Knifewear has spent the last 15 years offering Canada the widest selection of Japanese kitchen knives, sharpening supplies, and cookware. We love sharpening knives and teaching people how to safely use or sharpen them during our in-store classes. We are a shop about food, and we believe a good knife can get people excited about cooking. We also think that the retail shopping experience should be excellent. We build community through our store and events that gather people who enjoy food, cooking, and hand-crafted tools.
Knifewear offers a rewarding career, and many staff stay with us for years. Our strong training program will teach you our brand of service, which turns customers into fans who leave happier than when they arrived. You will learn a tonne about knives, steel, and cooking. You will also become an amazing knife sharpener. Most of all, you will be part of an awesome team where people enjoy their jobs!
We go above and beyond not only the norms of customer service but also those of employment. Knifewear offers an above average salary, consistent scheduling, health benefits, performance bonuses, profit-sharing, and product discounts.
About You & How to Apply:
We're looking for staff who are interested in offering people genuine hospitality. Please apply if you like getting to know new people, appreciate craftsmanship and storytelling, value quality, and being part of a strong team.
We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and safe space for any and all who come through our doors—staff and customers alike. Knifewear welcomes applications from people of any and all backgrounds including, but not limited to, racialized persons; refugees, newcomers, and immigrant persons; two-spirit, LGBTQ+ and gender non-binary persons, and persons with disabilities. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you can access and complete the submissions process by reaching out to [email protected].
Our favourite type of people:
- Love food; either cooking it or eating it.
- Balance creativity and action.
- Are driven to contribute and bring solutions to the problems they come across.
- Are interested in learning and take charge of their own success.
- Are personable and engaging.
- Want to help people make decisions that lead to positive interactions.
Along with your resume, we need to see a cover letter explaining your reasons for wanting this specific job. It is important for us to know why you applied to work at Knifewear and to get an idea of who you are.
Once we have your application, our hiring manager will reach out to you should they have any additional questions and next steps would be to schedule a phone interview. A successful phone conversation will result in at least one virtual meeting including the hiring manager and another member of the management team.
Please note that we will only be replying to applicants that we are interested in interviewing.
Thank you for your time so far and we look forward to talking with you.