Now Hiring: Southeast Michigan Food Jobs that Make a Difference 

Are you looking for a fresh start? Throughout Michigan’s food system, there are hundreds of open positions waiting to be filled. Due to the ongoing pandemic, there has been a great reckoning in terms of employment and workplace needs, throughout the country and the world. To attract and retain employees, many food businesses are increasing wages, offering insurance benefits, and providing paid time off. 

Here in Michigan, many of our partners offer exciting opportunities with great benefits for their employees. 

Check out these careers in the food industry in Southeast Michigan:  

Planted Detroit

Photo Credit: EE Berger

Planted Detroit grows nutritious microgreens in a vertical hydroponic farm in Detroit. From working in their CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture) to managing their website, Planted is looking for crew members to join their team to shorten the supply chain from their farm to the people of Detroit. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K w/employer match, Employee Assistance Program, Short Term Disability, Group Life Insurance, Long term disability (Company Paid) , Paid Time Off, and Parental Leave 

Join a growing industry and find other open positions with Planted Detroit on their website. 

Zingerman’s Delicatessen

Known for their larger-than-life sandwiches and devotion to great service, Zingerman’s operates 13 individual businesses in Ann Arbor and Dexter, MI. With positions available at their original deli, creamery, farm & event venue, and more, their range of positions offers something for everyone excited about great food and providing excellent customer service. 

Benefits: Company contribution to health insurance (for full time crew after 90 days of service), 401k match (after eligibility requirements are met), Employee Meals, Discounts at Zingerman’s businesses (for all, Paid training, Paid time off, 25% reimbursement on any massage

Find other open positions with Zingermans on their website. 

Avalon International Breads 

Celebrating 25 years as the “Hearth and Soul” of Detroit, Avalon International Breads is a community focused organization that bakes great bread and pastries. With their football field sized bakehouse, two cafes in Detroit, and one in Ann Arbor, Avalon requires a team of hardworking individuals dedicated to their mission of eating well and doing good. 

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Vision & Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, Employee Discounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance 

Find other open positions with Avalon International Breads on their website. 

By the way, Taste the Local Difference is hiring too! From regional account executives to a social media coordinator, we are looking to expand our team at TLD. Check out our job listings here.

Emma Beauchamp is the former Editor in Chief for Taste the Local Difference.

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