Chico Natural Foods Cooperative is a growing, dynamic, and diverse retail grocery that provides accessible natural and organic food to our community, knowledge and education to our customers, training to all our employees, and we embody leadership development within the business and throughout our community.

CNFC builds healthy communities. The people who choose to work at the Co-op constitute a vital community; one without which the Co-op would not remain operational. It is important to invest in the people who work here to keep that community thriving and financially healthy, through benefits and discounts, and by creating a generous yet accountable culture. Expansion is a part of our growth plan and successful employees are the most important part of our future.

We want to be one of the best places in to work Chico!  It is our goal to pay more than minimum wage for our entry level wage, making the Co-op a financially attractive place to work. Our entry level positions will start at a minimum of $11.35 per hour (Chico's Living Wage based on FT status) after successful completion of our 3-month introductory period.

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Summary of Responsibilities: In cooperation with co-workers assists with the daily baking production including: preparing gluten-free (the Co-op bakery is gluten-free), vegan, paleo and raw bakery goods, completing assigned task lists, following standard operating procedures, following health code guidelines, working to maintain quality and consistency in recipes, ensuring accurate signage. Assist with packing items for deli cases, wash dishes, ensure a clean, safe kitchen work environment, and other tasks as assigned by Deli leadership.

This is a part-time position, approximately 25 - 28 hours per week, generally early morning shifts. Minimum experience includes prior food handling or cooking experience, baking experience (specifically gluten-free), and familiarity with natural foods and special diets. Will need to have food handler's card (or have within 2-weeks of hire.) The intro wage for this position is $11.75 - $14.15 per hour based on experience. 

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This position will start reviewing Monday, April 3, 2017, but will remain open until filled.Please read how to apply for this position below.


Submit a completed application and submit by: mail to CNFC, 818 Main St., Chico, CA 95928; via email by attaching the application file to humanresources@chiconaturalfoods.coop; or drop off at the store.

Those who appear to be the best fit (according to experience, skills, availability, etc.) may be called for a phone interview. Then those who appear to be a best fit after the phone interviews will be called to come in for a face-to-face interview.  If you are selected for the position, you will be asked to complete an authorization form for reference check, which is a requirement of employment and considered part of the application process.

If you would like to check in on your application, you may come by the store and fill out a check-in slip or email your check-in, letting us know you are still available and interested. Due to the high volume of applications for each open position, we do not accept follow up phone calls or respond to follow up emails. Applications are accepted for active job openings only.