Careers with Healthy Living
At Healthy Living we really believe that serving people… our Guests, our Staff, our truck drivers, our vendors, our cleaning crew… brings us true joy and makes everything else we do better. Yes, we want to provide the community we love with the best food. Yes, we want to maintain high standards in choosing the organic, natural and local foods we sell. True, we believe it is important to sell only the finest supplements and body care products. BUT our first and foremost reason for being here is to serve our team members with respect and care, our guests with memorable experiences, our community through our outreach program, and everyone else who participates in our business. Questions? Email HR at: [email protected].
At Healthy Living, you’re part of the family.
When you work for a family-owned company, you join the family. For over 30 years we’ve prided ourselves on a workplace that includes a deep commitment to each other. We want our staff to know how much we value and appreciate them.
Here are some of our signature perks of being part of the family:
Health Insurance: We offer health insurance to all eligible staff working 30 hours or more, we also offer dental, vision, and short/long term disability and life insurance through AFLAC.
401(k): All full time staff are eligible to enroll in our 401(k) savings plan day one of employment. Healthy Living offers a contribution match up to 4% and staff are 100% vested from day one. We designed our 401(k) program so staff are always in control of their money.
Maternity/Paternity Leave: Staff members receive 40 hours paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child.
Staff Volunteer Day: We feel it’s important to give back to the community that has ensured our success. Our giving program is devoted to helping our community’s non-profit groups that have small budgets and big hearts. Staff can earn one paid day off for volunteering a full day of community service.
One Less Car at 222 and 3065: Don’t drive to work and receive a Gift Card once you surpass 10 days in a calendar month with not having a car at work. Walk to work, ride your bike, get dropped off, car pool.
Charitable Donation: Healthy Living will match staff charitable donations up to $1,000 annually per staff for a company maximum of $5,000.
Staff Discount: We offer a very generous staff discount on all Healthy Living products and Learning Center Classes. We want to make sure our staff get to experience all the products we have to offer.
More Healthy Living Benefits:
- Competitively priced MVP Medical plans offering an EPO with Co-pay/Co-insurance or a High Deductible plan with an HSA
- For staff who select the High Deductible plan, HL contributes $25 per month towards their HSA
- Aflac Short term and long term disability insurance
- Delta Dental
- Guardian Vision
Paid Time Off
- All staff receive 3 sick days per year
- Full time staff receive 2 or 3 weeks of Combined Paid Time Off (CTO) depending on position
- Additional weeks are earned at the 3rd and 5th anniversary for a max of 4 weeks
- 4 hours of Personal Time accrued per month for Supervisors, Managers and office staff
- 1 week of paid Paternity/Maternity leave
- 8 hours Paid Time Off for qualifying staff volunteer day
- All full time staff are eligible upon hire
- Changes can be made at any time via the John Hancock website
- HL matches 100% of the first 3% of employee contributions and 50% on the next 2% for a total match of 4%
- Staff are 100% vested in the company match from day 1
Other exciting benefits
- Wellness Program
- Flu Shot Clinics
- HL Matches Charitable Contributions made by Staff
- Earn HL gift cards for ride sharing, riding a bike to work, taking the bus, etc.
- Discounted bus passes
- Income advance program through North Country FCU
VT Rounds Baker
The Rounds Baker (RB) is an essential part of bakeshop operation especially since he/she plays multiple roles in our Bake Shop.
The Rounds Baker is responsible for the production of product in each category within the Bake Shop to include the AM Bake, Bread Bake, prep, Wholesale orders and packaging. The rounds baker takes on a little of each of these positions on any given day. As they are here during off hours for the bakeshop, they are able to utilize all the space to complete a multitude of tasks. They will be responsible for prepping for the AM bake, including making dough’s and batters, and finishing items for the Cold case; prepping for bread, including making starters & dough’s, as well as packaging different breads; prepping for wholesale, including ensuring there are enough of everything for each order; and general pastry work, including making and packaging tarts, cakes, and other products.
Interested individuals should possess at least 1 year baking/pastry/bread experience or training.Read more
VT Cheese Associate (Full Time)
Healthy Living is searching for our next GREAT Cheese Associate. We are a small team of individuals devoted to the beauty of cheese, artisan breads and fabulous baked goods.
The Healthy Living Cheese Department is an in-store gem that showcases cheese from not only around the world but also from our wonderful Vermont cheese makers. Our offerings are unique, diversified – and all delicious!
