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Butcher/Seafood Associate

Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

Job Type

Hourly, Full Time or Part Time

Description & Requirements

Position title: Butcher/Seafood Associate

Reports to: Butcher/Seafood Lead

Status: Hourly, Full Time or Part Time

Who we are: 

PDT Market is driven by the experience of eating, shopping, and learning. PDT Catering was built on a passion for quality food and service. We provide high quality scratch-made food and exceptional service for all your life’s events. These enterprises include a gourmet grocer, robust catering and events operations both on and off premise. Every memorable experience at pdt market begins behind the scenes with our culinary team’s commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine.

Position Summary: As a Butcher/Seafood Associate, you are responsible for assisting Market guests with their meat and seafood needs and fabricating meat and fish cuts for retail needs. Butcher/Seafood Associates are expected to follow all safety and sanitation regulations and PDT Market standards.

Essential Functions: 

  • assist Market guests with meat and seafood needs while providing exceptional customer service and knowledge of meat and fish product and cooking techniques

  • assist with daily production, packaging, and cleaning of meat/seafood department including all prefabricated, prepackaged meat/fish items, retail counter items, and ready to cook meat/fish options

  • assist with monitoring inventory of meat/fish stock items

  • assist with tracking of daily par levels and product rotation

  • training of meat and fish department associates 

  • follow company policies, standards, and recipes

  • follow ServSafe standards and health code policies

  • ensure products are properly labeled with item, date, and price

  • ensure meat and fish department is maintained neat, clean, and safe

  • communicate department needs to Butcher/Seafood Lead

  • other duties as assigned


  • previous experience preferred

  • ability to work quickly + efficiently in a fast-paced environment

  • basic math skills

  • knowledge of meat and fish products and cooking techniques

  • high school diploma or equivalent preferred

  • good oral and written communication 

  • good customer service skills

  • strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities 

  • highly responsible & reliable 

  • ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team 

  • ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times 

  • servsafe food handler certified (within 3 months)

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): 

  • constant standing and walking throughout shift 

  • frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs 

  • occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting 

  • occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps 

  • visa requirements: must be legally authorized to work in the United States


  • ability to use commercial equipment including (but not limited to) knives, fabrication equipment, scales, packaging machinery, and a cash register

  • ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays

  • reading comprehension - understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • active listening - giving full attention to what other people are saying.

  • writing - communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

  • speaking - talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • time management - managing one's own time and the time of others.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent. We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore PDT Market’s possibilities. By joining PDT Market every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality.

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