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Position: Fishmonger + Retail Associate
Company: Hooked Inc.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Job Type: Full & Part Time
Compensation: based on experience and passion

Hooked Inc. is the knowledgeable fish store where the key to everything is respect.

Respect for our team and customers.
Respect for our fishers, fish farmers and their communities.
Respect for the fish we choose to buy and how we handle that fish.

Most importantly, respect for the preservation, protection and balance of our wild waters. We are proud to deal personally with our fishers, processors and fish farmers, both locally and internationally. This enables us to know exactly where our fish was caught, how and when. We handle all of our own freight to ensure that we have control of our fish from the moment the boat arrives at the dock.

Hooked Inc. was founded in 2011 and now has 3 locations around the city:

  • Leslieville - 888 Queen St. E.
  • Kensington Market - 206 Baldwin
  • West End - 18 Ripley Ave.


A fishmonger and retail associate attends to the fish preparation needs and wants of our customers, helping in the selection of the fish and advice on the different and best cooking techniques. Daily cutting and cleaning fish and other sea products, weighing, packaging, and finalizing the transaction with each customer. The fishmonger and retail operator will report directly to the Store Manager and/or the Assistant Store Manager.

Some of your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring our products are displayed and stored according to the appropriate temperature and conditions for fish, seafood and grocery merchandise
  • Learning to filet and handle fish responsibly within Hooked parameters
  • Working within strict sanitation parameters in managing a perishable inventory
  • Learning the ecology, biology and issues surrounding both wild and responsibly farmed fish
  • Participating in the creation and maintenance of a clean and healthy work environment, abiding to a strong discipline of health, safety and hygiene
  • Operating the POS system and processing payments
  • Properly stocking and merchandising all products within the store and storage areas


  • A love of food, fish, shellfish and cooking
  • Warm and professional customer service skills with a strong attention to detail
  • FOH/BOH restaurant experience and/or retail experience
  • Interest in learning Hooked fish cooking techniques and fisheries ecology
  • Be able to lift boxes of 30-50lbs
  • Be able to work weekends
  • Desire to learn
  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification required
  • Wants to still work in the food industry, but not necessarily with the hectic hours of a restaurant


  • After initial training you will be entitled to a staff discount on all products in all of our locations
  • Possibility of growth and learning about the different techniques of fishing and cooking
  • Clean and respectful workplace

We provide a fun, energetic and supportive working environment. We look forward to meeting you!

To Apply:

Please send us your resume and let us know why you’d like to work at Hooked. Send to

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

We sincerely thank all those who apply but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 9 2021    ID: 60220