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This job expired on August 02, 2021

Whole Animal Butcher (Will Train!) MF Dulock

  • Date Posted June 03, 2021
  • Location Somerville, MA
  • Category Culinary / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description MF Dulock is a neighborhood butcher shop located just outside of Boston in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to strengthen our local food system by offering ethically-sourced meats and honest dialogue. We carefully source our whole animals from small farms in New England and the Hudson Valley that raise their livestock outdoors on pasture, without hormones or antibiotics. We take pride in our craft, in our community, and in providing professional and approachable customer service to anyone who walks through our door. Because we believe that a great company starts with happy, healthy employees, we offer competitive wages, humane schedules, shop stipend, paid time off, and frequent opportunities for professional development. Job description Our butchers are responsible for case cutting, grinding, and sausage making, as well as providing friendly, informative service to customers. As a member of our small but mighty team, we will also count on you to bring your unique values, perspectives, and ideas to help us grow and improve over time.

What You’ll Do

Customer Service

  • Greet customers warmly, and be present and accessible throughout their visit
  • Help customers make meat selections: discuss differences between cuts, suggest cooking methods, and educate customers on sourcing issues when asked
  • Cut custom orders on-demand as needed
  • Take phone orders; fulfill phone and online pre-orders in a timely manner
  • Ring up orders using the Toast point of sale system 

Butchery & Production

  • Butcher sub-primals to case spec using knives, hand saws, and/or a bandsaw, ensuring that all cuts represent the highest level of craftsmanship
  • Grind meat to specified blends, assemble sausage kits and make sausages weekly
  • Face and trim meat as needed, reducing waste wherever possible
  • Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery, maintain FIFO rotation of inventory

Shop Support

  • Pitch in wherever help is needed to keep things running smoothly — we’re a small team in a small shop, and no task is too large or too small
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of all workspaces, storage, front-of-house and back-of-house areas at all times. Participate in weekly deep-clean activities
  • Assist with the meat-centric training of other butchers and meat mongers
You’ll Love This Job If You...
  • Have 1+ years of experience as a retail butcher or meat monger, intermediate knife skills, and a working knowledge of whole-animal anatomy and food safety
  • Enjoy meeting with and talking to new people, and providing great customer service
  • Want to work with a group of co-workers that are kind, respectful, and have fun while holding each other accountable to high standards
  • Are constantly looking for ways to learn and improve your butchery skills
  • Insist on keeping your workspace clean at all times
  • Understand the importance of record-keeping for both organization and food safety
  • Are into giving and receiving direct feedback
  • Have a personal commitment to buying and eating well-raised meat
  • Can lift 60+ lbs., stand for 8+ hours per day, spend short periods of time in cold places, reach up or down, and occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Are punctual, available to work on Saturdays, weekday evenings until 8 PM, and in the week leading up to major holidays
  • Are able to read, write, and understand spoken English


Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on August 02, 2021
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