Deli Cook
Job Type

The Deli Cook is responsible for producing consistent, high-quality food and services at the best possible price; emphasizing non-harmful products that have a low impact on the environment and supports local suppliers and producers while meeting or exceeding all standards of food safety and minimizing waste.

6:00am-2:30pm (32-40 hours a week)

Wage Range $19.00-$25.00/per hour


Follows recipes to prepare and assemble ingredients to create soups, salads, and entrees with consistency, quality and appropriate quantity, maintaining integrity of tried-and-true recipes

Understands special dietary needs and which dishes to recommend for which need

Creates or follows daily list of must-have products for the Deli case

Preps ingredients including but not limited to chopping, thawing, deboning, and brining

Ensures compliance with all health and safety standards

Utilizes pulled products from other departments, such as produce, meat, cheese, seafood and grocery in accordance with food safety procedures

Ensures that food is readily available for the front of the house

Follows appropriate time table for warming prepared entrees and soups

Actively participates in all food rotation programs

Ensures proper signage is available for items

Utilizes existing modes of communication, including the log book

Utilizes all closing and opening checklists

Keeps shelves of stored food clean and organized to reduce waste

Keeps work station clean and sanitary, including stovetops, ovens, countertops, storage shelves, and walk-in shelves

Adheres to pull dates and pull schedules

Participates in invoicing as requested

Receives product as needed

Informs Kitchen Manager of equipment needs

Assists in training back of the house workers

Maintains excellent communication with FOH, including immediate response to FOH questions

Readily acknowledges queries from customers by providing FOH with needed information

Facilitates communication between kitchen shifts

Communicates concerns and ideas to manager

Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

Previous prepared foods experience preferred

Proven ability to provide excellent, professional customer service by projecting a friendly, outgoing presence and maintaining a respectful demeanor at all times

Ability to handle multiple demands, remain calm, think quickly, prioritize effectively, and problem solve within established guidelines

Ability to work well with others in a cooperative environment where teamwork, compassion and constant communication are essential

Ability to handle transactions accurately and responsibly

Must demonstrate basic math skills

Ability to meet expectations of regular, predictable attendance

Ability to work a flexible schedule including mornings, evenings, and weekends

Ability to maintain current food handler card

Must be at least 18 years of age

High school diploma or equivalent

Essential Physical Requirements

Prolonged standing and walking

Frequent reaching, bending, twisting, and rotating

Continuous fine motors skills work and gripping with hands

Ability to lift 30 lbs. often, up to 50 lbs. occasionally

Ability to carry hot dishes from BOH to FOH

Repetitive tasks such as stirring, chopping, cutting

Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals.

Exposure to hot and cold temperatures

Benefits (depending on hours worked)

25% Employee Discount

Lunch Discount

Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance


Paid Time Off


The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors, requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that the employee may be required to perform. The Co-op reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations or a work environment change.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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