I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual restaurant concept that offers traditional mac & cheese, and sandwiches with health-conscious options, announced that the new Palm Springs location will hold a drop-in job fair on Wednesday, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to fill potentially 50 positions. The fair will be held at 650-2 Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs in the executive suites next door to Koffi Central. Applicants do not need to reserve specific times for interviews but are encouraged to bring a resume and dress to impress. Positions to be filled include Team Members and Shift Supervisors which feature competitive benefits and wages. Previous food service experience is preferred, but the management team of I Heart Mac & Cheese is committed to providing opportunities for applicants that are often overlooked, including people with special needs, seniors, veterans, people on Social Security, and people from ‘second chance’ programs including persons who have previous criminal convictions. When it opens, the restaurant will be the first I Heart Mac & Cheese location in California. The first day of work will be June 15, 2022 and offer letters will be sent no later than June 6. Resumes may be submitted in advance at job@bmcfoodhq.com or visit Indeed.com for a virtual interview.

“We are seeking a diverse team to join the I Heart Mac & Cheese family,” said Blu Bryan, CEO and Founder of BMC Foods, franchisee of the new restaurant. “I am personally dedicated to hiring an inclusive team and seek employees who will engage with our customers and go above and beyond to ensure that each guest leaves happy and excited to return. We believe in investing in our team members and their futures and offer opportunities to learn leadership and management skills to support fulfilling careers. We offer advancement opportunities to current employees and regularly promote from within. If applicants are seeking a fulfilling career and seeking an opportunity to do meaningful work with people who care, then I Heart Mac & Cheese is the place for them.”

Team Members will provide each guest with excellent customer service and attention to detail. Strong knowledge of the menu will be essential, and all employees will be required to perform all restaurant positions, including, but not limited to, cashier, food assembler, dishwasher, and preparation of food items. Team Members are preferred to have prior restaurant industry experience, have the ability to listen and follow directions, and demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment.

Shift Leaders will be trained to perform all the duties performed by the Team Members with additional responsibility for directing the daily operations of the restaurant in the absence of the restaurant owner, District Manager, or General Manager. Shift Leaders will be responsible for compliance with company standards in all areas of operation including product preparation and delivery, customer relations, restaurant maintenance, team management, and other duties as required or assigned.

Benefits for Team Members and Shift Leaders include health insurance (including dental and vision), paid vacation days, paid sick days, a 401K matching program, life insurance, shift meals, a uniform (with cleaning allowances), a wellness program, a Verizon mobile phone discount program, Charity Matching, and other benefits. Applicants are encouraged to view the “Who We Are” instructional video at youtu.be/NDtvB6tuMos.

The BMC Foods management team is committed to ensuring that the business is an integral part of the Coachella Valley community. It incorporates compassion, understanding, and progressive thinking in its hiring practices and is committed to creating a workplace culture where everyone is treated with honor, dignity, and respect. It embodies core values such as inclusion, compassion, philanthropy, quality, leadership, and teamwork. BMC Foods plans to open several restaurants soon.

Giving back is critically important to the success of the organization. BMC Foods has integrated the concept of giving back into all of its business practices. For every new BMC Foods restaurant opening of an I Heart Mac & Cheese location, BMC Foods will donate $10,000 to a local community partner located near the new I Heart Mac & Cheese restaurant. In addition to institutional philanthropy, employees are empowered and encouraged to practice personal philanthropy as they conduct their work through the RAK Program (Random Acts of Kindness) where each cashier will be prompted to give a free meal to one customer each shift.

For millions of people, a nourishing meal is a critical need. That is why BMC Foods created the I Heart Mac & Cheese Community Shared Table Program, an initiative to help the community fight hunger. Through this exciting program, BMC Foods will donate surplus food to local soup kitchens, shelters, and other nonprofits throughout Southern California.