Cafe, Deli and Salad Bar
It is the goal of Tidal Creek Co-op’s Kitchen to enhance our customers’ shopping experience by providing them with healthful, affordable, fresh and convenient food choices of the highest quality. Providing them with the best customer service experience goes hand in hand with this goal .
We are committed to providing the healthiest products for ourselves and our planet. We work to follow the Buyer’s Commitment adopted by the Co-op. This includes ensuring 100% hydrogenated oil-free shopping experience. We minimize the use of any products with GMOs or High Fructose Corn Syrup. Organic products are central to our department and we weigh carefully the choice between them and conventional products when availability or financial concerns cause us to make this choice.
Developing relationships with local food producers and companies that share the Co-op’s vision is also of central importance to us. We understand that our effort to bring well prepared fresh foods to our customers contributes to a larger ecological and cultural mission.
We are cognizant of customers’ health concerns and are committed to producing products that meet the various dietary requirements of this important clientele. We are also committed to the education of our staff to respond to these needs with correctness and carefulness.
We work with staff, Co op members and the community to minimize our waste through recycling and composting efforts. We strive to minimize the amount of packaging that we use and to co-operate with the NCGA in their vision to reduce the carbon footprint of the national co-op community by participating fully in their program.
We are committed to offering value to our customers while maintaining standards that meet the organization’s financial goals. We strive to maintain good work practices that minimize the waste created by our department and allow us to offer the highest quality foods at the most reasonable costs.
We strive to accomplish this in an environment that is positive for both customers and employees. We encourage our staff to participate fully in this experience.