Careers at Cowgirl Creamery

Think you’ve got the gumption to be a Cowperson?

We’re always on the lookout for great folks to make, monger and manage our cheese. See our current job openings below.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

 Cheesemonger and Counter Staff at Point Reyes Station

Join our retail team at Cowgirl Creamery, a fast growing company with a great crew!
Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station is currently seeking qualified counter staff. We are based in Cowgirl Creamery's original home, a restored barn situated in the middle of West Marin. Visitors watch the cheesemakers produce award winning cheese, taste artisanal cheeses from across the US and Europe and enjoy the delicious cuisine featuring local producers. Our goal is to promote the connection of food to local family farms.

Job purpose:
Responsible for participating in the smooth, friendly and efficient operation of the Cantina and Cheese Shop as directed by the shop manager and shift supervisors, while upholding high standards of customer service and maintaining proper care and display of cheese and prepared foods and drinks.

Key responsibilities:
1. Upholds high standards of customer service through every encounter, including greeting every guest, educating them about artisan food and helping them in a quick and friendly manner.
2. Maintains clean and full displays of foods and retail products.
3. Learns working knowledge of coffee bar equipment, grinder, espresso machine, cold brew coffee, and how to properly use and maintain it.
4. Participates in sandwich wrapping, food and cold beverage preparation and serving.
5. Maintains clean and safe work environment in shop, behind the counter, in the kitchen and walk-in.
6. Rings up purchases on the POS efficiently and accurately.
7. Performs opening, closing, restocking and inventory duties.
8. Assists wholesale customers with cheese selection and pick-ups.
9. Participates in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
10. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

The ideal candidates will have a passion for great food, a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced environment, and have great customer service skills.

We are looking for a range of availabilities, from part to full-time. Weekend and holiday availability are a must. Immediate availability is a plus.
Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, and paid time off. Starting salary $13 or DOE.
If you are interested in joining our great team, please respond with a cover letter, resume and 2 references to  jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com
Thank You -- We look forward to hearing from you!!

  

Job Title:  Quality Control/ HAACP coordinator

Based at:  Petaluma, CA

Job Type

Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Update and maintain HACCP and Food Safety plans for Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods locations: production, warehousing and retail.
  • Lead all locations through 3rd Party Food Safety Audits Annually.
  • Keep current all licenses and fees applicable to production and ensure that Production Facilities are in compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Update employee training manual.  Establish employee training guidelines and goals.
  • File Monthly Milk Handler and Statistical reports.
  • File Annual Organic Application with MOCA.
  • Performs and tracks Environmental and Product testing.
    • Performs microbiological analysis of raw materials and finished products.
    • Performs in plant weight checks, temperature checks, ingredient traceability, finished product appearance checks, code date verification, pH testing.
    • Responsible for recording weekly finished product evaluations.
    • Participates in sensory evaluation of raw material and finished products.
    • Performs related duties as assigned by Production Manager & General Manager.

Job Requirements

  • HACCP Certified
  • BS Degree in Food or Dairy Science or related field and experience in Quality Control.
  • Knows company policies.
  • Knows safety policies, procedures and requirements for equipment operation.
  • Communicate effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
  • Take direction and follow instructions accurately.
  • Work well with peers and supervisors in team process.
  • Maintain excellent attendance
  • Proficient in Word and Excel and job related software applications.
  • Must be able routinely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must work comfortably in variable temperature environments.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to stoop and reach on a regular basis.
  • Must be comfortable working in multi-task and deadline driven work environment.

Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, and paid time off. Starting salary $20/hr or DOE.

If you are interested in joining our great team, please respond with a cover letter, resume and 2 references to  jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com
Thank You -- We look forward to hearing from you!!