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Pastoral - Bar Pastoral 

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine is an award-winning, European-inspired specialty food and wine retailer in Chicago. We feature the finest hand-crafted cheese, charcuterie, wines and gourmet accompaniments; primarily from small-scale and family-owned producers. With these authentic and unique products that hail from around the world and around the block, we create beautiful and delicious artisan catering trays, sandwiches/salads, picnics and gift baskets and more.  

At Pastoral and our wine bar/restaurant, Bar Pastoral, we pride ourselves on our above-and-beyond service and in-depth product knowledge that delights and inspires our guests. We also provide cheese to Chicago’s finest restaurants and hotels, and our e-commerce web store delivers our products and gifts locally and ships nationwide.  

Featured three times in Oprah’s Favorite Things, Pastoral was twice named National Outstanding Specialty Food Retailer of the Year by the Specialty Food Association. Pastoral has garnered numerous awards and media mentions over our 14 year history, including features in the Williams-Sonoma Catalog, on The Food Network, and The Today Show.

If you want to be a part of making buying and eating great food and wine a fun, inviting, and educational experience for neighbors near and wide, then we want you to be a part of our team! In addition to the thrill of making heroes of our customers by de-mystifying specialty foods, employees get to take advantage of these exciting benefits! 

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage (full time employees)
  • Participation in a SIMPLE IRA plan
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Ventra benefit program
  • Wellness Program
  • Cheese and wine classes
  • Generous employee discount in our stores and restaurants

 

 Counter Sales Associate

 Reports to: Retail Operations Manager

 Status: Full time/Part time, non-exempt

  Overview: Counter Sales Associates 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.

Send resume to retailjobs@pastoralartisan.com

 

Sandwich Bar Associate

Reports to: Store Operations Manager

Status: Full time/Part time, non-exempt

Overview: Sandwich Bar Associates will focus on fulfillment of sandwich and salad orders, catering and fulfillment prep, 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.

Send resume to retailjobs@pastoralartisan.com

  

 

Production Cook

Reports To: Commissary Production Supervisor

Status: Part-time to Full-time, non-exempt

 Overview:  The Production Cook is responsible for assisting in production of Pastoral's commissary house-made food items, catering production and assembly, inventory product care, as well as participating in regular location inventories.

 Essential Job Duties:

  • Prepare house-made food items for Pastoral retail locations, and catering operations according to standardized recipes, and maintain seasonal par levels
  • Execute successful catering orders for Pastoral’s retail and commissary kitchen locations
  • Ensure proper stock rotation and product care; document production and shrink logs
  • Assist with weekly and monthly formal product inventory counts
  • Maintain a safe, sanitary and professional work environment; learn, understand and follow all city, state, federal and Pastoral food safety regulations and/or guidelines and standards; adherence to HACCP protocol
  • Perform daily cleaning duties, in addition to weekly cleaning projects (ex. drains, walls, floors, garbage cans, etc.)
  • Clean and sanitize production equipment, work surfaces, and kitchen
  • Adhere to proper food and sanitation protocols
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ensure that walk-ins, freezers, and all food prep areas are kept clean and organized

 Qualifications:

  • 1+ years experience working in a restaurant, prep kitchen or equivalent
    • Demonstrated knowledge of kitchen conduct; excellent knife skills, and food safety handling
    • Open availability - able to work days and/or night shifts
    • Excellent verbal and communication skills
    • Illinois Food Handler Certificate required
  • Strong attention to detail; must be focused and organized; able to prioritize projects effectively

 Work Conditions:

  • Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting products and supplies weighing in excess of 50 pounds, and repetitive hand and wrist motion.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace, to stand for entire shift,
  • Work in hot and cold temperatures; works with kitchen equipment as well as operates phones, computers, fax machines, copiers, and other office equipment.

Send resume to productionjobs@pastoralartisan.com

 

Dishwasher

Reports to:     General Manager

Status:            Full time/Part time, non-exempt

 Responsibilities Include:

  • Wash, clean, and store tableware, pots, pans, and cooking equipment; keep the kitchen and equipment clean and organized
  • Operate dish washing equipment
  • Perform daily cleaning duties, in addition to weekly cleaning projects (ex. drains, walls, floors, garbage cans, etc.)
  • Clean and sanitize production equipment, work surfaces, and kitchen
  • Polish glassware and silverware
  • Basic food preparation, including some light cutting and baking
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Experience working as a Dishwasher or Busser 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of kitchen conduct 
  • Night and weekend availability; must be available throughout peak seasons 
  • Must obtain Food Handler license upon employment if not already certified
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and withstand exposure to cold, heat, and water

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 50 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.

Send resume to bpjobs@pastoralartisan.com

 

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