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Over the years, Alabama Chanin has emerged as a multi-fold organization—which we refer to as the “Alabama Chanin Family of Businesses." They include: The School of Making, Building 14, and The Factory Store + Café.

Each of our divisions has individual specialties, yet all fall under the same mission established for Alabama Chanin. Our philosophies guide each arm and we all work together toward the same goal: creating beautiful products in sustainable ways that enrich our customers, community, and co-workers.

Our operations are housed in a sturdy, industrial-style, metal building which we call “The Factory.” It is a unique work environment, and our team members are creative, inspired, committed, dedicated, and enthusiastic about their role in the company—we truly love and believe in what we are doing here at The Factory and beyond.

If you think you would be a perfect fit for our growing team, then you’ve come to the right place.

Each of our team members is a ambassador for all things Alabama Chanin. Our company is rooted in the tenets of the Slow Design (and Slow Food) movement: good, clean, fair—which encourages designers, artists, chefs, and consumers to create and utilize thoughtful products in a socially and environmentally responsible way. We expect good, clean, and fair service from each of our team members. In a world that too easily settles for less, we believe that it is worthy work to envision, believe in, and fight for greatness. This is accomplished by providing the community, our customers, and fellow staff members with exceptional services.  

The Factory Café Chef

The Café Chef is an ambassador for all things Alabama Chanin. Our company is rooted in the tenets of the Slow Design (and Slow Food) movement: good, clean, fair—which encourages designers, artists, chefs, and consumers to create and utilize thoughtful products in a socially and environmentally responsible way. We expect great, clean, and fair service from our café chef. In a world that too easily settles for less, we believe that it is worthy work to envision, believe in, and fight for greatness.* This is accomplished by providing our café, the community, our customers, and fellow team members with exceptional products and services.

Must have a culinary background, leadership experience, a love of food, people, and attention to detail, and live in or around Florence, Alabama.

Our chef is expected to work in accordance with the standards and expectations of Alabama Chanin. We are looking for someone who has strong communication and organizational skills, values our guests’ experiences, has inventory management and ordering experience, and who is adept at troubleshooting in high-stress situations.

We expect our chef to have a strong knowledge of cooking techniques, recipe and menu development, kitchen equipment, food, alcohol, and sanitation safety guidelines, and advanced culinary technical skills. Candidate needs to have a Food Safety certification or equivalent.

Scheduled hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Additional hours may be required based on events, sales, and/or meetings. Paid holidays, vacation, and insurance benefits for full-time team members.