Purpose: To prepare attractive, healthy dishes for Kitchen; to help meet department goals for sales, margin, labor and customer service.

Hours: 2 - 10PM


  • Prepare deli offerings following specifications of Kitchen Manager.
  • Ensure all ingredients meet store product standards.
  • Report customer suggestions, comments, complaints to Kitchen Manager.
  • Ensure there is ample product in deli display case and/or hot bar
  • Ensure freshness of deli items by rotating and by keeping batches separate by date.
  • Pull old or low-quality items, record and properly dispose of them, following established procedures.
  • Wash dishes and utensils, clean kitchen, scrubbing and wiping all surfaces following
  • Follow established procedures in compliance with health department regulations.
  • Follow safety, storage and labeling procedures.
  • Advise Kitchen Manager of equipment repair and replacement needs.
  • Participate in periodic inventory counts.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by Kitchen Manager.


  • Minimum of one years’ experience cooking for deli, restaurant, or catering in high volume environment.
  • Ability to produce large batches of high quality food
  • Experience working with vegan ingredients
  • Organized, clean, and able to pay attention to detail and work area.
  • Ability to lift 25+ lbs.
  • Manual dexterity with hazardous equipment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Must be comfortable cooking large quantities of meat, pastas, starches, vegetables and sauces from scratch.
  • Open availability including nights and weekends.

The employees of Ellwood Thompson’s are a proud, knowledgeable, and diverse group of down-to-earth, talented, quirky and inspired individuals who are dedicated to a clear mission. Because of this and because we are a locally-owned and independent market, we don’t take the hiring process lightly.

We only hire people who are as passionate and dedicated as the rest of our team.

Our full-time employees enjoy a benefits package that includes eligibility for comprehensive health and dental insurance (with an individual option at no premium cost), short-term disability and life insurance provided at no cost to them. All of our employees are offered store discounts as well as discounts from local businesses and other organizations we partner with, plus more.

If you believe you’d be a great addition to our team, be sure to browse the open positions listed below and follow the instructions on how to apply. Once you send us your application, there’s no need to follow up with a call – we’ll definitely let you know if you’re what we’re looking for.

If you are interested in this position please email your resume and cover letter or download and complete an application from our website.

Ellwood Thompson’s offers a great benefits package including group health and dental coverage with an option for health/dental insurance at no cost to the employee, STD and Life Insurance 100% paid by company, accrued paid time off, profit sharing, employee discounts, 401K after one year, and more!

How to Apply:

  1. Come in to our store! We love putting faces to names. When you get here, walk up to our Customer Service desk and ask for the Manager on Duty. Tell them what position you’d like to apply for and they’ll be sure to get you the right application. You can fill it out in-store or at home, but be sure to take your time. You’re free to attach your resume to your application – we love seeing resumes, too! Once you’re done, return your application to the Manager on Duty or anyone at the Customer Service desk.
  2. Download your Ellwood's Job Application (PDF) and fill it out, taking your time to make sure you give us everything we’re looking for. After you’re done email it to Jobs@Ellwoodthompsons.com or bring it in! Hand it to the Manager on Duty or anyone at the Customer Service desk.

Remember, most of our positions get filled quickly and we are looking for the best, so make sure you shine!

And again – no phone calls – you can bet we’re on top of it!

Thank you for your interest!

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