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Mekelburg's is a craft beer bar/specialty food shop in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn offering customers unique beers, deliciously prepared foods and affordable must-haves for the home cook.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Weekend, holiday and evening hours will be required.  We're looking for candidates who can commit to the organization for at least a year
We are a growing business with big dreams (our second location is opening in Williamsburg later this year), which means endless potential for advancement
Comprehensive pay, 401k and benefits package for full time employees
Food handlers certificate a plus

If any opportunity interests you, send us your information with your experience and references to info@mekelburgs.com with the position as the subject line.  Only serious candidates with relevant experience will be considered.  

Shop Associate

We are seeking friendly, knowledgeable people to join our specialty food team – helping customers with their shopping needs, checking them out at the register and re-stocking shelves as re-orders come in.

You:

  • Are passionate about specialty foods who loves learning
  • A strong communicator
  • Personable, flexible, productive & detail-oriented
  • Smart & organized; ready to thrive in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Customer service focused – must like people
  • Industrious team player with a positive can do attitude

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate genuine hospitality and deliver exceptional customer service
  • Receive deliveries against invoices and purchase orders - noting, and communicating, any miss ships, substitutions or OOS from the order
  • Balancing the drawers and accurate accounting of all transactions, collections, and disbursements during work shift
  • Answer phones and take to go orders
  • Re-stock product when needed especially on delivery days; turn labels out when they become askew – this is where a type A personality comes in handy
  • Ensure cleanliness standards of all refrigerators, freezers, metro-racks, counters and all shoppable areas

Line Cook

We are looking for talented line cooks who thrive in a fast paced environment and who can elevate our patrons' culinary experience without losing the integrity of the product.

You:

  • Are passionate about food
  • Have, at least, 1 years experience in a fast paced environment
  • Can work independently as well as on a team
  • Customer service focused – must like people
  • Industrious team player with a positive can do attitude 

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Be able to follow recipes and scale recipes where needed
  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen space
  • Understand production and prep scheduling
  • Able to expedite food orders and prioritize flow of food
  • Demonstrate safe food handling procedures such as dating, labeling and rotating
  • Basic preparation and cooking of meats, dressings, salads, sandwiches and other dishes
  • Be able to safely operate and clean all kitchen equipment

Dishwasher/Barback/Jack-of-all-Trades

You:

  • Are quick on your feet
  • Able to handle a mountain of dishes while helping customers, running food and keeping a clean bar/outdoor area
  • Have, at least, 1 years experience in a fast paced environment
  • Customer service focused – must like people
  • Industrious team player with a positive can do attitude

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Wash cleanly and thoroughly all glassware, utensils, kitchen equipment, anything that needs washing in an efficient manner
  • Works closely with the bartenders to ensure customers are enjoying their experience in a clean, sanitary environment
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the bar and outdoor dining areas
  • Make sure tables are stocked with napkins and utensils – maintain stock of supplies
  • Run dishes from the kitchen to customers efficiently, in one piece and with a smile on your face – table side manners a must
  • Bus tables when customers leave and run clean dishes over to the kitchen
  • Assist bar staff as needed and directed

Cheesemonger

We are seeking a Cheesemonger Extraordinaire to oversee cheese/meat sales and help customers with their shopping needs, checking them out at the register and re-stocking shelves as deliveries come in.

You:

  • Clean as you go.
  • Enthusiastically communicate with staff and customers.
  • Are passionate about specialty foods and love learning about new and exciting products.
  • Are knowledgeable in all things cheese and charcuterie-related: production, history, and taste; cheese and drink pairings.
  • Are customer service focused with a friendly, informative, and respectful sales demeanor.
  • Can lift upwards of 30lbs.
  • Can perform basic mental math- familiarity with the metric system preferred.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrating genuine Mekelburg’s hospitality and delivering consistently exceptional and professional customer service.
  • Maintaining standard FIFO rotation, inventory, and informing management.
  • Setting up and maintaining the cheese and meat counter displays.
  • Cutting, preparing, and wrapping pre-cut and to-order cheeses, meats, and antipasto; weighing, packaging, and labeling as needed.
  • Creating cheese and meat plates for bar service and platters for catering orders.
  • Maintaining a spotless workspace and equipment in compliance with DOH regulation as well as rigorous internal health and cleanliness standards.
  • Working with department managers to bring in new products, adding to our compelling cheese and meat program.
  • Answering questions about catering, cheese care, and other customer concerns in a friendly way.
  • Checking customers out at the register as needed.
  • Maintaining the display of goods – fronting and facing retail products, dusting, cleaning, rearranging displays as necessary.
  • Adhering to departmental and company-wide procedures, regulations, and expectations.

Bartender

We are seeking an experienced bartender who loves craft beer--LIVES craft beer--but is also comfortable batching up a specialty cocktail and won’t scoff when someone orders wine.

You:

  • Are passionate about beer
  • Knowledgeable in all things beer – knowing the differences between types of beer, tastes and flavor profiles as well as pairings with food
  • Have, at least, 1 years bartending experience in a fast paced environment
  • Customer service focused – must like people
  • Industrious team player with a positive can do attitude

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate genuine hospitality and deliver exceptional customer service
  • Pouring, mixing, garnishing and serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Helping guests be aware of and choose menu items, taking orders and making guests feel taken care of during their visit
  • Keeping the bar stocked and clean while always providing friendly and attentive service
  • Adhering to company standards for serving alcoholic beverages
  • Partner with managers on bringing in a compelling beverage program
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