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Recruitment

Ardkeen Quality Food Store operates in a very competitive environment.  Our customers are very discerning and well informed and they have many retail choices.  That’s why we strive to do things better than our competitors, like sourcing better quality food products that can't be bought elsewhere and we work hard to deliver a better service to our customers.  To continue to do this and compete effectively we need a great team, therefore we are always looking for new people to join us who share our commitment to high standards and innovation in food retailing. 

We are a family business and our culture is different from our competitors. We are committed to helping every employee achieve their full potential.

We post vacancies here as they arise or you can connect with us on our social media platforms to be one of the first to know of any upcoming positions. 

We are seeking applications from enthusiastic and energetic people who would like to be part of our team delivering first class customer service in a number of our store departments. All positions below are open to both full or part time hours.

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Our Juice Bar will be expanding to include an exciting new food to go concept launching in late summer 2019. 

A new healthy food offering, Nutritious Bowls is based around fabulously tasty dishes assembled from fresh local ingredients and served to order. We are seeking applications from enthusiastic and energetic people who would like to be part of the team delivering first class customer service in the following position:

juice & salad bar customer assistant [full/part- time]​

(Part-time and full-time positions)

Our Juice Bar will be merging with an exciting new food to go concept launching soon.  A new healthy food offering based around fabulously tasty dishes assembled from fantastic local ingredients and served to order.   

We are looking for positive and out-going persons with good knowledge of Nutrition and Wellness. Some experience in working with food in a customer service environment, fresh food production as well as knowledge of HACCP is required.

Comprehensive training will be provided.

The position will involve;

  • Cooking and preparing ingredients to a specific recipe and preparation instructions as required for items on both salad and juice menu
  • Setting up and maintaining displays of fresh products.
  • Making Juices and Salad Bowls all to specific recipes.
  • Ensuring excellent standard of hygiene and food safety.
  • Delivering exemplary customer service whilst providing relevant information and advice to customers
  • A flexibility in working hours, daytime, evening and weekend work will apply.

The successful applicants are likely to have; 

  • the ability to work well as part of a team in a busy environment
  • an understanding of the elements of good customer service. 
  • an ability to be thorough and consistent in their work.
  • an enthusiasm to achieve results in a positive atmosphere.

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barista [full or part-time]

We wish to recruit a member of staff to our Barista Bar team who will be as passionate as we are in making fantastic coffee and giving great customer service.

Previous experience in a customer service environment would be an advantage. 

Full barista training will be provided.

Applicants should be hard-working, outgoing, possess a positive attitude and a good eye for detail.

Excellent spoken and written English is a necessity.

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delicatessen assistant [full or part-time]

We are looking for a positive and out-going person with some experience in working with food in a customer service environment.  Some cooking and fresh food production experience as well as knowledge of the HACCP process would be useful.

Based in our Delicatessen the job involves;

  • Delivering excellent customer service at our Fresh Food Counter
  • Setting up and maintaining displays of fresh deli produce
  • Ensuring excellent standard of hygiene and food safety.
  • A flexibility in working hours, daytime, evening and weekend work throughout the year will apply.

The successful applicants are likely to have; 

  • the ability to work well as part of a team in a busy environmen
  • an understanding of the elements of good customer service. 
  • an ability to be thorough and consistent in their work.
  •  an enthusiasm to achieve results in a positive atmosphere.
  • an interest in good food.

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fruit and veg merchandiser [full or part-time]

Working as part of a team responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining an excellent standard of merchandising, display and point of     sale material.
  • Ensuring that produce on sale is of the highest quality.
  • Working with management to continuously develop the department.
  • Ordering of stock from suppliers.

This is a physically demanding job, experience working in a similar environment combined with a good knowledge of food handling and hygiene best practice is preferable.

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kitchen assistant [full/part- time]

This position consists of assisting in the preparation of products within the established Ardkeen range. The successful candidate must also maintain excellent standards of hygiene. Some cooking and fresh food production experience together with a positive disposition and knowledge of the HACCP process are pre-requisites. There will be some customer interaction through food presentations and sales activities.

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For each position, excellent spoken and written English is a necessity, and flexibility in working hours, daytime, evening and weekend work throughout the year will apply

Please apply in writing indicating the position you are applying for and enclosing a cover letter and current CV, to:

Mr. Val Lambe

General Manager

Ardkeen Quality Food Store, Dunmore Road, Waterford.

or by email to; vlambe@ardkeen.com

Closing date for applications is 3rd September 2019

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