Career Opportunities

Started in 1931 and still family-owned, the Sonoma Cheese Factory is one of the best known landmarks in Sonoma County.  Located on the beautiful Sonoma plaza, guests from around the world as well as local residents visit us because of our wonderful cheeses along with our deli, wine selection and barbecue restaurant.



Bookkeeper/Office Assistant


We are currently hiring for a position which will handle the bookkeeping for our busy operation as well as provide some administrative support to the General Manager and Store Manager. This is a part-time position, working approximately five hours a day Monday-Friday with some flexibility in the hours worked each day.

The major responsibilities include:

1. Reconciling daily deposits
2. Doing all accounts payable, including coding and posting invoices
3. Processing sales tax
4. Handling payroll
5. Assisting with daily inventory documentation
6. Providing general administrative support to the General Manager and the Store Manager
7. Organizing and maintaining workable filing system
8. Assisting with month-end financial reports

Qualifications for the position include:

Skills: Strong team player, attention to detail and highly organized, strong interpersonal communication skills, ability to maintain strict confidentiality and a positive attitude.

Knowledge: Solid bookkeeping skills and Quickbooks Pro experience. Strong computer systems processing, procedures, and practices including Word and Excel. Knowledge of administrative systems, practices and functions.

Job Experience: 3-4 years bookkeeping experience including at least one year of payroll experience. Office administration experience helpful.

GRILL COOK

We are currently hiring an additional staff member who will work primarily in the busy

barbecue department. This is a part-time which could lead into a full time position,

working approximately 30-40 hours per week, including weekend hours.

The major responsibilities include:
1. Cooking at the grill (high volume)
a. Hamburgers
b. BBQ Tri-tip Sandwiches
c. Pulled Pork Sandwiches
d. Ribs
e. Tacos
f. Hot Dogs & Sausage links
2. Customer Service
3. Setting up the grill prior to lunch
a. Prepping condiments
i. Slicing cheese
ii. Slicing vegetables
b. Precooking Tri-tip & Taco meat
c. Portioning orders
4. Breaking down the grill at the end of the day
5. Cleaning of the grill & Patio area
6. Working in other areas of the store as needed

Qualifications for the position include:
Skills: Excellent customer service skills, strong team player, work well under pressure, works clean, and a positive attitude.
Job Experience: 1-2 years of work experience, preferably in a restaurant or deli environment. 

BBQ Grill experience a must.

Looking for people that want to start immediately

 

Interested candidates should respond to mike@sonomacheesefactory.com with their resume,

cover letter and salary requirements.

 DELI LEAD

Summary of Position:
Responsible for the smooth flow of work in the deli department. Key person with a helpful and kind demeanor. A leader that can motivate, delegate and get the job done.

This is a full time position that will require availability on the weekends. Health benefits and paid time off will be offered after 6 months.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Merchandising
a. Keep Operations Supervisor informed of items which need to be ordered
b. Ensure that food items are properly stored in cooler
c. Ensure that food items are rotated and out-dated items pulled from shelves (FIFO)
d. Ensure that all food items are properly labeled
2. Daily Operations
a. Oversee morning deli preparation
b. Take deli orders
c. Make sandwiches
d. Cashier
e. Oversee and participate in the clean-up of deli area at end of day

3. Staff Interaction
a. Throughout day assign staff to ensure prompt customer service
b. When not needed for customer service, assign / direct deli staff to other projects
c. Train new employees and ongoing training with existing staff
d . Inform Operation Floor Supervisor of any employee issues
e. Set positive and motivational tone for staff
f. Confidentially with Management team; Business comes first
4. Sanitation/Safety
a. Help implement sanitation practices in the deli
b. Maintain a safe working environment
5. Assist with weekly inventory counts
6. Other responsibilities as assigned by Store Manager and Operations Floor Supervisor

Job Requirements:
Skills: Strong team player, work well under pressure, get along with diverse personalities and styles, highly organized, strong interpersonal communication skills, teaching skills and a positive attitude.
Knowledge: Food handling and preparation; comprehensive knowledge of customer service; cash register systems processing, procedures, and practices.

Job Experience: At least 2 years food service experience required, including working in a very busy work environment. Food Handler Certificate required.

Working Conditions:
Mental Attention: As indicated by responsibilities, ability to handle multiple priorities and helpful and kind demeanor.

Physical Endurance: Must be able to be standing for extended periods of time. Must be able to move throughout store and lift up to 25lbs.


*Applicants please know that we are located in Sonoma, CA , we are looking for someone local that has less then a 15min commute. Ideally we are looking for someone that lives in Sonoma.

DELI CLERK/BARISTA:

We are currently hiring for our deli.  This is a part-time position, working approximately 20-25 hours

per week, including weekend hours. 

The major responsibilities include:

1.    Customer Service

2.    Cashiering

3.    Taking deli orders

4.    Making sandwiches

5.    Stocking

6.    Assisting with cleaning of work area

7.    Working in other areas of the store as needed

 Qualifications for the position include:

Skills: Excellent customer service skills, strong team player, work well under pressure, and a

positive attitude.

Job Experience:  1-2 years of work experience, preferably in a restaurant or deli environment.  Experience as a line cook a big plus.  ALSO 1 to 2 years Barista experience a major plus!!

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to mike@sonomacheesefactory.com.

 

 



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