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Deli Chef

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


1814 Breton Rd SE - Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

Job Description:

This role is responsible for overseeing, scheduling, developing and producing all homemade products, including Kitchen Express and Caesar Salad Station items; Works with and trains others as needed and performs other duties to ensure that scheduled shifts are productive and contribute to the financial best interests of the store. Complete all other duties as assigned in a timely manner.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Assist with ordering and maintaining inventory control to ensure freshness, product quality and turnover; extend or decrease recipes to meet desired quantities.

  • Assist with receiving and unloading deliveries; check and verify receivables for amount, quality, count or weight, condition and store in appropriate areas.

  • Stock to ensure quality protection, accuracy and product rotation.

  • Handle spoiled/damaged products per established guidelines.

  • Train others to perform all department activities and functions.

  • Manage the selection, scheduling, and supervision of others to meet or exceed departmental productivity levels as delegated by department manager.

  • Have familiarity with all products carried in the department; know differences in price, taste, preparation, use etc.

  • Develop new Kitchen Express recipes as well as recipes for the Caesar Station; assist in the preparation of all food products while following established recipes.

  • Wait on customers including slicing, cutting, weighing, packaging and pricing merchandise.

  • Maintain a clean, attractive and well stocked department.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • High school graduate or equivalent (GED)

  • Proficient Computer (email, spreadsheets, etc)

  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, and interpret documents.

  • Accounting/Bookkeeping skills

  • Delegate/Direct/Implement

  • Suggestive Selling/Knowledge of Products

  • Detail Oriented

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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At SpartanNash, people matter. We want to hire and retain the best, then help them succeed. If that’s you, let’s find your next role at our food solutions company.

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