Seasonal Culinary Food Demonstrator, Part Time: Miami, FL, Dadeland
The Seasonal Culinary Food Demonstrator's role is to drive traffic and sales through customer interaction and by creating an atmosphere that will generate visual and sensory excitement. To educate our customers through demonstrations and the sampling of candy, gourmet foods and wine (where appropriate). Perform other duties as assigned.
Follows Food Division Standards and Best Practices
Demonstrate MAGIC selling skills
Demonstrate products and provide product information to guide customers in their buying decisions
Greet customers and encourage them to sample products while enthusiastically educating and selling
Set up inviting demo cart displays, including recipes and food products, according to Food Division and Visual Presentation standards including consideration of gourmet foods, confections, and Marketplace and restaurant recipes
Conduct gourmet foods and candy product knowledge seminars for Foods associates. Assist Special Events, i.e. shopping and prepping for guest chefs, cookbook authors, and celebrities
Produce and/or assist in preparation of demo samples
Maintains PAR stock levels and standards in product presentations
Be aware of and create opportunities for add-on sales
Maintain personal hygiene and professional dress code to comply with Food Division and Health Department standards
Execute daily closing checklist/recap and vendor demonstration confirmation (when applicable)
Maintain kiosk to visual standard is applicable
Meet highest standards of workplace sanitation/equipment care and safety as set by Health Department and company policy
Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality
No specific educational accomplishment is necessary. At least one year of restaurant/hospitality experience is required. Health department license or certification and/or alcohol certification as required by state or local requirement. Per state law, a Food Handler's certificate may be required for all food service employees who prepare, store or serve food at restaurants, coffee bars or any other food service establishment.
Ability to read, write, and interpret instructional documents such as safety rules, reports, procedure manuals, and recipes. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate in Spanish is preferred but not required.
Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Able to use a calculator. Must be able to use mathematics when measuring quantities.
Must be able to follow instructions and recipes. Must be able to anticipate and solve problems. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Extended periods of standing in areas of high heat are required. This position involves regular walking, standing, hearing and talking. May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching. Must be able to move and/or lift at least 30 lbs. Involves close vision, color vision, depth perception, and focus adjustment. Must be able to move and/or lift at least 30 lbs. Must be able to work in close quarters.
Must be able to operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently. Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Strong leadership profile and must possess excellent customer service skills. Must meet any state and or local age requirements for serving alcoholic beverages.
Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and store/company needs.
This position is exposed to sharp objects such as knives and scissors. This position is also exposed to high levels of heat within an enclosed space. This position is required to use potentially hazardous equipment, such as grills and ovens. Reasonable accommodations have been made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Work generally occurs in an office environment with moderate temperature and noise level.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
* This job description is not all inclusive. Macy’s Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Restaurant/Food Service - Back of House
Website : http://www.macys.com
Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2012 sales of $27.7 billion. The company operates the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s brands with about 840 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, and the macys.com and bloomingdales.com websites. The company also operates 13 Bloomingdale’s Outlet stores.