Job Overview

Join Fresh French Fries (FFF) at the Minnesota State Fair.
It's the best summer job you'll ever have!

Founded in 1973, Fresh French Fries (FFF) has been serving delicious, fresh-cut fries at the Minnesota State Fair for over 50 years now. Our first name is Fresh, and that's our top priority! We only use homegrown, potatoes from farms in Big Lake, Minnesota. Our commitment to freshness has made us a beloved institution at the fair, and must-stop tradition for fairgoers.

Over the years, our operation has grown from small, street-side portable booths to much larger, established buildings. As our buildings grew, so did our extended FFF family. Our FFF crew consists of newcomers and seasonsed crew members who have worked at FFF for 20+ years. Our diverse team continues to grow and change every year, but our product remains unchanged.

Fresh French Fries is looking for seasonal employees to join our team at the 2024 Minnesota State Fair. The Seasonal Employee is a role where you will serve our patrons at either our Midway or Dairy location on the Minnesota State Fair grounds by making Fresh French Fries and serving cold drinks.

Applicants considering applying should have a positive attitude, be enthusiastic and enjoy working with all types of people. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and prior experience working in the food service service industry or the willingness to learn.

The Minnesota State Fair takes place August 22, 2024, through September 2, 2024.

  • Fairgrounds Admission Hours are :7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Labor Day.
  • FFF operational hours or scheduled hours will typically be betweem 8 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. (Midnight). Please provide us with your availability accordingly.
    *** FFF pays for your fair entrance ticket to work your shift. With that being said, shifts are scheduled for a minimum of 6 hours per day. Only indicate availability for a day that you can commit to working 6 hours or more.**
    *** Scheduling is based on your availability and the needs of the FFF operation.**

Application & Hiring Information:
*** Upon being hired, you will receive your employment onboarding infomation electronically via 7Shifts.**
*** You will input and manage your availability via the 7Shifts app**
*** You will complete hiring and onboarding documentation via the 7Shifts app.**
*** Make sure to select which location you prefer to work at - Midway or Dairy! (There are two FFF locations on the fairgrounds).**
*** There will be a short/informative training one week prior to the fair. You will obtain your fair entrance tickets, uniform and other information at this meeting.**

Compensation Expectations - Starting hourly wage + bonuses + tips: You will receive an hourly wage along with tips, and FFF bonus potential throughout the 12 days of the MN State Fair. Our crew members on average earn $13 - $18+ an hour, which includes wages, tips and bonuses.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
· Serve – Serve Fresh French Fries and ice cold beverages to customers, utilizing the Clover Point of Sale (POS) system to complete each sale. Engage customers and their families; you are the face of FFF when in this role.
· Prep – Light to heavy lifting (up to 50lbs) of potatoes into peeling machine, operating hydraulic cutter (if over the age of 18), and filling baskets with fresh cut fries.
· Cook/Fry - Working around multiple hot fryers in a very fast paced environment, safety and cleanliness are key. You will be responsible for moving hot fryer baskets through fryers and ultimately placing freshly cooked fries into serving pans. Communicate with servers.
· Clean and stock - Clean and sanitize all work areas and customer-seating areas. Clean and fill ketchup pumps, beverage tubs, napkin holders, salt shakers, and malt vinegar bottles.
General Expectations:
***** Help customers by describing the details of the product and answer any questions they may have, such as dietary needs or providing allergen information.

  • Actively update, check and utilize the 7shifts Application throughout the 12 days of the fair for all communications and shift information.
  • Promote safety and cleanliness. Do not utilize mobile devices or earbuds while working inside the building.
  • Follow through on your commitments and the schedule, we are a team.


  • At least some High School education
  • Excellent verbal communications skills
  • Ability to follow all safe food handling procedures and sanitation practices.
  • Ability to count money/change and recognize counterfeit currency.
    · Ability to serve customers quickly, efficiently and kindly
    · Ability to lift 25 pounds at a time
    · Must be able to stand for long periods, bend, lift, and reach over your head.
    *** You will be provided with a fair entrance ticket to enter the fairgrounds for each of your shifts. You are free to enjoy the MN State before or after your shift and on your breaks.**
    *** Work with your family and friends; or make new friends.**
    *** You will receive tips for the shifts you work and will be eligible to receive bonuses.**
    *** French Fries and fountain beverages are always available to employees during their shifts.**
    *** Your efforts and hardwork will be celebrated at the end of the MN State Fair with an exclusive party for all FFF crew members. Our FFF Fry Party takes place after the fair ends each year. in addition to food, drinks and music you will have opportunities to win prizes and may even be named the 2024 Fry King or 2024 Fry Queen!**

_Apply by Saturday, August 3rd, 2024 for priority consideration and scheduling_*

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