We’re growing and we are looking for great people to grow with us! We invest in our team through industry-leading pay, leadership and growth opportunities (100% of our managers started as Team Members), and comprehensive training programs and benefits.
What’s in it for you
Starting $18/hr pay
$28.50/hr average compensation in store positions
PTO (Paid Time Off)
Free coffee and free shift meal
Paid professional development certifications
Medical, Dental, and Vision Health Care
25% off of any item in the store
– Time-and-a-half on major holidays
Opportunities for advancement (100% of managers started as team members)
Our stores are where local food products meet the DC community for the first time. Every leader at Union Kitchen starts as a Team Member in Training. This is important to understand who we are and what we’re all about.
We all do it all at Union Kitchen! We are a grocery store, coffee shop, and deli. Responsibilities include:
Getting to know our wonderful customers
Learning our local food product mix and menu
Steaming espresso-based drinks (we offer barista training)
Making sandwiches and prepping food service
Maintaining product sections
Keeping the store clean
Skills & Interests
Wants to learn about the business of food
Enjoys a fast-pace and team working environment
Passionate about food and building community
Loves local snacking
Willing to learn every station in our store
Brings a growth mindset to our team and customers
Here is a look at the opportunity at each stage.
Team Member in Training | $18/hr
Team Member | $18/hr
Trainer | $18.50/hr
Supervisor | $22/hr
Senior Supervisor | $23/hr
General Manager $60,000 + Bonus
All pay rates effective as of 2/14
Not the right fit? Check out our other locations and available positions
Item Discounts & Free Coffee
As part of working at Union Kitchen, we want you to enjoy all the great coffee, tea, and food that we are all working so hard to support through our ecosystem! All Union Kitchen Team Members get free coffee and tea while working and 25%
off of any item.
Enjoy a free meal during a break while you are on shift at the store!
PTO (Paid Time Off)
Time-and-a-half on major holidays
Health Care for Full Time
Ability to lift, push/pull, carry and/or move up to 30 pounds. For example, a tub of dishes and trash bins.
As needed climb ladders, stairs, ramps and uneven floor and/or surfaces. For example, go up and downstairs and ramps to storage areas.
As needed squat, bend, twist and reach for items below waist level or above shoulders. For example, you may have to bend down or reach up to trays and towels.
Use of hands to reach, grip, turn and perform precision work. You’re using your hands to do things like operate espresso machines, perform basic knife work, and operate the register (among other responsibilities).
About Union Kitchen
We are on a mission to build successful food businesses and we want you to join us!
Union Kitchen is a food business accelerator. We empower local food founders with our ecosystem of stores, distribution, and kitchen, our roadmap, and our expertise from launch to scale.
Pay: $18 – $23 per hour
Job types: Full-time
Education: No education required
Work location: On-site