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

Title: General Manager Cowgirl Creamery Cheese Shop and Sidekick
Location: Ferry Building, San Francisco

Join our team at Cowgirl Creamery, a fast growing company with a great crew!

Cowgirl Creamery is looking for an experienced individual to be a Manager at our Sidekickand Ferry Building Cheese Shop.

We are looking for solid, driven, and passionate individuals who love the world of food.  Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese Shop is a high volume retail store, that specializes in artisan cheese and specialty products from all over California, America and Europe.  Sidekick Cafe & Milk Bar features local producers and a cheese focused menu.

Job purpose:

To provide leadership and coaching for staff, to direct the efficient and friendly operation of the 2 sites, to maintain existing programs and implement new ones in accordance with the company's strategic plan. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Exemplifies excellent service
  • Trains and retains staff
  • Limits workplace injury
  • Regularly meets payroll goals
  • Grows sales
  • Inventory management
  • Cash handling

Job requirements:

  • ServSafe Certified within 30 days
  • Prepares and submits daily and weekly reports
  • Knowledge of Google Drive, POS
  • Communicate effectively and accuretaly, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent salesmanship

This is a full time, hands on job requiring weekend and holiday availability.

This is a salaried position.

Benefits include competitive pay, paid time off, health and dental care, 401k, and a discount on cheese! 

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant!

Thank You -- We look forward to hearing from you!

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Title: Cowgirl Creamery's Sidekick Shift Supervisor
Location: 
Ferry Building Cheese Shop, San Francisco

Join our team at Cowgirl Creamery’s Sidekick, a cheese focused dining destination with a great crew!  Located in the beautiful Ferry Building, Sidekick is looking for an enthusiastic individual to be a Shift Supervisor.  Sidekick specializes in prepared foods created with artisan cheese and accompaniments.

Job purpose:

To provide leadership and coaching for staff, to direct the efficient and friendly operation of Sidekick, models best safety/cleanliness and customer service practices while maintaining a positive and fun work environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Exemplifies excellent service
  • Trains and retains staff
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment
  • Cash handling
  • Grows sales
  • Inventory management
  • Participates in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation
  • Prepares and submits daily reports

Job requirements:

  • ServSafe Certified within 30 days
  • Knowledge of Aloha is a plus
  • Communicate effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience in kitchens, leadership role is a plus

 The ideal candidate will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced kitchen environment, and have great customer service skills. This is a full time, hands on job requiring full and open availability including weekends and holidays.

Benefits include competitive pay, health and dental care, 401K, paid time off and a discount on cheese!

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant!

Thank You -- We look forward to hearing from you!

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Title: Assistant Manager
Location: 
Point Reyes Station, CA

Cowgirl Creamery is looking for an experienced individual to become the Assistant Managerat our specialty food shop in Point Reyes Station! We specialize in selling artisan cheese, wine, beer and prepared foods. We invite you to join our team of hard working cheesemakers, cheesemongers and sellers of the finest hand made artisan cheese in the country. 

We are looking for a cheese professional that is solid, driven, and passionate about the world of food and hospitality.  Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese Shop & Cantina is a high volume retail store, that specializes in artisan cheese and specialty products from all over California, America and Europe.  Cantina features local producers and a cheese focused menu.The ideal candidate has experience in retail management, cheese sales and customer service with an interest of growing within the company.

Job purpose:

To provide leadership and coaching for staff, to direct the efficient and friendly operation of the shop, to maintain existing programs and implement new ones in accordance with the company's strategic plan for growing sales. To act as the Manager on Duty in their absence. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Exemplifies excellent customer service
  • Trains and retains staff
  • Limits workplace injury
  • Grows sales
  • Inventory management
  • Cash handling
  • Prepares and submits daily and weekly reports'
  • Cheese buyer

Job requirements:

  • ServSafe Certified within 30 days
  • Knowledge of Google Drive, POS
  • Communicate effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent salesmanship and cheese knowledge

The shop is open Wednesday through Sunday. This is a full time, hands on job requiring weekend and holiday availability.

This is a salaried position.

Benefits include competitive pay, paid time off, health and dental care, 401k, and a discount on cheese! 

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant!

Thank You -- We look forward to hearing from you!

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Title: Cheesemonger
Location: 
Ferry Building Cheese Shop

Cowgirl Creamery at the Ferry Building is hiring Cheesemongers for our beautiful newly remodeled shop! We are looking for solid, driven, and passionate individuals who love the world of food and want to sell cheese! Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese Shop is a high volume retail store, located at the epicenter of all things local and delicious, that specializes in artisan cheese and specialty products from all over California, America and Europe.  

Job purpose: 
Selling quality cheese while providing a memorable experience, and delivering the highest standard of customer service.

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

Weekend availability is a must. Immediate open availability and cheese knowledge is a plus!  

This is an opportunity to be a part of a fantastic company whose roots are deep in the industry but whose growth has no limit. We will train the right person!

Starting pay is $14 or DOE.

Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, sick pay and a discount on cheese!

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Title: Wholesale Cheese Sales Associate 
Location:
Petaluma, CA

DO YOU LOVE CHEESE? 

Are you a matchmaker? We are a cheese distributor looking for an experienced team member who will help us build sales of artisan cheese and all good things that pair well!

Come Sell Great Cheese with us!

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and organized individual who loves great cheese and has what it takes to sell it well. We service customers nationally including fabulous chefs and restaurants, cutting-edge retailers, wineries and caterers. We offer small production artisan cheese and accoutrements with a focus on American producers. Our goal is to build a sustainable future for artisan cheese makers and their public. This position requires extensive customer phone and email contact. Brimming enthusiasm is a plus.

Job purpose:
• Matching the right cheese with the right customer 
• Building long-term sales and customer loyalty
• Providing knowledgeable, enthusiastic and efficient service

Key responsibilities:

  • Upholding high standards of customer service through every encounter; including recommendations, awareness of variations in seasonal flavors and background information about cheese.
  • Generating sales orders and invoices accurately and efficiently.
  • Working closely with sales and warehouse team while demonstrating an inherent sense of urgency and accuracy.

Desired proficiencies:

  • Experience selling cheese
  • Professional communication
  • Ability to multi-task without sacrificing speed or accuracy
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Exuberance, energy and efficiency
  • Attention to detail and completion of tasks
  • Experience with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office
  • Experience in pairing cheese with beer and wine
  • Cooperative spirit
  • Fluency in English 
  • Supervisory experience an asset

Physical Requirements of the job: 
• Working both in office at desk (75%) and warehouse-on your feet (25%)
• Ability to lift 50 pounds
• Ability to work in 41 degree walk in for short periods of time
• Ability to move quickly in crowded environment
• Ability to use computer keyboard and phones for 6+ hrs day

Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Please respond with a cover letter, resume and 2 professional references. 
The ideal candidate enjoys working in a fast paced environment, has great customer service, a sense of humor and appreciates success through teamwork.

Benefits: Health + Dental insurance, 
401K, Paid Time Off, 
Employee Discounts
Participating in a forward thinking, socially and environmentally conscious company committed to sustainable agriculture and organic production. 

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant!

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Title:  QA/HACCP Coordinator
Location:
Petaluma, CA

Cowgirl Creamery is hiring!  We are looking for solid, motivated individuals to join our Cheesemaking Team at Cowgirl Creamery.   We are a producer, distributor and retailer of fine artisan cheese from all over California, USA and Europe.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Updates and maintains HACCP and Food Safety plans for Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods locations: production, warehousing and retail.
  • Leads all locations through 3rd Party Food Safety Audits Annually.
  • Keeps 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.
  • Files Monthly Milk Handler and Statistical reports.
  • Files Annual Organic Application with MOCA.
  • Performs Monthly Food Safety Audits.
  • 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 & Operations Director.

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.
  • Communicates effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
  • Takes direction and follow instructions accurately.
  • Works well with peers and supervisors in team process.
  • Maintains excellent attendance
  • Proficient in Word and Excel and job related software applications.
  • Must be able routinely lift up to 20 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.

This is a full-time position Monday-Friday.  Pay is $20 or DOE.  We offer paid-time off, sick pay, health and dental benefits, 401 K, and a discount on cheese!

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant!

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Title:  Counter Staff/Prep Cook
Location:
Point Reyes Station, CA

Cowgirl Creamery Cantina in Point Reyes Station is hiring for counter staff and kitchen help! Come join our stellar team! We are looking for solid, driven individuals who like to work hard in a fast paced, creative environment while having fun. We are looking for candidates who are interested in growing with our team.

Cowgirl Creamery is located in a converted barn, Tomales Bay Foods, in a scenic and beautiful coastal town, only 25 minutes from Petaluma, Novato and San Rafael. 

We serve soups, salads, sandwiches and more all which are made from scratch, featuring local producers and cheese. 

We are hiring for FT & PT positions. Weekend availability is a must and open immediate availability is a plus. We operate Wednesday thru Sunday. Starting pay is $14 or DOE. 

Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, sick pay and a discount on cheese!
If you are interested in joining our team, please respond with a resume and references. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Title:  Prep-Cook/Kitchen Production
Location:
Sidekick, Ferry Building, San Francisco

Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick in the Ferry Building is hiring full-time & part-time Prep Cooks.  Come join our stellar team!  We are looking for solid, driven individuals who love the world of food and want to grow with our team.

Sidekick serves local & organic products and uses Ferry Building Farmer's Markets produce to create our menus.  We have an open kitchen environment that allows employees to engage with the public while preparing food.

There are exciting opportunities to cross-train in our Cheese Shop next door as well! 

The ideal candidate will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced kitchen environment, and have great customer service skills.   

Weekend, evenings and holiday availability are a must.  Immediate and open availability is a plus! Starting pay is $14 or DOE.

Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, sick pay and a discount on cheese!

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant!

Thank You -- We look forward to hearing from you!