Twin Cities Co-op Partners
  • 15-Feb-2018 to 30-Apr-2018 (CST)
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Linden Hills Co-Op is looking for a Deli Counter Staff to join our team. The role will include setting and maintaining attractive Prepared Foods displays and supporting the Prepared Foods department vision. You will ensure a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient customer service to customers and team members. To help the deli department meet goals for sales, margin, labor expense.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide every customer immediate and undivided attention and delight the customers with exemplary customer service.
  • Ensure a fresh and appealing display by keeping cases full and abundant. Maintain the cleanliness of the area including the salad/hot bars, keeping the food well stocked and properly rotated, while checking and ensuring freshness and quality of products. Stock containers, condiments, napkins and utensils as needed.
  • Prepares sandwiches and other prepared foods behind the counter for customers, which includes slicing meats and possibly cheeses. Weighs, prices, and packages customer selections.
  • Maintain accurate department signage and pricing. Follow safety, storage and labeling procedures.
  • Follow department procedures to maintain supplies, backstock and coolers, and to track transfers of products from other departments and spoilage.
  • Maintain sampling program by keeping sample areas full, clean, and appealing and by sampling products directly to customers.
  • Operate and sanitize all Prepared Foods equipment and surfaces in a safe and proper manner and according to health and sanitation regulations.
  • Wash dishes and utensils, remove trash and recyclables promptly, sweep and mop floors.
  • Remove old or low-quality items, record and properly dispose of them, following established procedures.
  • Advise Prepared Foods Managers of equipment repair needs.
  • Participate in inventory counts.
  • Carry out established opening and closing procedures.
  • Attend department and storewide meetings.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by Prepared Foods Managers.



  • Previous deli, kitchen, culinary, restaurant, cooking & customer service experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team; ability to communicate effectively with customers.
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to sell proactively.
  • Ability to learn basic knowledge of all products carried in the department.
  • Understand and communicate quality goals and ingredient information to customers.
  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Strong work ethic and integrity.
  • Proper handling of knives and other cutting equipment.


Environmental Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Bend and stoop to grasp objects and climb ladders. Bend and twist neck and waist, reach above and below shoulders and squat.
  • Bend and lift loads, not to exceed 50 pounds. Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.
  • Environmental exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)


This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by UFCW 653.


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