Local Roots is a minority female-owned small business changing the way New Yorkers buy, cook, and eat locally sourced food. Join our team and play a role in revolutionizing localized food networks. We believe in the power of community. That we can connect fellow New Yorkers and sustainable family farmers. That if we work together, we can heal our broken food system and create a healthier, more delicious, just, and sustainable future for all of us. Together, we’re unstoppable. We’re looking for dynamic, hard-working team players to join the Local Roots team.


We are looking for a fellow food lover and chef who wants to join our team as an essential part of bringing flavorful, local ingredients to New Yorkers. Our new Market & Cafe in Carroll Gardens is a small operation with opportunities to grow within the company. It’s the perfect place to expand your cooking skills in a healthy work environment with a creative and collaborative team! The Market+Cafe promotes a healthy and collaborative work environment and each of our employees is valued for their opinions and skills.


The Role

Lead Line Kitchen Cook: Set up line kitchen for service daily. Prepare food to order in a timely, efficient manner for customers. Presentation, consistency, cleanliness/organization, customer service, and attention to detail are very important during the line kitchen shift.
Food Preparation: Handle food in a safe and compliant manner. Follow recipes and prepare/cook food to the highest standards. Prepare ready-to-eat and pre-made foods to sell in the café. Monitor quality control of each food item throughout preparation and service.
Maintaining an efficient dish pit and clean kitchen, up to par with food safety standards.
Opportunity for recipe development and creation using seasonal, local ingredients from our amazing farms.
Team collaboration on events, new menu items, and building the market & cafe community.
Event Preparation and Service: Support logistics for Local Roots events and catering services. Lead the team in food preparation, service, and presentation.
Covid-19 Compliance: All Team Members will be responsible for keeping the Market and Café safe and clean, and will be empowered to enforce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and reduced indoor capacity requirements as mandated by New York City.
We’re a small and scrappy team, our ideal candidate is:
A punctual, reliable, and responsive partner: You are a self-starter and a real team player!
Versatile and flexible – comfortable with multi-tasking across a variety of detailed tasks at once
Empathetic and thoughtful – excellent communication and listening skills.
Has a strong sense of urgency, accountability, and ownership: you can work quickly and efficiently while staying calm in a fast-paced environment

Able to routinely lift and carry 50lb boxes
Able to work on your feet while on-shift
Proven experience working quickly in the kitchen
Commercial kitchen, restaurant, or culinary experience required
Experience with food preparation, knife skills, following recipes
New York Food Handlers card or ServSafe food handlers certification required
Hours, Availability, and Compensation

We have 2 positions available-
Line Cook: Full Time- Wednesday-Sunday 7:30 am-3:30 pm.
Prep Cook: Part-Time- 3 8-hour shifts a week, either Saturday-Monday or Sunday-Tuesday- flexible times.
The Market and Café is located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn with seating for approx 20 guests and offers take-out options
This position is paid hourly, earns up to 40 hours annually accrued PTO (after 120 days of employment), and receives cash and square tips.
Other perks:
$300 Bonus for working with us for 3 months.
Weekly farm produce share *approx 3-5 vegetable or fruit items*
20% off any additional subscriptions, add-on items, and retail items in the cafe
Comped tickets to sustainability/wellness/regenerative agriculture events
Team visits to partner farmers and purveyors, when available
$15 daily credit for a daily meal during your shift
Opportunities for collaborations and networking during events

this position is: hourly, varies DOE, $16.00 – $20.00

Tagged as: customer service, line cook, prep cook

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