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Wanna Work Here?

Wanna Join Our Team?

We currently have the following opening on our foodie team…

Part-Time Seasonal Retail Position
(Kitchen Shop Staff)

As part of the Kitchen Shop retail team of a successful culinary arts center, this part-time position (affectionately referred to as a “Gadget Guru”) will entail the retail sales, customer service and marketing of our offerings at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. It carries significant responsibility including the establishment and maintenance of excellent customer service relationships with existing and potential customers as well as cross-selling to other services we offer to the public such as cooking classes, private events, teambuilding and catering.  Our Kitchen Shop folks are responsible for forming our customers’ first impression of The Culinary Center of Kansas City. Workers must fully understand the importance of “value added” customer experiences.

We are hiring specifically for a part-time seasonal position but this position could expand into a more permanent part-time position after the holidays. The hours would be flexible depending on our activities and business and would cover daytime or evening of both weekdays and weekends. We would estimate that this position would start with an average of 10-15 hour/week with increased hours during the month of December to as high as 30 or so hours each week at that time. We would like to be able to start training on this position in late October or early November. This position starts at $13/hour with opportunity for increase in hourly rate based on performance. The position reports to the Kitchen Shop Manager.

Kitchen Shop 'Gadget Guru'This position is perfect for someone with retail experience, as well as a love for cooking and for helping customers. Our CCKC Gadget Gurus not only sell the merchandise in our retail store, but also answer questions about cooking classes and private events; greet students and people attending private events; assist customers in the store and on the phone with signing up for classes and purchasing gift certificates; and enjoy organizing, cleaning, ‘fluffing & tickling’ and styling our merchandise displays. Plus, happily handle anything else that comes up!                    

A qualified applicant must have retail and customer service experience, be customer focused, be capable of making excellent customer service judgments, be results driven and organized, have proficient verbal/written communication skills, be able to interact with the public, work well within a team, have a good working knowledge of cooking and the culinary arts, proficient computer skills (word processing, excel, point of sale, etc.) and enjoy working with those passionate about cooking and food.  Maturity and a sense of humor are important.  No divas, babies or whiners please. 

Please send (1) resume and (2) a cover letter explaining why you believe you would be perfect for this position to rachel@kcculinary.com.  Walk-in resumes are accepted.

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The Culinary Center of Kansas City is located in Downtown Overland Park (7920 Santa Fe, Overland Park, KS 66204) and is a full-service culinary arts center offering cooking classes, special events and interactive cooking experiences, catering, offices and a Kitchen Shop, all in a beautiful 6500 square foot historic building.   The Culinary Center has received many awards but none more important than to be named as one of Kansas City’s “Best Places To Work!”  We believe that creating an atmosphere of strong positive culture will set the stage for passionate employees to do their best work.    Our mission is to consistently exceed client expectations and enrich our community by providing education, cultivation and appreciation for the culinary arts through a variety of experiences including cooking classes, interactive culinary experiences and creative catered events, all of which are brilliantly conceived, precisely and joyously executed in an immaculate and comfortable environment.

General Expectations of a CCKC Employee:

  • share the CCKC’s passion for the culinary arts
  • have a strong desire to educate others in this area
  • embrace our mission as stated above
  • have the ability to work well with a well-honed team
  • be able to work around the public in a professional manner and be customer focused
  • make a commitment to this position as consistency is important
  • be able to have excellent judgment skills in times of difficulty
  • be accountable for every aspect of his/her position
  • be punctual at all times
  • be able to execute and complete each event/class or duty with the highest degree of focus and attention to detail
  • think through how each thing he/she does affects the big picture and not operate within a vacuum
  • be a leader, capable of setting an example to everyone
  • respect all other employees and guests at all times
  • not handle personal matters at work either on the phone or on the computer

Please send (1) resumé and (2) a cover letter explaining why you believe you be perfect for this position to cook@kcculinary.com

AND, if you love food and cooking and all things kitchen-y, consider becoming part of our CCKC Foodie Volunteer Crew.  It can scratch your foodie itch, AND we have been known to hire from within the ranks of our Foodie Volunteer Crew.  It lets us get to know each other while having a great time in the kitchen.