Work with Us

The Big Carrot Natural Food Market is a great place to work and grow. We understand that our employees ultimately make us who we are. We strive to employ passionate and engaged individuals from diverse backgrounds who through their passion and character bring our vision, food, and community closer together.

All our most current job openings are listed below. Simply click on APPLY NOW to attach your resume and cover letter

We would like to thank you for choosing The Big Carrot. Please remember only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Prep Cook, Part-time (Danforth Location)

Job Description

The primary function of the Prep Cook is to provide overall assistance and support in the general function and operation of the Kitchen through the use of essential knowledge and skills required prepare, clean, and store vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods.  Proficiency in utilizing kitchen tools include but are not limited to proper knife handling/cleaning procedures.

Major Responsibilities

  • Food preparation which may include, but is not limited to, cleaning, chopping, and peeling foods in preparation for cooking or serving.
  • Ensures proper storage method of food ingredients in their designated area and ensuring that they are rotated properly.
  • Safely using kitchen equipment which may include, but are not limited to, dishwasher, knives, robocoup, hand shredder, and small grader.
  • In order to adhere to food health and safety standards, maintain a clean and safe work area and ensure proper cleaning of kitchen equipment.
  • Work efficiently and effectively with other staff to uphold organic standards while producing the highest quality food items.
  • Provide excellent customer service when in contact with customers or other staff.
  • Any other job related duties as required by the Food Service Managers and Supervisors

Requirements

  • Kitchen/food prep experience preferred
  • Professional communication skills are required
  • Ability to take direction and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.
  • To efficiently utilize time management skills in a multi-tasking environment


The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Baker, Part-time (Beach Location)

Job Description

The primary function of the Baker is to provide overall proficiency and assistance in the production of baked goods while ensuring The Big Carrot’s adherence to organic, non-GMO standards.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist with quality assurance and customer satisfaction by following preset formulations on a consistent basis to keep the quality and cost constant.
  • Learns and adheres to the designated cooking / baking methods for consistently preparing the appropriate baked goods.
  • Food preparation which includes but are not limited to, cleaning, chopping, peeling foods.
  • Ensures proper storage method of food ingredients in their designated area and ensuring that they are rotated properly.
  • Safely using kitchen equipment which includes, but are not limited to, dishwasher, oven, stove (gas top), knives, robot coupe, hand shredder, and small grader.
  • In order to adhere to food health and safety standards, maintain a clean and safe work area and ensure proper cleaning of kitchen equipment.
  • Work efficiently and effectively with other staff to uphold organic standards while producing the highest quality food items.
  • Provide excellent customer service when in contact with customers or other staff.
  • Understand and observe all policies & procedures concerning store operations and health & safety.
  • Performs all other duties as required by the Kitchen Manager and Food Services Program Manager

 

Requirements

    • Previous experience as a baker is an asset.
    • Ability to work non-traditional work schedule which includes night shifts.
    • Professional communication skills are required
    • Ability to take direction and organize tasks
    • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
    • To efficiently utilize time management skills in a multitasking environment

     

    • Must be available for weekend day shifts


The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Baker, Part-time (Danforth Location)

Job Description

The primary function of the Baker is to provide overall proficiency and assistance in the production of baked goods while ensuring The Big Carrot’s adherence to organic, non-GMO standards.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist with quality assurance and customer satisfaction by following preset formulations on a consistent basis to keep the quality and cost constant.
  • Learns and adheres to the designated cooking / baking methods for consistently preparing the appropriate baked goods.
  • Food preparation which includes but are not limited to, cleaning, chopping, peeling foods.
  • Ensures proper storage method of food ingredients in their designated area and ensuring that they are rotated properly.
  • Safely using kitchen equipment which includes, but are not limited to, dishwasher, oven, stove (gas top), knives, robot coupe, hand shredder, and small grader.
  • In order to adhere to food health and safety standards, maintain a clean and safe work area and ensure proper cleaning of kitchen equipment.
  • Work efficiently and effectively with other staff to uphold organic standards while producing the highest quality food items.
  • Provide excellent customer service when in contact with customers or other staff.
  • Understand and observe all policies & procedures concerning store operations and health & safety.
  • Performs all other duties as required by the Kitchen Manager and Food Services Program Manager

 

Requirements

    • Previous experience as a baker is an asset.
    • Ability to work non-traditional work schedule which includes night shifts.
    • Professional communication skills are required
    • Ability to take direction and organize tasks
    • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
    • To efficiently utilize time management skills in a multitasking environment

     

    • Must be available for weekend day shifts


The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Dishwasher, Full-time (Beach Location)

Job Description

The primary function of the Dishwasher is to provide overall assistance and support in the general function and operation of the Kitchen through the use of essential knowledge and skills required to wash, clean and store dishes, utensils, food preparation equipment and/or kitchen.  Such skills as include proficiently being able to utilize kitchen tools including but not limited to the proper knife handling/cleaning procedures.

Major Responsibilities

  • Wash dishes, utensils, pots, pans and other kitchen equipment and ensure store cleanliness standards, using dishwasher or by hand.
  • Food preparation if necessary: clean or prepare various food items for cooking or serving.
  • Maintain a dry and clean floor surface through proper use of mops, squeegees, or scrubbing.
  • Ensure that food is properly stored.
  • Transfer supplies between storage or other departments and work areas, by hand or using a cart.
  • Remove compost and garbage
  • Performing kitchen maintenance; emptying the trash and washing dishes.
  • Assist in time management including making sure there is adequate materials available for use.
  • Transferring orders from produce as needed and putting the vegetable order away.
  • Putting the dry goods away and straightening the dry goods shelves.
  • Preparation kitchen as needed by peeling potatoes and chopping vegetables.
  • Adhere to all operational, health & safety, and organic compliance policies and procedures when the above responsibilities are performed.
  • Any other job-related tasks as required by the Food Service Manager.