Our Cheese & Bread Associates ensure that the department is abundantly stocked, beautifully organized and merchandised effectively. She/he stocks only the highest-quality product (cheese, bread and baked goods), pulls out-dated product, as well as is responsible for cutting delicious cheese to the required specifications, weighing the cut product and ensuring it is labeled accurately. Our cheese & bread staff are also well known for their friendly, upbeat and knowledgeable customer service skills.
This is a full time position, weekend availability is a must!Read more
VT R&D Project Lead: Meal Kits
Healthy Living is seeking a talented, organized individual to help develop and launch a very exciting new food program. Meal kits are offering consumers new ideas and added convenience in their busy lives – Healthy Living is looking to provide guests with this same option, but with that special flare HL is known for. We are seeking an experienced food service professional who can help us build a program from the ground up. The project requires: recipe development and pro-forma modeling, test rounds and feedback evaluation, working with our marketing team to help tell the world about this new option, meal kit production, in-store demos and promotion. This individual should be highly motivated – a self-starter with creativity and a passion for food and cooking. Impeccable organizational and communication skills, experience managing budgets, purchasing, and menu planning required. Resources and support for this position will be provided. When launched, this program will change the meal-kit landscape by offering a truly local approach with lots of great selling points for our Guests.
This is a 3-month full-time temporary position with potential for permanent employment based on the success of the program. Applicants must have open availability.
VT Delivery-Rounds Associate (Part Time)
Healthy Living Market & Café has an exciting new job opportunity. We are looking for a Delivery-Rounds Associate!
The Delivery-Rounds Associate (DRA) is a jack of all trades – trained in almost every department of the store, everyone relies on them in times of need. The DRA can throw freight in grocery, merchandise produce beautifully, bag groceries like a champion, wash dishes in a pinch, package food with accuracy and consistency, and of course – deliver next level hospitality to our guests. The DRA happily steps into any position needed on any given day. They bring a sparkling attitude and positive energy to whatever department they are joining that day.
At any moment the DRA may be asked to go out on delivery – taking the gorgeous, hand crafted food we are famous for off-site to our guests’ front door. The DRA delivers food quickly and efficiently, always taking the fastest route and being mindful of time away from the store. At the same time, they always take the utmost care in making sure our food is delivered in perfect condition with no slipping or shifting during transport. It is a delicate balance, but the DRA nails it every time! Guests are greeted with smiles and gratitude for choose Healthy Living as their food and delivery provider. The same next level hospitality we are famous for in our store is transported to the guest’s door so they feel cared for and appreciated through every step of their experience.
Interested applicants must have a driving record acceptable to our insurance carrier and a reliable insured vehicle.
This is a part-time position.Read more
VT Catering and Chef Tournant (Full Time)
Our café is looking for a ead Catering & Rounds Cook (CRC), someone who can bring our catering department to the next level; someone whose passion shines through in delectable special orders and kitchen prepared dishes! This person is responsible for the execution of all catering orders in the HL café, as well as acting as a Rounds Cook; covering shifts for ALL other kitchen positions to ensure the café is always productive and running at full speed and capacity!
An CRC always prioritizes catering and makes sure our catering guests are beyond satisfied. The CRC will receive all catering orders and it is then up them to hand off of the perfectly prepared food to the guest taking pride in personally preparing the food, always keeping quality and consistency in mind. The CRC hand delivers each order to the guest when they come to pick it up, or calls the guest for follow-up if the order is delivered. The CRC is also a chameleon, a jack of all trades; able and willing to fill-in in any area of the kitchen when needed.
Effective communication skills, attention to detail, and great leadership ability is key for this position. The right candidate will have had at least 2 years of professional kitchen experience, with a culinary degree preferred. Previous experience cooking, banquet cooking and/or kitchen prep/production is necessary.
Due to the nature of the position (catering and rounds cook needs) it will require the ability to work flexible hours.Read more
VT Assistant Merchandiser/Demo Coordinator (Full Time)
We are currently searching for our next food-loving, passionate, and creative Assistant Merchandiser/Demo Coordinator. If you have high energy, a creative mind and an engaging presence then this exciting role might be for you!
The Assistant Merchandiser/Demo Coordinator performs two roles for HL:
Assistant Merchandiser: serves as the “eyes and ears” for the Merchandiser and Director of Purchasing, communicating verbally, in writing and via photo representation, the aesthetics and condition of the store’s merchandising of endcaps, promotional displays and marketing collateral (signage, photos, banners, etc). Additionally, this position assists in the training of operational staff in the execution of endcaps and promotional displays according to HL standards.
