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New beer and cheese shop/bar Saisonnier seeks full time Manager position

Job Description

Saisonnier is a family-run beer & cheese shop/bar located in the quaint village of Kinderhook, NY.  Our focus is on independent craft beer and local artisanal cheese and other provisions for dine-in or takeaway. With 10 beers on draft and 125 beer labels, our concept allows customers to shop for beer while enjoying a beer. Cheeses procured primarily from North East dairies and choice charcuterie will be sold to-go or to stay, highlighted on sandwiches and on cheese boards and ploughman’s plates. Saisonnier will also retail speciality foods and locally made sundries.

Saisonnier is named for the French-speaking seasonal laborers who worked the fields of Wallonia, Belgium since the Middle Ages and for which the style of beer known as Saison obtained its moniker. Saisonnier emphasizes seasonality, terroir, and the farm-to-table concept.

Saisonnier is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time manager position at new beer and cheese oriented bar, restaurant and shop. The manager will work closely with the owners to perform responsibilities including oversight of the general operations; training and supervision of employees; closing duties; inventory control; establishing and implementing bar/store protocols; ensuring a warm and hospitable customer experience as well as customer education on our products; bartending (beer and wine); preparing sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie plates.

The ideal candidate has/is:
  • 3-5 years experience working with craft beer or as a cheesemonger
  • Passionate about food, hospitality, and the shop local and farm to table movements
  • Attention to detail, self-motivated and organized
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Experience complying with department of health regulations
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for 8 hours
  • Familiarity with Square POS a plus
  • Food Handler’s certification a plus
Salary: 40-50k range depending on experience

Health insurance contribution

Two consecutive days off

Sick and vacation time

If you think you would be a good fit at Saisonnier, we look forward to hearing from you! The right candidate will join our small team where input and creativity will be appreciated and welcomed as we strive to become a premier player in the burgeoning hudson valley food and beverage scene.

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