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Would you like to join us on the Long Road? We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits.

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Would you like to join us on the Long Road?

Would you like to join us on the Long Road? We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits. From time to time, we look to grow our team to ensure that we can continue to create great spirits and great experiences at the distillery. Please take a moment to review our current open positions:

Open Positions

CREATING GREAT SPIRITS AND GREAT EXPERIENCES IN GRAND RAPIDS, GRAND HAVEN AND BEYOND.

Line Cook

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Rapids
Supervisor: Chef
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly

Long Road Distillers in Grand Rapids is looking to add a Line Cook to our talented, energetic, and creative kitchen team. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits, food, and level of service. We are looking for a self-starter who will quickly amass an in-depth familiarity with the kitchen’s operations so that they may assist the Executive Chef and Prep Cook in preparing appetizers and entrees, maintaining a clean working environment, and ensuring the highest quality experience for our customers and guests.

  • Be precise and detail oriented
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with prep cooks, wait staff and Chef
  • Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, hot environment
  • Flexibility with job duties and shifts, willing to arrive 10 minutes prior to assigned shift
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment and safety best practices
  • Knowledge of cooking procedures
  • Manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills
  • Prior experience in related food service positions preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):

  • Correctly prepare all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders
  • Prepare food in collaboration with Executive Chef so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is achieved and preserved
  • Keep work area neat and clean at all times; clean equipment used in food preparation
  • Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards.
  • Observe proper food preparation and handling techniques
  • Wash dishes and pots and operate dish washing equipment
  • Empty trash containers as required
  • Maintain a friendly work environment through constant, positive communication

Prep Cook

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Rapids
Supervisor: Chef
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly

Long Road Distillers in Grand Rapids is looking to add a Prep Cook to our talented, energetic, and creative kitchen team. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits, food, and level of service. We are looking for a self-starter who will quickly amass an in-depth familiarity with the kitchen’s operations so that they may assist the Executive Chef and BOH team in preparing appetizers and entrees, maintaining a clean working environment, and ensuring the highest quality experience for our customers and guests.

  • Be precise and detail oriented
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with prep cooks, wait staff and Chef
  • Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, hot environment
  • Flexibility with job duties and shifts, willing to arrive 10 minutes prior to assigned shift
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment and safety best practices
  • Knowledge of cooking procedures
  • Manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills
  • Prior experience in related food service positions preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):

  • Correctly prepare all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders
  • Prepare food in collaboration with Executive Chef so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is achieved and preserved
  • Keep work area neat and clean at all times; clean equipment used in food preparation
  • Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards.
  • Observe proper food preparation and handling techniques
  • Wash dishes and pots and operate dish washing equipment
  • Empty trash containers as required
  • Maintain a friendly work environment through constant, positive communication

Bartender / Server

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Rapids
Supervisor: General Manager
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly + Tips

Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids is adding a bartender to our talented, energetic, and creative team. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits and level of service. We are dedicated to creating an exemplary experience for each and every customer, and need your help to accomplish that. We are looking for a self-starter who will quickly amass an in-depth familiarity with Long Road’s spirits and signature cocktails, as well as the operations of our bar and dining area. As the first line of service at Long Road, our bartenders must be able to educate customers on our spirits, from the milling of the grain, all the way to the glass as part of a proper cocktail.

  • Positive interpersonal skills required
  • Previous bartending experience required
  • Excellent verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while following detailed instructions
  • In-depth knowledge of craft spirits and cocktails desired

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):

  • Mix drinks, cocktails and other bar beverages as ordered and in accordance with LRD recipes and standards
  • Greet guests, take beverage orders directly from guests and from other service staff
  • Check identification of guests to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol
  • Collect payment for drinks and food orders served and balance all receipts
  • Ensure that assigned bar area is fully equipped with tools and products needed for serving guests prior to each shift and as needed
  • Serve snacks and food items to guests seated at bar as needed
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of spirits, cocktails, and food menu in order to answer questions or educate guests on LRD process and mission
  • Maintain a clean working area by sweeping, cleaning, and sanitizing as needed
  • Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards

Packaging Assistant

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Rapids
Supervisor: Production Team / Canning Specialist
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly

Long Road Distillers is a pioneering craft distillery committed to producing top-quality spirits and ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and community engagement, we strive to deliver exceptional products that reflect our passion for craftsmanship and excellence. As we continue to expand our offerings and reach, we are seeking a dedicated Packaging Assistant to join our production team.

The Packaging Assistant will play a crucial role in the operational efficiency of Long Road Distillers by assisting with the canning of RTD cocktails and bottling of spirits. This part-time position is ideal for individuals who are detail-oriented, efficient, and eager to contribute to the success of a dynamic team.

This is a part-time position. The Packaging Assistant will be required to work flexible hours, primarily between the hours of 7am-5pm with some evenings possible, depending on production schedules. Long Road Distillers offers competitive wages, a supportive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth within the company.

  • Relevant experience in a production or manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • Basic mechanical skills and the ability to operate machinery safely.
  • Good physical condition, capable of lifting up to 50 lbs and standing for extended periods.
  • Team-oriented with excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn and grow within the company.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist in the setup, operation, and cleanup of canning and bottling lines, ensuring a smooth and efficient workflow.
  • Perform quality checks on products during the packaging process to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Carefully handle products and packaging materials to minimize waste and damage.
  • Label and package finished products accurately for distribution.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment, adhering to safety and sanitation protocols.
  • Assist with inventory management, including counting and organizing supplies and finished goods.
  • Collaborate with the production team to troubleshoot any issues that arise during the packaging process.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to support the production team.

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