Do you have a passion for Italian food? Are you excited to be a part of a new, locally-owned business in Victoria? If yes, we are looking for an energetic individual with a strong work ethic who has experience in the food industry. The successful candidate should understand the importance of delivering a high-quality product while providing excellent customer service.

Company Description

Gigi’s Italian & Specialty Foods is an Italian & specialty food store carrying a large selection of imported, Canadian and local specialty items, with a focus on Italian cuisine.

Gigi’s will have a curated selection of Italian & specialty meats, cheeses, grocery items, hostess gifts, and knick-knacks for the home. Patrons will find their favourite kinds of pasta, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and specialty items. Treats for everyday and special occasions with traditional seasonal items enjoyed by many for the holiday seasons. There will also be grab-and-go lunch items, charcuterie boards, and snacks.

What You’ll Do

• Follows proper food handling, safety and sanitation standards during food preparation, service, and clean up

• Operating a point-of-sale system, collecting payment, and bagging groceries

• Process & receive delivery of orders and inputting into point of sale

• Must be able to lift 40 lbs cases of inventory repeatedly

• Increase store sales by actively promoting products and sharing product knowledge with customers

• Prepare food according to instructions and health-safety rules

• Perform other duties as required

Our Ideal Candidate

• Must be a "foodie"

• Good knowledge and passion for Italian cuisine, speciality ingredients, cheese platter presentations, and creative displays

• Previous food handling preparation is an asset

• High school education required

• Experience in a retail setting with cashier experience

• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

• Intermediate computer skills including email and Microsoft office

• Ability to effectively communicate with management, staff, and guests

• Excellent time management skills

• Outgoing and energetic personality

• Food Safe Certification is an asset

Additional Information

• Enjoy learning about products, recipes in a fun environment

• Staff discounts

• Opportunities to learn and grow with the business

• Free parking

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