Employer: The Maine Meal
Internship Number: 215
Internship Title: Sales and Kitchen Assistant
Location: Skowhegan, Maine
Period of Engagement: Available Each Term – Spring, Summer or Fall
Compensation: Commission on Sales
Description of the Internship:
The Maine Meal, owned by Chef Mark LaCasse and his wife, Kelly LaCasse, is a licensed processing plant that creates gourmet frozen cuisine from high quality local ingredients.  This one-of-a-kind business, which is only 3 years old, is in a position to expand in several different directions.

The Maine Meal is seeking a student intern to assist in increasing the number of Farmers’ Markets we are attending this season and are seeking the right person to represent our company!  Hours will be determined based on the successful candidate’s available.  Minimum of 28 hours per week preferred.

For more information on The Maine Meal, visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TheMaineMeal

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following;

  • Farmers Market sales – work our booth at some of our Farmers’ Markets (vehicle provided).  This includes loading the truck with market kit, driving to the markets, setting up table, food sales, sales transactions, tracking product sales, customers’ feedback, packing up market kit, driving back to the kitchen, unloading the truck, restocking the kit, submitting paperwork and transactions.
  • Kitchen Assistant – we all help out and work in the kitchen!  Responsibilities will include food prep, dish washing, packaging, labeling, cleaning, etc.  All interns will be taught basic knife skills and kitchen safety and sanitation.
Qualifications:
  • Professional appearance.
  • Customer Service Experience will excellent customer service skills and ability to engage our customers.
  • Experience working with cash and credit card transactions.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Understanding of the wide range of unique customers that we have (all ages, all income levels, various lifestyles, etc.)
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a team.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Experience working in a kitchen a bonus, but required
  • Ability to life 50 lbs. plus (coolers are heavy)
  • Love of learning
  • Your own vehicle (to get you to and from work, farmers market vehicle provided)
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form online.
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