Pastoral Employees Hard At Work On The Sandwich Line

Employment

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine is an award-winning European-inspired neighborhood cheese, specialty food and wine retailer. We offer the highest quality, cut-to-order domestic and international specialty cheeses, freshly baked breads, perfectly chosen accompaniments and small production wines, craft beers, sandwiches, catering, and gift baskets. We opened our first store in Chicago's East Lakeview neighborhood in 2004. We subsequently opened two additional stores in the Loop and the Chicago French Market, have a thriving wholesale and online business, and opened our intimate cheese and wine bistro, Bar Pastoral. Throughout our decade of growth, we are proud to have maintained a working environment befitting a small, local business. While we are a professional environment, we never forget to have a little fun!

Pastoral is one of the nation's most respected specialty food retailers, having been featured three times in Oprah's Favorite Things, the Williams-Sonoma Catalog, and on NBC's Today Show. Twice the Specialty Food Association has awarded us the distinction of national Outstanding Specialty Food Retailer (2012 and 2007), Bar Pastoral has been recommended in the prestigious Michelin Guide, and we've won several "Best of Chicago" awards. Our commitment and focus on service, education, quality, and uniqueness drives our growth and success.

Pastoral employees are a community amongst ourselves, and our shared passion is food. Beyond that shared passion, our diversity is endless. In addition to professionally trained chefs and bakers, Pastoral has employed neuroscientists, actors, former Congressional aides, haunted house aficionados, musicians, attorneys, professors, and martial arts experts, among others.

We expect all prospective employees to be responsible, motivated, self-starters who show initiative and a strong sense of personal and professional responsibility.

Delivery Driver

We are seeking a reliable, courteous, organized and energetic licensed drivers, 18 or older, to work varying shifts from Monday through Saturday (either 9:30am-5:00pm or 10:30am-7:00pm). All applicants must have full and open availability and be flexible to work with the shift times listed.

Applicants MUST meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a current, unrestricted Illinois drivers' license; a CDL is NOT required
  • Reasonably clean driving record - candidates will need to be cleared by our insurance company before job offer will be made
  • Able to lift and carry up to 40lb
  • Food/warehouse experience a plus, but not required 
  • Having his/her own vehicle registered in Illinois is a HUGE plus

The Delivery Drivers may possibly use their own vehicles while making deliveries throughout the duration of the workday. If this is the case, Pastoral will provide standard Federally-set mileage reimbursement for approved on-the-clock mileage, in addition to hourly compensation of $10.00/hr. During downtime between deliveries, this position will report to the Warehouse Operations Manager to assist in performing various warehouse and office tasks as needed.

To apply, please send resumes WITH cover letters to jobs@pastoralartisan.com

SANDWICH BAR ASSOCIATES

The Sandwich Bar Associate will focus on fulfillment of sandwich, salad, and picnic orders and provide outstanding customer service to all guests. The Associates will assist with opening and closing procedures, and assist other team members as needed.

Requirements:

  • Prior experience in the food industry and with small-batch, artisan food (particularly cheese and/or wine) is strongly preferred
  • Willingness to study and learn about our always-changing mix of artisan cheese, wine, charcuterie, bread and accompaniments
  • Proficient knife skills
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and throughout the holiday season
  • Must obtain Food Handler license upon employment
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 30 pounds

Work Conditions:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule in order to meet business needs.
  • Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting products and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds, and repetitive hand and wrist motion. 
  • Work in hot and cold temperatures; works with kitchen equipment as well as operates phones, computers, fax machines, copiers, and other office equipment.

To apply, please send resumes WITH cover letters to jobs@pastoralartisan.com

CHEESE COUNTER SALES ASSOCIATES

The Cheese Counter Sales Associate will deliver impeccable customer service while educating Pastoral's customers about the fascinating world of artisan cheese, charcuterie, bread, and wines. The Counter Associate will assist with opening and closing procedures, and will assist with catering and gifting needs as needed.

Requirements:

  • Prior education in or professional experience with small-batch, artisan food (particularly cheese and/or wine) is strongly preferred
  • Willingness to study and learn about our always-changing mix of artisan cheese, wine, charcuterie, bread and accompaniments
  • Proficient knife skills
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and throughout the holiday season
  • Must obtain Food Handler license upon employment
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 30 pounds

Work Conditions:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule in order to meet business needs.
  • Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting products and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds, and repetitive hand and wrist motion. 
  • Work in hot and cold temperatures; works with kitchen equipment as well as operates phones, computers, fax machines, copiers, and other office equipment.

To apply, please send resumes WITH cover letters to jobs@pastoralartisan.com