August 26, 2015

Meat School: start-to-finish Sausage Making Class

Sausage Making Class
Thursday, September 24, 6-8:30pm
Meaty snacks and libations will be served! 

The Smoking Goose team is dishing the butcher's secrets to sausage making and helping participants make their own sausage from start to finish. Together we'll butcher, grind, spice, mix, stuff, and smoke old-school, handmade encased meat treats. Dress the part as we'll provide your butcher's uniform, and take home sausages we make during class!

Reservations required: $120 per person includes a hearty spread of snacks & drinks plus lots of sausage and a butcher's hat to take home. Goose Guild Members get 15% OFF registration!


The fine print: $50 deposit per participant is due at registration. This nonrefundable and nonexchangeable deposit will be applied to the total class cost which is due no later than 24 hours prior to the class.

Plans change? 
While the registration deposit is nonrefundable and cannot be applied to a different class, please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend the class so that the balance will not be charged to your card: 317-638-MEAT (6328)

August 10, 2015

NEW positions as we grow: NOW HIRING

How to Apply


All applicants are encouraged to apply in person Monday--Friday, 8am to 4pm, at Smoking Goose: 407 N. Dorman St. Indianapolis IN 46202

Applicants who cannot apply in person may submit cover letter and resume to jobs [at] smokinggoose.com 

No phone calls or social media inquiries please.

Curehouse Coordinator
Full Time

Duties include managing all aspects of Smoking Goose's Aging Room including organization, monitoring progress, and product rotation. Excellent attention to detail and communication skills are required as the Curehouse Coordinator works closely with both the Production Team and Sales Team. 

Applicants must have an eye for consistency and quality as well as the ability to work in a cold environment and do some heavy lifting. Experience is not required, though applicants with prior experience are encouraged to apply. Training is provided.

Packaging Assistant
Full Time

Duties includes portioning, packaging, and labeling of Smoking Goose products. Applicants must have an eye for consistency and quality as well as the ability to work in a cold environment and do some heavy lifting.  Experience is not required and training is provided.

Cutting & Curing Assistant
Full Time

Duties include knife work by hand using traditional seam butchery techniques (breaking down whole proteins into subprimals, trimming boneless subprimals, and cutting trim) as well as executing the daily responsibilities of curing, brining, and overhauling products. 

Applicants must have an eye for consistency and quality as well as the ability to work in a cold environment and do some heavy lifting. Experience is not required, though applicants with prior experience are encouraged to apply. Training is provided.


Sanitation Position
Full Time

In addition to washing tools & equipment from our USDA-inspected smokehouse & production facility, this hourly position also includes facility upkeep and general cleaning/sanitation duties in office areas, restrooms, and retail space.


How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply in person Monday--Friday, 8am to 4pm, at Smoking Goose: 407 N. Dorman St. Indianapolis IN 46202

Applicants who cannot apply in person may submit cover letter & resume to jobs [at] smokinggoose.com 

No phone calls or social media inquiries please.

July 27, 2015

Dorman St. Meat Locker: New Hours

We're growing! Thanks to your support, the demand for our meat treats is increasing on a massively meaty scale. As our production area expands and our wholesale partners increase, we're excited to announce that our Dorman St. Meat Locker will begin hosting massive, monthly Meat Sales!

While we're preparing for these monthly Meat Sale blowouts, our Dorman St. Meat Locker is closed to the public. Stay tuned for more details and save the date: see you Saturday, August 29!


Meat School: Whole Hog Butchering Class August 20

Thursday, August 20, 6-8:30pm 
Meaty snacks and libations will be served!

Get behind the butcher's table as we go from nose to tail.


Together the class will break down a whole hog by hand through traditional, seam butchery techniques. Participants can take home a prime selection of the pork we'll be butchering that evening. Dress the part as we'll provide a your butcher's uniform including a Smoking Goose butcher's hat for you to take home along with your porcine treats!

Reservations required: click here to register$150 per person includes a hearty spread of snacks & drinks plus lots of fresh pork and a butcher's hat to take home.

The fine print: $50 deposit per participant is due at registration. This nonrefundable and nonexchangeable deposit will be applied to the total class cost which is due no later than 24 hours prior to the class.

Plans change? 
While the registration deposit is nonrefundable and cannot be applied to a different class, please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend the class so that the balance will not be charged to your card: 317-638-MEAT (6328).

July 14, 2015

Superlative Swine: Employee of the Quarter is Luz!

From Luz's supervisor, Reziel:

From day one, she has been a solid part of Smoking Goose. Not only does Luz work hard, but she is always working smarter. She cares about the quality of work she represents and is usually the first to point out anything out of the ordinary. She is always pleasant to talk to and has so many great stories about Mexico. She is also always making everyone hungry with tales of her cooking. Luz has proven herself to be a great Goose!

