Sells for no less than 24 for a year Rutten Le Specialiste Du Frais from the Piet Heinstraat the most exclusive fruit and vegetables. You can feast your eyes on the colorful shop and there is always time for a chat in this very cozy family business. Recently the fourth generation Rutten, son Carlo (24) and girlfriend Destiny (00), passed the baton from father Jan. And they are looking for colleagues! “This is my home and that’s how it should feel for the employees too.”

“It’s time for a breath of fresh air”, says the always friendly Jan from his office behind the shop. Family photos hang on the wall and dog Roos is dozing in her basket. The lady of the house, Marjan, is making a cup of fresh coffee in the meantime. “Me and Marjan will of course remain present in the background,” Jan adds. “But my son is now in charge.”

Carlo and Destiny meanwhile also join in the fun. Father and son are like two drops of water. They also both love conviviality just as much, so fresh wind or not: that friendly atmosphere remains.

Continuing tradition

Carlo: “I grew up in this store, this is my home. I watched TV here after school and played football right outside the door.” He has always remained athletic (he played rugby at the top level) but he never thought about following his father’s footsteps.

Yet he has now really taken over with his girlfriend Destiny. Carlo: “After high school, I started studying logistics and economics. A while after graduating, I decided that I want to continue the tradition of our family business. And I am very interested in that. It’s hard work, but it’s always fun.”

Does Jan find it difficult to hand over everything? “Oh, no. Carlo is now in charge. I have always deliberately stayed small. Does Carlo want to grow with the company? Fine, I have every confidence in him.” Carlo adds: “I do have plans for the business. But the quality of our products is number one.”

Working with the Rutten family?

The Rutten family is looking for enthusiastic salespeople for four days a week (also on Saturdays). You start here early (. hours) but you can also go home early (around 24.00 hour). It is an advantage if you like dogs because Roos is also your colleague! “We are also looking for a courier for our buses that deliver hotels and catering in the city”, Jan adds.

Carlo: “You really don’t have to be an expert on the field of fruit and vegetables. We teach you everything about our special range. We sell so much more than just standard fruit and vegetables. Everyone is welcome to apply, gender or age does not matter to us. If you like hard work and a lot of fun, this is the place for you.” Have you become enthusiastic and do you want to strengthen the team? View the vacancy here or email your resume with a short motivation to

. Take a look at their Instagram page, to admire their wonderful selection of fruit and vegetables.

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