Number 1 Sons is hiring for our Pickle Stand
Number 1 Sons is a community-focused food company that 1. produces and sells preserved foods directly to customers at farmers markets, and 2. directly delivers our and other special food to customers across the DC-area.
We are looking for great people to represent us at area farmer’s markets as Pickle Stand workers.
Pickle Stand Squad Job Description
The Pickle Stand Squad is the hands, face and heart of Number 1 Sons at local farmers’ markets. The Pickle Stand Squad is responsible for setup & breakdown of the pickle stand, informing customers and completing transactions. Most important is interacting with customers with a touch of humor sass (appropriate) along with tons of warmth and presence. It goes without saying that you need to be an expert about out fermented and preserved foods.
Pickle Crew work:
*Independently or in a small team, depending on the market. *With a sense of purpose, recognizing and serving all customers & potential customers. *To create new customers by greeting all who pass our stand. * At keeping current customers interested and engaged. *Suggesting ways to improve our products, processes or team. *Always following proper food handling procedures. * Keeping the pickle stand clean and organized.
Specific Tasks performed are:
*Setting up and breaking down the pickle stand: tents, tables and displays. *Using a smartphone to ring up customer purchases. *Pickle-centric communication the entire shift. *Performing regular cleaning, & upkeep through it all. * Helping to load and unload form delivery vehicle. * Optional - driving to and from market in a Pickle Van.
*Connection to our local food scene from a unique angle. *Enthusiastic & respectful co-workers who give a damn. *Respect for your schedule. *Fun!
Many of the Pickle Stand Squad have 9-5 jobs. We frequently hear that being at the Pickle Stand is a favorite part of their week and that they have never eaten so well! :)
Pickle Stand work includes standing and walking. We use repetitive hand movements, and frequently lift up to 33 lbs. We may occasionally lift 10-50 lbs, to heights of 10 to 72 inches. The shift is performed outdoors; there may be abrupt temperature & weather changes.
Regular, punctual attendance and communication are an essential part of the job.
Include a note detailing why you want to work at Number 1 Sons and anything else you think would be good for us to know. We look forward to hearing form you!
Background about Number 1 Sons
Yi Wah and Caitlin began Number 1 Sons in early 2012. As brother and sister, we've proudly disregarded the bromide to never work with family and are having an absolute ball producing kimchis, pickles, and krauts and selling them at Washington DC-area farmers' markets. Producing in the basement of our friend's cafe, we made and sold 31 barrels our first year. The next year we built our own "humble pickle factory," (per WTOP) and were amazed to make and sell 151 barrels of superlative soured vegetables. In 2017, we constructed a new pickle factory in the Ivy City neighborhood of Washington DC and made and sold 500 barrels of fermented and apple cider vinegar pickles. We handcraft world-class foods with superior ingredients and a fanatical zeal for global flavors. We are not guided by low prices, food trends, or lowest common denominator decision-making. We proudly stand on the shoulders of those before us who fed their families and communities through preservation, and endeavor to consistently make the best kimchis, pickles, and kombucha that these predecessors would enthusiastically recognize. We've won many fans because there is no better way to connect with family, friends, and neighbors than setting a table for them. We see this in the children, parents, and grandparents whose eyes twinkle at our farmers' markets stands, the stories we hear from internationally-born customers, and the super fired-up crew we have making and selling our kimchis, pickles, and krauts. We have spoken at the Smithsonian and been written about in The Washington Post and The New York Times. We have shipped wedding favors from coast to coast. Our fans write fanatical and exuberant emails.
Recently we’ve started offering local, home delivery of our products, as well as those of friends from local farmers markets. Our Pickle Factory operates 7 days a week in NE DC making our products, serving our community, and supporting our Pickle Van and Pickle Stand teams.
Available shifts and compensation: Available shifts on Sundays and Saturdays. Compensation is $15.00 - $17.00/hour.
About Number 1 Sons: Number 1 Sons in Washington, DC is looking for pickle factory crew to join our team. Learn more about us at number1sons.com.
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