Brand Ambassador

Are you interested in changing the way people think about food? Are you dedicated to innovation and creativity? Well then Back to the Roots would love to have you aboard! We're undoing foods one household at a time, and we need your assistance.  

About Back to the Roots

Back to the Roots is an Oakland, California based company founded in 2009 by two UC Berkeley seniors, Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora, who gave up corporate jobs to become urban mushroom farmers. Since that time, Back to the Roots has evolved from a single product to a thriving business dedicated to the disruptive proposition of "undoing food" through the creation of innovative products that inspire curiosity and reconnect families to their food.

Our first product was the Mushroom Kit that allowed anyone to grow fresh, organic mushrooms right out of a little brown box in just ten days. We recently launched the AquaFarm, a self-cleaning fish tank that grows food. Our products are sold in thousands of locations including Whole Foods, Costco, Nordstrom, The Home Depot, Target, World Market, Petco, Loblaw, Wegman's, Fresh Market, Safeway, Kroger, Urban Outfitters, Sam's Club, Crate & Barrel and many other fine retail locations nationwide. Back to the Roots was a Martha Stewart American Made Awards winner and named as one of Forbes 25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands.

Back to the Roots is now working towards re-defining the "future of food" - one that is all about the "undoing of food" back to its simplest ingredients and least processed versions. How do we create and promote food that is made in a kitchen not a lab, and reconnect families back to their food? Our R&D team isn't biochemists and food scientists, it's our grandparents! We think there's a powerful movement that's just starting up around simplicity and un-doing. It is our vision that what "organic brands" were for baby-boomers, radically transparent and simple brands will be for millennials and our kids. Food is the most personal thing there is - it's what we put into our bodies 3x a day - and yet we're so disconnected from it and have so much trust around "new invented foods". We know what works, simple, real food and ingredients - we want to inspire a whole new generation to get excited about that! :)


  • Represent the Back to the Roots brand at in-store demos, primarily at Whole Foods locations
  • Track Performance of demos, collect emails, collect customer feedback (via google docs tools provided for you),and work with retail team to implement improvements.
  • Create and maintain relationships with grocery team leaders, as well as potential partner brands.
  • Attend events on behalf of Back to the Roots

    Necessary Qualifications

  • Comfort with adapting to various Apps & Google Docs - we use it extensively
  • Hardworking and ambitious with entrepreneurial mindset
  • Outgoing and comfortable with speaking to strangers, a people person
  • Energetic and excited about natural food, and helping to build brands
  • Ability to act independently and remotely
  • Must be highly organized and have strong attention to detail
  • Must have access to a car and smartphone
  • Most importantly, you are passionate about what we're doing at Back to the Roots!
  • ** Must be able to work weekends. $18 per hour + bonus structure + mileage 

    How to Apply

    To apply please send your resume and cover letter outlining why you would be a good fit to jobs@backtotheroots.com with "Brand Ambassador" in the subject line. Please indicate which city for which you are applying.