A typical day at Dean & Deluca is very busy & face paced. I learned something new like being a BARISTA.I gained better customer service skills.
Barista/Cashier (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 18, 2015
Very busy place to work & always filled with tourist from around the globe. The job can be pretty demanding at time. I enjoyed learning something new while working for the company,like becoming a BARISTA and gaining many customers who particularly want me to make them a drink.My customer Service skills have gotten better for sure. Some co workers work harder than others. I worked very hard but felt overlooked. The hardest part of the job was during the rush for coffee because customers want it now & I always want to provide the best service to each and every customer.The management was pretty rude and unprofessional but I kept a positive attitude. I do appreciate being giving the job, but it is time I move on to bigger and better job opportunities.
no paid break, no daily raises, overworked and underpaid
Cheese and Charcuterie (Former Employee) – Leawood, KS – June 6, 2015
Everyone there is very friendly and everybody knew each other. The management is confusing at first but, definitely should be the way it is. My co-workers were awesome loved every moment of being there. I learned how to related with customers and how to better sell product.
Barista/Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – April 19, 2015
They pay people however they want to and not factoring the fact that in the end we are both doing the same thing. Managers need to get their heads out of their butts and listen to the employee for once, we're the ones actually dealing with the customers the most. Loved my coworkers great bunch to work with but i can't stand the managers.
Maintenance Supervisor/Technician (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 28, 2014
A typical work day consist of food preparation, and maintaining a clean work space, I started as a maintenance supervisor, and promoted to a driver. As a driver i delivered to every Dean & Deluca store's and to clients homes. I learned how to prepare and bake different foods.Most enjoyable part of my job, was interacting with customers and building relationship's with each individual client.
Merchandise Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 13, 2014
Everyday I go to work I feel a responsibility to uphold the highest standards for this iconic brand. We work in a loft near the SoHo location with a very small close knit team. We have fun, but work our tails off! It is a very tough job, and you never feel like you are getting everything done within a day. That only makes you strive harder. In that respect it's a tough environment. Then you sit down and do a cake tasting and realize what a privileged position it is.
seeing the best product in the world
communication because the majority of the team is in wichita.
Buyer/Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 21, 2013
Lot's and lot's of people to help. There was so much to learn as in any company. The quality of their gourmet products cannot be rivaled. I was part of management. So, my way was to give my staff the freedom to do their jobs without being micro - managed. I treated them the way that I wanted to be treated in any job position. My co-workers were very down to earth, knowledgeable of the food products in their departments and we all worked together. The hardest part of the job was dealing with a customer who woke up that morning and decided that nothing was going to please him or her They were determined to make an employee's life miserable for a moment. We were dealing with the public and the employee who has the patience.to deal with the public, is worth more than gold. Holidays were the most enjoyable for me. Colorful, exciting products are being beautifully wrapped and delivered as gifts.
for me, i love international foods.
very long hours (66 hours weekly) and standing for long periods at a time.
Porter (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – August 6, 2013
Long and hard days, very unorganized. The coworkers are very nice people just trying to make a living. The management is very mean and doesn't care about their employees. The hardest part of the job is the fact that there are no raises. You work hard and come to work everyday and it doesn't pay off. There is no joy.
Department Head, Buyer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – April 15, 2013
A wonderful opportunity to utilize both my food knowledge, and management ability. I learned even more about food and people here, by managing people from many cultures as well as their foods and cultures. I enjoyed purchasing foods from all around the world and presenting them for sale to the people of Goergetown and Washington D.C.
Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Saint Helena, CA – January 4, 2013
Working at Dean and Deluca was an experience I will never forget. They were always over staffed in the mornings and understaffed in the evening. My co-workers for the most part were really enjoyable to work with. It was a very high paced work place the hardest part of my job was not having enough people working in our department during a rush. The easiest part of my job was prepping food for the deli case and salad bar.
30% off anything in the store. being able to interact with customers
Cheese/Charcuterie Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 4, 2012
I LOVED THIS JOB A LOT BECAUSE IT OPENED A DIFFERENT WAY OF LOOKING AT FOOD. THAT YOU DONT NEED TO EAT A FULL MEAL EVERY DAY. A FEW DELICIOUS CUBES OF CHEESE. A FEW SLICES OF PROSCUITTO. OR A THIN SLICE OF PATE. AND THATS ALL YOU NEED. MAYBE A FEW OLIVES HERE AND THERE!! IT DID MAKE ME APPRECIATE THE FINER ELEMENTS IN FOOD AND IM THANKFUL TO HAVE HAD THIS EXPERIENCE.
welcomes you into a foodies paradise
you better have some money to spend in that paradise!!
Associate (Former Employee) – SoHo, New York – October 8, 2012
Management are very cold hearted and talk to the people that work under them unprofessionally. Other associates are nice and work together very well. a Typical day is going in setting up shop, getting tasks done within a certain time frame, and helping customers. The hardest part about the job is getting tasks done within a certain time frame with only so much man power. The enjoyable part about the job is discovering new foods and enjoy new experiences.
Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 15, 2012
This company is a great place to learn because they give you the opportunity to move foward in the company but with less pay. I was abel to learn how to manage a store by lerning every single manager duties that needed to be done and also still supervised the employees