Requirements

  • Kitchen experience an asset
  • Professional communication skills are required
  • Ability to take direction and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.
  • To efficiently utilize time management skills in a multi-tasking environment


The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Production Cook, Part-time, Evening (Beach Location)

Job Summary:

The primary function of the Production Cook is to use the knowledge and skills required to prep, cook, and store vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Such skills include being proficiently able to utilize a wide range of kitchen tools including, but not limited to, proper knife handling.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Follows designated methods and policies and procedures including, but not limited to, safe food handling, maintaining clean, safe work areas and organic compliance standards for food preparation, storage, and serving of vegetarian dishes and dishes containing meat.
  • Food preparation which includes but are not limited to, cleaning, chopping, peeling foods and assembling dishes in preparation for cooking or serving.
  • Learns and adheres to the designated cooking methods for preparing the appropriate recipes/dishes consistently.
  • Ensures proper storage method of food ingredients in their designated area and ensuring that they are rotated properly.
  • Safely using and maintaining kitchen equipment which includes, but are not limited to, dishwasher, oven, stove (gas top), knives, robocoup, hand shredder, and small grader.
  • Provides excellent customer service when in contact with customers or other staff.
  • Performs all other related job duties as required by the Food Service Managers and Supervisors.

 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • 1 year kitchen experience
  • Professional communication skills are required
  • Ability to take direction and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.
  • To efficiently utilize time management skills in a multi-tasking environment
  • Must be available for evening and weekend shifts

 

The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Customer Service Representative/Nutritionist (Danforth Location)

Job Type: Part-time (up to 24hours per week)

Job Summary

The primary function of the CSR /Nutritionist is to provide overall frontline customer care through clear communication with customers, staff, and the Department Manager, and to effectively deliver one-to-one and group information either in a preventative health or a service capacity.

Job Duties

Customer Service Responsibilities

  • Excellent customer care aptitude in all avenues of customer interaction
  • Research and regularly update customer service handout sheets
  • Process customer requests (i.e mail outs, online orders, cooking class enrolment, etc.)
  • Receive, stock, and face appliances/books/other department products
  • Following opening, closing and cleaning procedures
  • Identify and offer accessibility customer service assistance to anyone entering the building that has a visible disability; retrieve desired items or provide personal shopping assistance

Nutritionist Responsibilities

  • Research how the body’s functions are affected by nutrient supply and metabolism; general association between diet, disease and health
  • Producing (regularly reviewing and updating) handouts for customers based on various health/diet related research
  • Providing health and wellness advice and promotion of healthy eating and lifestyle pertaining to various health-related issues (advising on specific diets and dietary needs)
  • One-to-one or group store tours on various health or industry topics
  • Being well-versed in current products, trends, and food issues as well as the store’s active projects
  • May participates in Educational Outreach Program, as needed, as per Outreach Coordinator

 

Skills/Attributes Required:

  • Customer service oriented attitude, leads by example.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands.
  • Flexibility of schedule (weekends and evening)

 

Education/Experience Required:

  • A degree in Holistic Nutrition from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in customer service field
  • Training, knowledge and/or awareness of Canadian Organic Standards, genetically engineered organisms, and food security is an asset
  • Teamwork skills; good interpersonal, communication and social skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple demands

The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Full Time Produce Staff (Danforth Location)

Job Summary

The primary function of the Produce Staff is to provide overall assistance to the department supervisor in facilitating product onto the sales floor while providing great customer service.

Job Duties

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, fellow employees, and customers.
  • Unloading skids of product, receiving orders and rotating stock.
  • Prioritize, organize, and ensure stock is put away promptly.
  • Ensure all products have shelf tags and / or in-store codes.
  • Assist in upkeep of tables, wet counter, and salad cooler.
  • Assist in the upkeep and cleanliness of the department overall.
  • Notify department manager of any special orders or product requests.
  • Adhere to health & safety policies and procedures

Requirements

  • Flexibility of schedule (includes evening and weekend availability)
  • Ability to move loads of 35+ lbs.
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to perform job functions with little supervision
  • License to operate pump truck an asset

The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for interview.

Part Time Produce Staff ( Danforth Location)

Job Summary

The primary function of the Produce Staff is to provide overall assistance to the department supervisor in facilitating product onto the sales floor while providing great customer service.

Job Duties

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, fellow employees, and customers.
  • Unloading skids of product, receiving orders and rotating stock.
  • Prioritize, organize, and ensure stock is put away promptly.
  • Ensure all products have shelf tags and / or in-store codes.
  • Assist in upkeep of tables, wet counter, and salad cooler.
  • Assist in the upkeep and cleanliness of the department overall.
  • Notify department manager of any special orders or product requests.
  • Adhere to health & safety policies and procedures

Requirements

  • Flexibility of schedule (includes evening and weekend availability)
  • Ability to move loads of 35+ lbs.
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to perform job functions with little supervision
  • License to operate pump truck an asset

The Big Carrot is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for interview.