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We have had a dream of running a family-owned business for over 20 years.

Advancing Nutrition In Hickory Since 2005

Active Edge Nutrition planted a seed in 2005 after conferring with local fitness professionals to develop a nutrition program that would help their clients achieve fitness goals. After a couple of years of developing our concept, we moved to our current location in Viewmont in 2007. 

Our Menu's Journey: Small Business, Big Heart, and Even Tastier Bites

Our initial business model had us primarily specializing in prepared meals and snacks, with healthier, great tasting catering options available. Our expansion to allow for dine in meal service occurred later, and we currently serve lunch Monday through Friday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

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Benefits Of Working At Center Street Eats

  • Flexibility with scheduling. great opportunities for full time staff, for students, stay at home parent, or retiree looking to work around their already hectic schedules.  All day shifts, all the time!!!  
  • Fresh, great tasting food. we have an outstanding reputation in our community.
  • Most weekends off – we only require staff to work an occasional Saturday–only about 1 x per month…
  • No late nights. typical shifts are;
    • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, , 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, noon – 6:00 p, 11:00 am – 7:15 pm, 3:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Daily meal provided.
  • Opportunity for growth & advancement. All of our key staff have been promoted from within.
  • Join our fun, professional team, eager to serve our guests and satisfy their needs.  Our clients love us!!  Wholesome environment. 
  • Monthly bonus for key employees.
  • Opportunity for positive “lifestyle change” with our healthy meals and fitness/wellness benefit.
  • Company paid hospitality & wellness training programs available
    • Serve safe sanitation certification
    • Nutrition certification
    • Personal trainer certification
    • Other programs available upon interest
  • Sample great tasting and healthful meals and snacks every day.
  • Monthly meal discount. Full time staff get $50 credit each month on their account to use in addition to their daily allowance. Part time staff receives an allowance as well.
  • Referral program. $100 cash for qualified applicants our existing staff recommend to us.  New employee also gets $100.  Referring employee also gets an additional $100 after employment goals attained by new staff.
  • Fitness & wellness account. Spend time each week/month doing physical activities you enjoy doing: working out, yoga, ju jitsu, etc.  We’ll pay a stipend each month for full time staff participating in this program
  • Quarterly company sponsored activities; fall social, Crawdad’s baseball game, Sunday brunch at a local restaurant.
  • Staff retention bonus; paid out in December based on years of service. $100 for each year of service for full time staff.  Part-time staff also receive a bonus.
  • Company provided uniform. 
  • CSE is closed the week “around the 4th of July” and the week between Christmas and New Years Day” each year for staff to recharge and enjoy family activities.
  • Paid vacation for full-time staff. 

Employment Positions

Most Positions Available As Full Or Part Time

  • Key staff / management trainee. competitive pay based on experience.
  • Food prep & production. Part time and full time positions available. Standard food preparation, as well as meal and snack prep.   Rate of pay $12 & up.
  • Made to order kitchen staff. Helping run the service line from during lunch each day.  $12 & up
  • Food expediter / runner. Help get food out quickly and efficiently to our clients from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm each day.  $10-$12 / hr + tips
  • $10 + tips (tips average $2 – $15/hr)
  • Prep & dish tank. Start out with basic food prep and production in the kitchen, mixed with standard dish tank operator duties.  rate of pay $10-$12 / hr
  • Future raises based on productivity, availability, and reliability.

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