Demo Coordinator: is responsible for Demo throughout the store, which is an aspect of the store that engages and teaches the community about the products we believe in and sell. The coordinator will be responsible for the ongoing development, creation and coordination of the demo schedule with staff and vendors, obtaining product for demo events, sampling innovative products and recipes; holding fun and exciting demos that express the mission of the store.
The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year of professional cooking experience and previous customer service experience. There are a lot of moving parts and pieces with Demo and we need someone who is able to self-manage and has strong organizational and planning skills. Strong communication skills and the ability to work with various individuals is also a must as this position works with many people within HL as well as in community.
VT Wine and Beer Associate – Full Time/Part Time
Healthy Living is searching for our next GREAT Wine and Beer Associate. The wine and beer department at Healthy Living Market and Cafe is known for its eclectic mix of amazing products and we are searching for the perfect person to complement this area with their passion, energy and knowledge of wine and beer. This department is part of the Specialty Foods Team so staff members will also be crossed trained in the cheese, bread and housewares departments.
This position requires someone that is a self-starter; someone who can self-manage, stay on task, work independently and ensure that the department is maintained properly throughout the shift. The ability to lift cases up to 40lbs throughout the shift is necessary. Our Associates ensure that the department is abundantly stocked, beautifully organized and merchandised effectively. Our staff is also well known for their friendly, upbeat and knowledgeable guest service skills.
This person must also be a dependable and reliable team-player as this is a small close-knit department.
Full time and part time positions available.Read more
VT Chef de Partie – Hot Bar (Full Time)
Healthy Living’s Hot Bar is without a doubt the most popular section of the café. With that being said, we are currently looking someone to maintain this wonderful area of the store as a Hot Bar Cook! Our hot bar cook creates a wide-range of culinary delights from eclectic to classic that includes vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and meat-loving options. These items are part of a hot bar with 12+ daily options & 2+ soups for lunch and dinner, as well as a full Hot Bar for our weekend brunch. Hot Bar cooks in our Cafe are leaders and role models for other Cafe staff.
The excellent hot bar cook will create every dish for the hot bar as if it were for his/her own family dinner. This individual will take care to use only the freshest ingredients and ensures that recipes are being followed. The hot bar cook NEVER cuts corners in the cooking process, ensuring that every dish is consistent in flavor and appearance. The hot bar cook also checks the hot bar regularly, anticipating the needs of our guests and re-filling when needed.
Interested individuals should possess at least 3 years of professional cooking experience, a desire to make fun, unique options, and the ability to work independently. This individual must also be able to work with a wide range of ingredients, have strong knife skills, and the ability to utilize a prep list. You must be self-motivated and able to work well with others as you will be part of a team producing excellent dishes.
This is a full time position.Read more
VT Chef de Partie – Tournant (Full Time)
Is a work environment with variety your cup of tea? Does the phrase “jack of all trades” describe you? And how bout’ food…do you often find yourself in conversations revolving around scrumptious items such as sandwiches, pastries and salads? If you’re thinking “Hey, this sounds like me” then keep reading!
We are currently seeking an experienced Rounds Cook to create a wide-range of culinary delights from eclectic to classic that include vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and meat-loving options. These items are part of our grab n’ go cases as well as our deli case and provide delicious food for our guests to enjoy in our cafe or at home. The excellent Rounds Cook creates every dish as if it were for his/her own family. The Rounds Cook is a chameleon; able and willing to fill-in in any area of the kitchen such as Hot Bar, Bakeshop, Catering, Sandwich and Salads, and sometimes dishwashing as needed! The Rounds Cook takes care to use only the freshest ingredients for his/her dishes and never cuts corners in the cooking process, ensuring that each dish is consistent from one execution to the next. Finally, our Rounds Cook know that we eat with our eyes first and ensures every batch of food visually stunning, colorful, and abundant.
Want to know a few key reasons working in the Healthy Living Cafe is unlike a lot of other kitchen or cafe jobs? For one, the hours are awesome. Instead of a more traditional kitchen where shifts start around 4 and go until midnight or later, Healthy Living shifts are daytime shifts, allowing people a healthy night’s sleep, and time to do something after work. Work-life balance is an important core value for us, and you’ll feel it working in our Cafe, for great Managers and an Executive Chef who really understand the industry and how to treat people the right way.
Interested individuals should possess one year of professional cooking experience, a desire to create fun, unique options, and the ability to work independently. This individual must also be able to work with a wide range of ingredients and have strong organization & multi-tasking skills.
