Are you a chef or cook who loves cooking but is tired of the long hours?  Do you like educating people about good product and how to create delicious meals?  Are you looking to fine tune your skills in the craft of butchery?  If you answered yes to these questions, you might be a great butcher at The Local Butcher Shop.

The Local Butcher Shop, located in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley, is the only butcher shop in the Bay Area that works exclusively with whole carcasses all sourced from local and sustainable ranches and farms.  Our butchers are a fun, talented group of folks who enjoy customer service as well learning.  You should LOVE talking about food, and always be ready and willing to fill special requests. Other responsibilities include:

  • Setting up the butcher case in the morning and taking it down in the evening
  • Assisting other butchers with cutting for the case, roast tying and order fulfillment
  • Organizing and managing meat inventory
  • Cleaning and maintaining shop workspace
  • Re-stocking, fronting and facing retail goods

Our ideal candidate will come in with basic culinary know-how, but we are happy to provide training for the right person - it's more important to us that you are friendly, outgoing, a hard worker and eager to learn! Hours are generally 7:30-4 or 11:30-8, five days per week, with additional hours required around major holidays. You must be available to work weekends and some weeknights.  You must be able to lift 50 lbs. 


Please check out our website before applying - www.thelocalbutchershop.com. Even better, please come in to get a sense of the shop.

To apply, please paste your resume into the body of an email and include a few sentences about yourself and why you would like to be a butcher at The Local Butcher Shop.