The Turnip Truck
  • 24-Jul-2019 to 22-Sep-2020 (CST)
  • Urban Fare (Gulch)
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The Turnip Truck Is Growing!

Come be part of our dynamic and dedicated team! The Turnip Truck provides a nurturing environment to grow and learn new skills while polishing your talents.

Founded by John Dyke in 2001, The Turnip Truck is Nashville's only full service, locally owned, natural foods grocer. Our store has farming roots, which run through every facet of operations.

Our shelves are stocked with the highest quality natural, local and organic foods available. In addition, we are devoted to fostering the success of area farmers and producers, nurturing the future of our food supply. We believe in the simple, ancient and timeless power of ethically grown, locally harvested food to feed our communities. The Turnip Truck exists to nourish our communities by offering the highest quality local and national natural and organic food available.


Position: Nighttime Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Status: The Breakfast/ Hot Bar Cook is responsible for ensuring freshness, presentability, and cleanliness of the hot bar; following sanitation guidelines at all times; basic kitchen prep work (washing, chopping, and measuring).

  • Maintains a clean and safe work area adhering to food safety and health standards.
  • Maintains flexibility with schedule- able to work all shifts, including opening and closing.
  • Ensures food ingredients are stored in their designated area and rotated in the proper manner.
  • Ensure safe working practices and food safety training for department staff.
  • Works efficiently and effectively to gather, wash, cut, season, cook and store quality
  • ingredients.
  • Ensure prompt, friendly, helpful customer service by kitchen and deli staff
  • Maintain department equipment in working order. Troubleshoot problems and arrange for repairs.
  • Establish proper storage and labeling procedures in accordance with health department and national organic regulations.
  • Ensure a sense of urgency at all times
  • Ensures food displays are attractive at all times; removes/replaces foods when necessary.
  • Temps food products and ensures they are held at the correct temperature.
  • Ensure attractive, readable signs and menus with accurate prices and ingredients.
  • Communicates openly, respectfully, and honestly with all others in the organization.
  • Resolves conflicts respectfully and in a timely manner, asks for assistance from appropriate supervisor as needed.
  • Monitors deviations from budget, takes corrective action and reports to Store Director on actions taken. 
  • Reports to work for scheduled shifts, on-time and appropriately uniformed.
  • Other kitchen duties as assigned by the kitchen manager.


  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees and customers.
  • Ability to read, count and write to accurately complete all documentation.
  • Ability to freely access all areas of the store including selling floor, stock area, outside cooler, and register area.
  • Ability to climb ladders.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 30 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to work varied hours/days as business dictates; regular and predictable attendance.
  • Moderate kneeling, climbing, and bending.
  • Ability to work in areas exposed to extreme temperatures, including cold and heat.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time (
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