Weekend availability is a must!Read more
VT Kitchen Steward (Part Time)
The Kitchen Steward plays a unique and central role for the entire café team. The Kitchen Steward takes great care and pride in ensuring that the café BOH is kept to the highest sanitation standards. This is done by ensuring that general sanitation and deep cleaning of the kitchen and walk-in coolers is completed on a regular basis. The Kitchen Steward also plays a vital in to ensure product freshness and quality. She/he is responsible for putting away all of the café delivery’s and rotating all product in a FIFO method. The Kitchen Steward also helps to support the Dishwashers (who are the backbone of the kitchen operation) and is responsible for dishwashing approximately 40% of his/her shift to cover high volume times and breaks.
The excellent Kitchen Steward knows that sanitation in the kitchen is of the utmost importance. He/she knows that it is his/her job to ensure the safety of our guests and staff by maintaining a clean kitchen that could pass a health inspection with flying colors any day of the week. The Excellent Kitchen Steward maintains a well organized walk-in where FIFO (First In First Out) is their mantra. Food is clearly labeled and cooks can easily find everything they are looking for in a flash. Food in our storage areas is always fresh and cared for with the utmost respect. The excellent Kitchen Steward always follows the standards set by the Dept of Health for proper cleaning and food storage procedures.
The best candidates will have great attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and kitchen experience is preferred.
VT Produce Associate (Part Time/Full Time)
Does your passion include all things green & delicious? And how bout’ those heirloom tomatoes…do they make you “green with hunger”? If these questions resonate with you, then this might be the opportunity for you! We are currently seeking team members to assist in our large Produce Department.
Individuals should not only enjoy, but have a passion for working with a wide variety of produce and providing hospitality that goes the extra mile. Responsibilities involve stocking, rotating and maintaining all produce, setting up the sales floor, cleaning and prepping produce for display, as well as providing excellent and genuine hospitality to our guests. This is a position which will require an individual who can self-manage, stay on task and complete prep lists.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and work with local and organic produce!
Weekend availability a must!Read more
VT Overnight Grocery Stocker (Full Time)
Are you a night owl? Do you prefer working behind the scenes?
Healthy Living Market and Cafe is currently hiring a team player to take on the role as a Overnight Grocery Stocker for our sales floor.
Overnight Grocery Stockers at Healthy Living are responsible for the maintenance of all products on the sales floor and in our back stock area as well as light merchandising of our end caps and various displays throughout the Grocery Department. The position requires a high attention to detail and the ability to self-manage a task list and prioritize effectively to ensure that when the store opens at 8am our guests receive the best experience possible.
This position offers the opportunity to work in a creative, fun environment with the best overnight crew in VT!
This is a full time, 3rd shift (overnight) position that offers health benefits, 401(k), staff discounts, and so much more!Read more
VT Barista (Full Time/Part Time)
Do you love the aroma of a freshly brewed pot of coffee? Are you or do you aspire to be an excellent latte artist? Does the thought of pressing beautiful organic produce into a bright and delicious juice make your mouth water? Do you have a passion to learn more about the world of coffee and juice? If you answered yes, then come join the amazing staff at our Coffee/Juice Bar.
We are seeking a Guest-focused individual to assist in our FOH Cafe area. This particular opportunity will allow you to work within our espresso/juice/smoothie bar, making healthy & delicious smoothies, fresh juices, and espresso-based drinks. Responsibilities will also include: running the cash registers, answering Guest inquiries regarding ingredients and products, stocking, day-to-day maintenance, and cleaning. Cafe/Barista experience is strongly preferred.
Come join a vibrant team whose mission each day is to make our guests happy and provide them a welcoming space so they may enjoy all our cafe has to offer!Read more
VT Grocery Stocker (Full Time)
Healthy Living Market and Cafe is currently hiring a team player to take on the role as a Grocery Stocker for our sales floor.
Grocery Stockers at Healthy Living are responsible for the maintenance of all products on the sales floor and in our back stock area as well as light merchandising of our end caps and various displays throughout the Grocery Department. The position requires a high attention to detail and the ability to self-manage a task list and prioritize effectively to ensure that our guests receive the best experience possible. You must love people as our Grocery Stockers also spend the majority of their day interacting with our guests.
This position offers the opportunity to work in a creative, fun environment with the best crew in VT. We also offer a generous discount on all products — so you will be eating well!