Luz was voted Superlative Swine this quarter by Smoking Goose managers and gets to enjoy a generous Sun King Brewing gift card!

July 8, 2015

Meat School Summer Session: Sausage Making Class

Sausage Making Class
Thursday, July 23, 6-8:30pm
Meaty snacks and libations will be served! 

The Smoking Goose team is dishing the butcher's secrets to sausage making and helping participants make their own sausage from start to finish. Together we'll butcher, grind, spice, mix, stuff, and smoke old-school, handmade encased meat treats. Dress the part as we'll provide your butcher's uniform, and take home sausages we make during class!

Reservations required: $120 per person includes a hearty spread of snacks & drinks plus lots of sausage and a butcher's hat to take home. Goose Guild Members get 15% off registration!


The fine print: $50 deposit per participant is due at registration. This nonrefundable and nonexchangeable deposit will be applied to the total class cost which is due no later than 24 hours prior to the class.

Plans change? 
While the registration deposit is nonrefundable and cannot be applied to a different class, please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend the class so that the balance will not be charged to your card: 317-638-MEAT (6328)

June 19, 2015

Be a meat ambassador: NEW full & part position available UPDATED 7.15.15

How to Apply


All applicants are encouraged to apply in person 
Monday--Friday, 8am to 4pm, 

Applicants who cannot apply in person may submit cover letter & resume to jobs [at] smokinggoose.com 

No phone calls or social media inquiries please.

Retail & Guest Services UPDATE: position has been filled
Full Time

Smoking Goose seeks a meat ambassador to develop our retail storefront, the Dorman St. Meat Locker. Duties include organizing events and tastings, collaborating with local partners, leading in-house tours, and working closely with the Sales Team for promotions, holiday features, and more.


Other responsibilities include working weekly Meat Locker shifts and fulfilling online orders for shipping.

Working in our Dorman St. Meat Locker is kinda like hosting a meat party: greeting guests, preparing small plates and snacks to order, stocking and merchandising to make displays look enticing, and sharing the delicious details about Smoking Goose's salumi, sausages, and smoked meats. 

Working schedule includes office hours during weekdays plus Meat Locker  shifts:
Friday 11-8:30pm
Saturday 11:30am-8:30pm 

If you're a people person with a passion for great food and service, we would like to *meat* you!

Purchasing Position UPDATE: position has been filled
Full Time

General responsibilities include inventory management, procurement, sourcing, receiving, and storage of products and materials. Experience with inventory management systems and Microsoft Excel are a plus. 

Shipping Position UPDATE: position has been filled

Full Time

This position includes communicating effectively with our Packaging Staff, Sales Staff, and preferred carriers to efficiently coordinate outgoing and incoming orders. Excellent attention to detail is required. The ability to consistently meet deadlines, work in a cold environment, and do some heavy lifting is needed. Previous experience is preferred but not required.

Sausage & Salumi Assistant UPDATE: position has been filled
full time (however part-time may be considered for the right candidate)

Duties include portioning & cutting proteins, mixing spice blends, stuffing sausage casings, managing the smoker, tying and hanging cured meats, tending products in the Smoking Goose Aging Room, and more

Applicants must have an eye for consistency and quality as well as the ability to work in a cold environment and do some heavy lifting. Experience is not required, though applicants with prior experience are encouraged to apply. Training is provided. 

Cutting & Curing Assistant
Full Time (however part-time may be considered for the right candidate)

Duties include knife work by hand using traditional seam butchery techniques (breaking down whole proteins into subprimals, trimming boneless subprimals, and cutting trim) as well as executing the daily responsibilities of curing, brining, and overhauling products. 

Applicants must have an eye for consistency and quality as well as the ability to work in a cold environment and do some heavy lifting. Experience is not required, though applicants with prior experience are encouraged to apply. Training is provided.

Production Supervisor UPDATE: position has been filled
Full Time

General Responsibilities
• Make Smoking Goose products according to company specifications, formulas, and training
• Manage the Fermentation Chamber and Aging Chamber
• Monitor and manage inventory + control trim and loss of product
• Train associates on proper cutting, slicing, packaging, labeling, and picking of product 
• Uphold food safety and quality assurance programs
• Serve “On Call” smoker shifts: typically one week in every eight weeks 

Supervisor Responsibilities
• Supervising a staff of 3-6 associates including communicating daily tasks
• Ensure products are of the highest quality and find outlet if standards are not met
• Oversee and execute all aspects of Ready-To-Eat production and shipping
• Lead by example in uniform, personal hygiene, attitude, and work ethic 


How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply in person 

Applicants who cannot apply in person may submit cover letter & resume to jobs [at] smokinggoose.com 

No phone calls or social media inquiries please.