Daily Farm Updates Thursday, July 29, 2021

Candy Kitchen (Seasonal)

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Caramel apples are our specialty! We also make hand-crafted fudges in a multitude of flavors. We look for steady hands to caramelize the apples and fast hands to wrap the fudge. Must be able to focus on a task and produce results in an accurate and timely manner. This area is customer-facing at times, so must have a positive attitude and willingness to assist guests.

Candy Kitchen Jobs Overviews

Caramel Apple Maker: In this role you will be working in a production format, assisting with the caramel apple production process. This role includes prepping, polishing, sticking, dipping, and racking caramel apples. You will also be responsible for contributing to a fun and creative working environment. This department works closely with the staff in the Country Store on training and product knowledge.

Fudge Maker: The main purpose of this role is to craft the specialty fudges we sell in the Country Store. This is a production role but the Fudge Maker will also cut and package fudge when necessary.

Fudge Sales: With the guidance of the Fudge Maker, you will be working in a selling role, retailing fudge to our guests. Duties include greeting all customers in a prompt and friendly manner, handling food merchandise with care, and answering guest questions. We know tasting fudge results in selling fudge so you will be responsible for demonstrating the product to guests. You will have on-going product training, and must have knowledge of advertised sales. This position will be required to stand for periods of time, anti-fatigue mats will be provided. You will be required to attend Center Grove Orchard’s Food Safety Training.

Helper (Minors Eligible): Candy Kitchen Helpers are the utility players of the team. They are the ones who jump in and assist wherever there is a need. You could be packaging caramel apples, wrapping fudge, selling fudge, shining apples, cleaning, and other duties assigned by the Team Leader. This position will be required to stand for periods of time, anti-fatigue mats will be provided. You will be required to attend Center Grove Orchard’s Food Safety Training.

How to Apply

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It is the policy of Center Grove Orchard to provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons. An individual shall not be denied equal access to employment opportunities because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental disability.

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