Weekend availability must!Read more
VT Dishwasher in our clean Cafe – Full Time / Part Time
Anyone who has ever worked in a kitchen knows that the dishwasher is the backbone of the operation. Without a dishwasher, other staff members cannot do their jobs and guests cannot enjoy the wonderful & tasty creations coming from our kitchen. So it may be safe to say that the dishwasher is the kitchen’s MOST valuable team member and we are currently searching for someone who can fulfill this sacred duty!!
This individual will know that sanitation in the kitchen is VITAL and will work hard every day to maintain dishes that are clean, spotless and immaculate. The excellent dishwasher will understand safety and follow standards set by the VT Department of Health. The excellent dishwasher will also ensure that there is always an ample supply of clean dishes for every area of the kitchen. The most excellent dishwasher will bring a beaming, bright and positive attitude to the kitchen on a daily basis and infuse that energy into the people around. We are looking for someone who is reliable, punctual and an energetic team player; someone who will go the extra miles for customers and co-workers.
We offer excellent benefits, a fun and energetic work environment, and there is always the potential to learn and grow with us. We are looking for individuals who can make a long-term commitment. Come join a talented team that uses the best of what’s fresh, local and often organic to create delicious dishes. We’ve become famous for our eclectic mix of ethnic foods, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Weekend availability is a must!Read more
VT Cashier (Full Time/Part Time)
We are seeking energetic and motivated team players to work in our busy Front End as a Cashier. The Front End at Healthy Living is the “final experience” for our guests and is built around strong, professional and friendly hospitality. We work hard to ensure that our guests leave feeling wonderful about the time spent with us and need staff who genuinely love to go the extra mile!
The cashier position is primarily cashiering but also includes; answering guests questions, resolving guest issues and maintaining a clean, organized work station. Past hospitality/customer service and cash handling experience is required.
Weekends a must!Read more
VT Sandwich Maker (Full Time / Part Time)
What’s better than a giant, crusty sandwich? I mean, really…you just can’t go wrong with bread, cheese and a meaty substance. If you have this very same philosophy – this might be the perfect job for you! We are searching for a passionate, sandwich lovin’ individual to fulfill our Sandwich Maker role! This individual will be responsible for the preparation of delectable sandwiches that range from eclectic to classic that include vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and meat-loving options.
The excellent sandwich maker will pay extreme attention to the quality and freshness of every slice of meat, tofu, cheese and veggie; every smear of mayo, mustard and veganaise that graces the presence of the bread, wrap or gluten-free bread. This individual will fill each order efficiently and with deliberate attention to time, all while maintain each sandwiches’ individual greatness. The most excellent sandwich maker is a team player and ALWAYS communicates his/her needs to the supervisor, Sous Chef and Executive Chef.
This position requires a self-starter with strong knife skills and past kitchen experience. Interested individuals must have the proven ability to follow recipes as our delicious sandwiches are unique and inspired! This is a great opportunity to learn about various cuisines and our wide selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free dishes. Additionally, this position offers variety as well as room for advancement within our growing company.
We have Full Time and Part Time positions available.Read more
VT Chef de Partie – HMR (Full Time)
Healthy Living is looking for a passionate & motivated food lover to join our Cafe as a Home Meal Replacement (HMR) Cook! These meals are made from scratch and provide an avenue for our customers to get delicious meals that they can enjoy from the comfort of their own home!
Our HMR Cooks create every dish from the heart as if it was his/her own family dinner. They take care to use the freshest and finest ingredients and always follow the recipes for each dish to ensure a consistent flavor and experience for our guests. Our HMR Cooks also know that people crave variety and is always tapping into his/her creative place to come up with new dishes to add to our repertoire!
We are looking for someone with at least 1 year experience in a professional kitchen environment. Strong knife skills, knowledge of cooking fundamentals, and the ability to follow a prep list are strongly desired. You must be a positive, self-motivated individual who is able to work well with others as you will be part of a team producing excellent dishes.
Come join a talented team that uses the best of what’s fresh, local and often organic to create delicious dishes.Read more
VT Food Runner – FOH Café (Part Time)
We are hiring a Food Runner for our Front of House Café!
The Food Runner is responsible for an array of tasks, first and foremost, making sure that our hot bar and salad bar are full of beautiful, fresh food for our guests to enjoy. The Food Runner moves food from our busy kitchen to the service areas where our guests can buy it. The Food Runner communicates constantly with the kitchen team about what is running low and when to fire the next round of dishes. The Food Runner offers next level hospitality to our guests, keeps the cafe floor, tables, chairs, busing stations and beyond neat and clean. The Food Runner also supports the cafe and juice bar in doing daily stocking and prep work.
This position is part time Monday through Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm.Read more