provisions, you must be committed to the highest standards of safety and hygiene including (but not limited to): frequent hand-washing, mask-wearing, social distancing, and room occupancy limits. Out-of-state leisure travel is not encouraged, as we strictly observe Massachusetts Covid-19 travel regulations requiring that you quarantine or produce a negative test upon return to the state and before returning to work. We take our staff's safety seriously, and expect that any potential candidate will do the same!


Greet customers and engage them in authentic conversation 

Serve as a friendly guide to our artisanal cheese, charcuterie, and specialty product selection 

Answer customers' questions and call on a manager if you require further assistance 

Cut cheeses and cured meats to order 

Safely handle knives and operate meat slicing machinery 

Provide proper packaging and labeling for cut-to-order items 

Follow selling and merchandising strategies 

Increase sales by cross-selling products and introducing new ones 

Wrap, label, and organize back-stock 

Stock cheese case and shelves 

Follow all food-safety guidelines and work-place safety guidelines 

Follow our food-dating policy 

Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment at all times 

Assist customers on the sales floor 

Fill on-line orders 

Perform opening and closing tasks 

Follow dress-code 

Must wear a face-covering and maintain social distance at all times until further notice. 

Other duties as assigned 

Required Skills and Qualities 

Excited about specialty food and beverages 

Willingness to try everything 

Professional salesmanship (You can sell anything, not just the things you like) 

Engaging professional personality 

Self-starting energy 

Safe knife handling skills 

Follows directions 

Attention to detail  

Able to lift 50 pounds 

Basic math 

Time management 

Telephone etiquette 

Outstanding customer service 



Basic (PC) computer knowledge 

Positive attitude 

Punctuality and dependability 

Preferred qualities: 

Knowledge of artisanal cheese, cured meats, and accoutrements 

Knowledge of fine beverages 

Proficient with pairing 

ServSafe qualified 


*Must be 21 years of age or older to taste alcoholic beverages 

Compensation this position is : hourly, $7.25/hr to $15/hr Application instructions
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DeadlineMarch 05, 2021

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