In-Store Demo Culinary Team Member (CONTRACT)

  • Arvinda's (Tasteworks Inc.)
  • Toronto locations (various)
  • Sep 09, 2019
Contractor Toronto, ON

Job Description

The Egg Farmers of Canada in partnership with Arvinda’s Spices is excited to be promoting eggs in creative fusion recipes and we want you to help us spread the word about these amazing and delicious recipes! If you have a culinary background and a knack for promotions and sales, we want you to help us to entice customers to try eggs in new and exciting ways!

We are seeking chefs, persons with a culinary background and passionate foodies who are energetic, professional and detailed oriented to be a part of our in-store demo culinary & promotions team! We’re seeking outgoing, responsible and enthusiastic individuals who care and aspire to put forth a 100% effort in marketing The Egg Farmers of Canada brand messaging to inspire customers to cook and enjoy eggs at all times of the day!

In-Store Demo Culinary Team Member – CONTRACT POSITION

Calling all passionate chefs, culinary professionals and foodies who love to cook, share recipes and have a panache for sales and promotions! The Egg Farmers of Canada is seeking In-Store Demo Culinary Team Members who are dynamic, enthusiastic and responsible to share a unique brand experience to customers in-store through on-site cooking demo and sampling! Our In-Store Demo Team Members have a mission to create an inspiring in-store experience to customers, sharing inspiring recipe ideas, cooking tips, sampling delicious foods and engaging with customers. A passion for ethnic foods and cooking, a commitment to exemplary customer service, team spirited, enthusiastic, friendly, responsible and attention-to-detail are the qualities of the successful candidates we’re looking for this position.

In addition to sales, this candidate will also possess culinary skills and/or experience working in the kitchen to prepare an inspiring egg fusion recipe to customers in a 4-6 hour demo period. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively do sales and have the adaptability to also prepare delicious food samples, that are prepared with the highest food safety standards. City of Toronto Food Handler’s is preferable, however any Food Handler’s Certification is mandatory. In this position, team members will also be responsible for maintaining store cleanliness and orderliness and be involved in maintenance activities such as merchandising product and general housekeeping of demo area.

Type of Position & Duration: Contract position running from Oct-Nov 2019 for 10 in-store demos.
Compensation: $18/hour
• Location & Dates: Demo site locations are in Downtown Toronto. May be required to commence in Mississauga, Ontario to pick up Demo supplies. Demo Dates: OCT 17, 18, 21, 22, 26, 27 & NOV 2, 3, 9, 10
• Education: Minimum High School education plus culinary training/degree and/or sales experience important to do this job effectively and accurately.
• Work Setting & Physical Demands: Retail sales environment, ability to complete a full day shift (8 hours possibly) on their feet. Must be able to carry demo boxes for set up.
Must Have: Food Handler’s Certificate plus a minimum of three references. A vehicle is an asset as some members will require to transport demo boxes to various site locations in Toronto.
Weight Handling: Demo box up to 25lbs.


Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Set up an activation for an in-demo with the use of provided branded materials, table and food equipment. Correctly set up demo according to specifications. Demo supplies (including some fresh ingredients) will be transported to each site by Demo Team Members.
    • Prepare delicious food samples in-store for customers tastings prepared in accordance to the City of Toronto Public Health standards. Adheres to specific recipe and creates a delicious sample every time.
    • Engage and make eye contact with customers, greeting and welcoming customers to taste samples.
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and provides personal attention and cooking advice to customers.
  • Read customer cues and make egg themed recipe recommendations where they see fit. Answer customer questions about preparing eggs and fusion egg recipes with spices.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the Demo area, dishwashing relating to food equipment and tables.
  • Respond to customer inquiries in a genuine, helpful and enthusiastic manner.
    • Adhere to store policies at all times and follows direction from Grocery Managers and Store Managers.
  • Learn and research recipes on how to correctly prepare eggs from website. Individual should be able to share accurate information about how to prepare the recipe to customers.
  • Know and understand in-store promotion and market it to customers (e.g. coupon, prompt a sale).
    • Identify in-store traffic patterns and adapt where needed to create the most effective demo possible (e.g. if traffic is slow, candidate will take initiative to speak to Store Manager to see how to adapt).
  • Locate products in-store to direct customers to the dairy section for eggs and grocery for spices.
  • Implement and practice health and safety protocols at all times.
  • Observe customer behaviour, feedback and comments and record data (e.g. # samples given, qualitative feedback etc.) to management for each demo on a Demo Form. Take photos of Demo to be posted and shared with management.
  • Maintain a professional appearance (uniform, hygiene, good grooming etc.) for each Demo, as per Food Handler’s guidelines.
  • Responsible for maintaining store cleanliness and Demo orderliness. Garbage and compost removal.
  • Any other duties allocated to the employee by supervisor or management.

Skills We’re Looking For:

  • A passionate foodie with an interest in spices and ethnic foods. Culinary training/background an asset.
  • Enthusiastic, outgoing personality, energetic and positive. Loves to approach customers and create a genuine connection to help with the sales of eggs.
  • Effective and exceptional oral communication skills, who act quickly on their feet and use creativity in problem solving. Communication and constant flow of dialogue with management is important prior to and after Demo to learn about improvements. Offers suggestions and feedback that can help build sales.
  • Team player is a must! We’re looking for someone to join our team, who has an ease of working with others and who shares our company goals and vision.
  • A self-starter who has the ability to work under minimal supervision. Honest and maintains integrity.
  • Ability to complete tasks as per instructions and demonstrates responsibility for meeting objectives. Self-starting and gets into a routine of conducting Demo with minimal direction.
  • Handles customers, colleagues, administration and management with respect and utmost professional attitude at all times, even in a challenging situation.
  • Excellent work ethic, punctual, reliable and sales-oriented.

TO APPLY: Please send resume to with the subject heading “IN-STORE DEMO TEAM”