La Veta, Colorado
La Veta Farm to Table Culinary Internship Program
Dreaming of having your own farm and restaurant some day? Are you creative, motivated and love to cook with fresh, local organic food? Then we encourage you to participate in our Farm to Table Culinary Internship!
La Veta Farm to Table is a business dedicated to the local good food movement in the beautiful, mountain town of La Veta in rural South Central Colorado. Our new biodynamic farm that uses “deep organic”, no-till, permaculture methods to grow vibrant, super nutritious produce, free-range chicken, eggs and pastured pork. Our farm to table bakery and café serves up creative, delicious food from our farm and other local food producers and is a lively hangout for our community and visitors alike.
Our internship program encompasses the whole food lifecycle from farm to table. Culinary skills are honed at our bakery café as we prepare creative dishes using our fresh biodynamic food, following the season. Baking artisan bread with local flour, whipping up breakfast skillets with our farm eggs, creating salads with all the colors of the rainbow drizzled with home-made fruit shrubs, grilling heirloom local lamb on the spit seasoned with garlic, mint, thyme and oregano that we have grown, smoking grass-fed local beef, roasting our own suckling pigs, Farm to Table wedding feasts, foraging in our mountains for porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, catching wild trout, smoking it then paring it with freshly dug horseradish, our interns embark on an exciting culinary adventure.
We call our project “love in action” as we work together to restore the earth through biodynamic agricultural practice, tapping into the universal wisdom that feeds the human body and spirit, increasing the health and well-being of the land, plants, animals and ourselves. If you would like to make a difference in the world by participating in a new way of preparing food while living in a beautiful landscape, and serving the community that honors all life, we encourage you to join us for the 2016 season.
We are looking for 2 talented experienced chefs or line cooks who are motivated self-starters who can bring their experience in culinary arts to our team in exchange for a vibrant farm to table experience. Culinary interns work at the café, farm to table dinners, and catering farm to table events along with a day each week helping out on the farm learning how to grow, harvest and process produce and raise and process meats. The internship starts March 30th and ends October 30th and we can only accept interns that can commit to the entire season. