• Mail Order
  • 11.50
  • Hourly
  • Temporary - Full Time /Part Time

Mail Order Seasonal Holiday Kitchen Staff

Zingerman's Mail Order is hiring temporary staff to work in our kitchen preparing meals for our staff!



About Us

Zingerman's Mail Order is the online and catalog shop for Zingerman's. We ship great food and gifts all across America, everything from bread and cheese to cured ham and tinned fish.

The holidays at Zingerman's Mail Order are crazy but fun. We grow from a crew of 80 to a swarm of nearly 500. People come to work here from all walks of life. Moms, dads, students, retirees, landscapers, dancers. Some people are in between jobs. Some people, this is their first job. Some folks come because they want to work with us for the long term. Some, it's just a little job for extra Christmas present money. Any reason is fine with us. Nearly everyone who works here now started as a part of a holiday crew at one time or another. We'd love for you to join us.

What kinds of things do you do in this job?

Employee meals are a benefit for our employees.  You will be part of a team, preparing and serving awesome, locally sourced meals for Zingerman's Mail Order employees.

  • Prepare and cook foods for each day's menu
  • You will set up & tear down for each meal
  • Serve meals to our staff
  • You will clean like you never have before!
  • Sweep & mop floors
  • Washing dishes
  • Work from checklists

This is a temporary position through December 2018.  

What does it take to get hired in our Kitchen Employee Meal department?

There are lots of things we are hoping to find in anyone who applies. (We've listed them below.) But there are two musts:

1. You must meet schedule availability requirements to be considered for this position. You must be available to work either shift 9am-5pm or 4pm-9pm. Must be available to work weekends, minimum 3 days per week
***Additional shifts will be available in December.
*** Priority will be given to applicants with evening and weekend availability

2. You must have experience cooking in a commercial kitchen

When does this job begin and end?
Work starts in October and ends on or around December 21st, 2018
Compensation is $11.50/hour

Compelling reasons to join us for the holiday!

  • Paid Training!
  • Paid Lunches/Prepared Employee Meals!
  • Fun!
  • Zingerman's Discounts!
  • Food Tastings!
  • Discounted eye care at SEE

The Performance Expectations for this position are:

  • Preparing and serving meals buffet style (over 300 people a day in December)
  • Cleaning up after every meal, including washing dishes-we use real dishes and flatware for our employees
  • Store and label leftovers for employee consumption
  • Keep employee break room and refrigerator clean and stocked
  • Follow checklists and sop's in the kitchen
  • Keep kitchen, prep areas and equipment clean
  • Deliver amazing service to our staff

The Success Patterns for this position are:

  • Comfortable bending, lifting and being on your feet for an 8 hour kitchen shift
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Food prep experience required
  • Must love food!
  • ServSafe certification preferred
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Ability to read and speak fluently in English
  • Must be punctual and have excellent attendance
  • Must meet schedule availability requirements
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 3 shifts per week October-November & 5 shifts per week in December.

Successful candidates will possess the following Desired Characteristics:

  • Appreciation and excitement for fantastic food!
  • Relentless, outrageous enthusiasm
  • Able to work well in stressful situations while keeping cool and positive attitude
  • Ability to embrace the experience of our crazy-busy holiday season
  • Can accept and offer constructive feedback comfortably while maintaining good working relationships

What and where is this job?

This is a job in our warehouse located at 610 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Our warehouse is open seven days a week
and, at the holiday, 24 hours a day. It is where we pick and pack orders for our customers. It's where we wrap bread, make gift boxes, cut cheese and cook spiced pecans in our kitchen. We are on the
AATA bus route.

Will I get full time work?

You can expect part time hours October through November.  Full time hours are available during December.

When does this job begin and end?

Work starts in October and ends on or around December 21st, 2018

Can I apply for full time work after the job ends?

Yes, we encourage it. We'll have a limited number of both full & part time positions at Mail Order and elsewhere in the Zingerman's Community of Business after the holiday.

Sound like you?

Click on the Apply button at the top of this page and fill out the online application.

What's the hiring process like?

We don't have a typical interview for our holiday crew. Instead we have tests for skills for you to show us your kitchen skills, like making an omelet. We invite a group of applicants once or twice a week that usually happens within days after you apply.

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