Our store philosophy
We are a quirky community food store that strives for old fashioned customer service. For over 25 years we have provided fresh fruit and veggies to the Bendigo community.
Just over 10 years ago Darren and Nicole Murphy became the shiny new owners. Their vision has seen Bendigo Wholefoods become a green grocer, delicatessen, kitchen nursery, providore and wholefoods cafe with a big focus on local and regional produce. We strive to bring an experience back to into shopping. It’s the place to get amongst it with the locals – you might even become one – don’t laugh, it has happened before
Areas of Interest
We are always on the look-out for people that have a strong interest or passion to work in the following areas of the shop: Local Fresh Seasonal Produce; Fresh Bread Daily and Special Diet Breads; Culinary Tourism; Global Cuisine; Health & Wellbeing; Kitchen Gardening; Homewares; Gifts; and Cookbooks…or that you have a passion or strong interest in wellbeing diets, baking and home making, preserving, fermenting, cooking, gardening, vegan and paleo cooking or even a bit of street food fun – adventure eating!
Roles at Wholefoods
Here are some of the areas of the store you may see yourself working:
- Customer service/retail
- Fresh produce
- Packing & bulk foods
- Project management & business development
- Online sales & online store management
- Marketing & social media
- Chef/cook/kitchen hand
- Cafe/hospo foodie
- Barista/ juicer
Expressions of Interest
When submitting a general ‘expression of interest’ to work at Bendigo Wholefoods & Wholefoods Kitchen please ensure you have a serious crack at your application from the start so we don’t have to play chicken & egg. Your email should include an attached cover letter and current CV. Your cover letter should have reference to a specific advertised job OR an expression of interest for particular employment (chef/cook, café hospo, customer service retail etc), so all the eggs are in the one basket. To avoid ruffling feathers, please include the hours you can and cannot work on a standard week and also note other commitments that will impact your employment throughout the coming year. This means there is less plucking about…. & you will go up the pecking order.
Current Roles Available
We currently have the following positions available:
FRESH PRODUCE MANAGER
Working closely with management team, overseeing fresh produce business unit performance – sourcing fresh, seasonal, local and organic produce for the retail shop, shop boxes, wholesale/trade and new online platform.
You must have an interest in food and like humans! What can you bring to the table?
- Salary position – Level 4 General Retail Award
- Generally rostered 5 1/2 days: Mon- Thurs 7:30am – 3:30pm; Fri 7:30am – 4pm; Sat: 7.30am-10.30am?
Send your application, including a cover letter and current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure you reference which job or area of the store you are applying for.