Deli Clerk (Seattle)

Posted on November 30, 2022
UFCW 3000
Central Co-Op
Full-time / Part-time
Starting at 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Employee discount
Applications accepted until position filled

Deli Clerk

Want to be an integral part of a progressive, dynamic workplace devoted to supporting small vendors, local farmers, and transformative community impact? Central Co-op Seattle, a Natural Foods cooperative with over 14,000 members, is hiring a full-time Deli Clerk! This job is a great fit for someone with a passion for fresh foods, who thrives on teamwork, creativity, and working with people in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Central Co-op offers competitive salaried wages, 100% employer-paid-premium health/dental/vision insurance, a 4% employer-matching 401k, and a grocery discount. Plus, what’s better than getting to know you’re making a positive difference in the world?

Position Summary

Central Co-op’s Deli department is a showcase for our robust in-house prepared foods program, as well as featuring ready-to-eat items from a diverse group of small, local vendors! The Deli Clerk provides an outstanding customer experience for shoppers through friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient case service of prepared foods, as well as crafting espresso, fresh juice, and smoothies in our café.

Position Responsibilities

● Serving and packaging prepared deli products from a full-service case, per customer request

● Expertly preparing espresso and fresh juice/smoothie beverages to order for customers, as prepping fresh product for future orders, following department procedures

● Delivering phenomenal customer service, at all levels, including at the Deli register

● Maintaining a thorough knowledge of deli products and ingredients, and a ready willingness to answer customer questions and provide recommendations

● Diligently maintaining product levels and cleanliness in self-service deli areas, including the hot bar, soup bar, and cooler cases

● Engaging professionally with vendors and suppliers, and ensuring order accuracy when receiving

● Assisting other deli clerks, or staff in other departments, as needed



● Desire and ability to provide an excellent, friendly customer experience, and effectively listen to and communicate with customers and co-workers

● Ability to take direction from management and work independently to meet expectations.

● Proficiency at prioritizing and multi-tasking, as well as balancing multiple responsibilities

● Flexibility in scheduling, and the capability to work evenings and weekends

● Experience with cash handling and point-of-sale equipment

● Ability to stand for 8 hours, lift 50 lbs., and perform a variety of repetitive body movements, as well as fine hand manipulation and knife work

● Prior barista, deli, retail grocery, and/or customer service experience preferred

About the employer: Central Co-Op

Welcome to Central Co-op! We’re two full-service natural foods grocers open to everyone, 7 days a week.

We’re also an independent, democratically-governed Solidarity cooperative, which means we are owned by people who shop and work here. We’re dedicated to sustainable practices, community accountability, and the local food economy.

We source from local farmers and producers whenever possible, and we work to add energy to the good food movement. We’re known as a resource for ethically-produced, healthful foods and products, and up-to-the-minute information about personal and environmental health.

About your union: UFCW 3000

UFCW 3000 is the largest private-sector union in Washington with over 46,000 members working in grocery store retail health care and other industry jobs. UFCW 21 is a chartered member of UFCW International with over 1.4 million workers in North America. We believe in the promise of America. A promise that our children can lead better lives than ours. A promise that with hard work and standing up for our rights we can make a decent living that includes a good wage health care and retirement.

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