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Pastoral - Bar Pastoral - Appellation

Pastoral_EmployeesPastoral 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, opened our intimate cheese and wine bistro, Bar Pastoral, and our retail store and full-service restaurant, Appellation, in Andersonville. 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.

 

Job listings updated June 19, 2017


CATERING AND EVENTS ASSISTANT

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Catering Manager; handle administrative duties related to event execution including proposal drafts, generation of sales orders and catering sheets, intake of deposits, coordination of food production in conjunction with store managers, manage deliveries
  • Greet and assist customers during in-store product demonstrations alongside either internal product experts or vendors/producers; maintain knowledge of products represented
  • Assist with duties at in-store or offsite events as needed, such as production of tasting plates and beverages, preparation of class materials, and overall execution of events
  • Partners with Operations management team to ensure successful promotion and execution of special events, both in-store and external events effecting stores
  • Respond to inbound requests in a timely manner in keeping with standard Pastoral catering and events procedures; create and maintain client contact records and order histories for inbound and outbound sales
  • Organize intake of donation requests and filter requests per typical Pastoral parameters; maintain spreadsheet of Pastoral donations activity, tracking philanthropic giving by month and quarter
  • Perform research as directed to aid in outbound sales efforts
  • Organize and prepare donated materials and other printed marketing collateral for pick-up or delivery
  • Other duties as assigned 


Requirements:

  • 1 year in a catering or events assistant role, or equivalent experience
  • Willingness to study and learn about our always-changing mix of artisan cheese, wine, charcuterie, bread and accompaniments
  • Excellent customer service skills, superior interpersonal skills, results-oriented and highly self-motivated
  • Able to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; comfortable and confident on the phone
  • Must obtain Food Handler license upon employment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; knowledge of QuickBooks helpful

Please send your resume to cateringjobs@pastoralartisan.com



SANDWICH BAR AND COUNTER SALES ASSOCIATES

We are hiring for our retail stores for the summer! The seasonal positions will be from Monday, May 8 through Saturday, September 2 (dates approximate).

Our Sandwich Bar Associates will focus on fulfillment of sandwich and salad orders, catering and fulfillment prep, and provide outstanding customer service to all guests.

Our Counter Sales Associates will deliver impeccable customer service while educating Pastoral's customers about the fascinating world of artisan cheese, charcuterie, bread, and wines.

Some other things that you will do:

  • answer phones; take sandwich and catering orders
  • assist with opening and closing procedures
  • replenish the floor with merchandise
  • assist with catering and gifting needs
  • SMILE and have a good time- we’re selling products that make people happy!

 
Requirements:

  • A positive attitude that exemplifies teamwork and excellent customer service
  • Willingness to study and learn about our always-changing mix of artisan cheese, wine, charcuterie, bread and accompaniments
  • Prior experience in the food industry and with small-batch, artisan food is preferred
  • Proficient knife skills
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and throughout the holiday season
  • If not already certified, must obtain Food Handler license upon employment
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 30 pounds

Please send your resume to retailjobs@pastoralartisan.com



LINE COOK- Bar Pastoral

 Responsibilities include:

  • Perform daily duties such as prep, cook, and clean up
  • Prepare foods according to recipes and perform prep work as assigned
  • Ensure that food quality, quantity, freshness, and presentation meet demands
  • Ensure that walk-ins, freezers, and all food prep areas are kept clean and organized
  • Prepare, handle, and store food in accordance with Chicago Health Department regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • 1 year experience working in a from scratch restaurant kitchen required; minimum 2 years in a food preparation position
  • Experience with preparing items for broiling, grilling, frying, and/or other cooking methods
  • Demonstrated knowledge of kitchen conduct; excellent knife skills
  • Open availability - able to work days and/or night shifts
  • Must obtain ServSafe/Food Handler license upon employment
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and withstand exposure to cold, heat, and water

Please send your resume to jobs@pastoralartisan.com


PRODUCTION COOK- Fulton Commissary

Responsibilities of the Production Cook include production of Pastoral's housemade bulk food items as well as light receiving and inventory. The position provides a strong platform for future work on kitchen lines, or supplemental work for those with evening kitchen or restaurant jobs. The position can be set up as an internship for culinary students, depending on your school's particular requirements.

 Requirements

  • 1 year experience working in a restaurant kitchen or prep kitchen
  • Demonstrated knowledge of kitchen conduct; excellent knife skills
  • Open availability - able to work days and/or night shifts
  • Must obtain Food Handler license upon employment
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and withstand exposure to cold, heat, and water

Please send your resume to productionjobs@pastoralartisan.com



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