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123 N. Hill St
South Bend, IN 46617



We are Occasionally hiring good people that care about good food for the cashier and cook positions.  We are always accepting applications.  If you are interested in being a part of one of the coolest places in town - and thrive in a collaborative and cooperative environment - please download, fill out and drop off your application.

Current Needs

Prepared Foods Manager

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Greg Koehler, General Manager, Purple Porch Co-op, 123 N. Hill St., South Bend, IN 46617 - or by email  Purple Porch Co-op in downtown South Bend is seeking applicants for an experienced Prepared Foods Manager.  Must have

  • demonstrated experience managing a kitchen staff and
  • a passion to grow a business that aims to provide great tasting food focusing on local and organic ingredients.

Manager will also nurture a fun collaborative environment that provides excellent customer service.

Please view the Job Description.

Cook Openers and Closers

Please fill out an application and drop it off at 123 N. Hill St. or email it to  You may also come in and fill out an application.

Who should apply: Candidates with experience in commercial kitchens, an enthusiasm for local food and sustainability, exceptional cleanliness and attention to detail. The ideal candidates will be flexible in their willingness to perform a variety of duties with a positive attitude. The ability to work early mornings or evenings during the week and some weekends, provide excellent customer service, and attention to detail is a must. Current or former Serve-Safe training and knowledge of allergy safe food handling is a bonus.

Position is part time and starts at $10.10/hour.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Customer service
  • Preparation and creation of hot and cold food dishes
  • Some baking
  • Maintaining cafe and salad bar items
  • Cleaning and Organizing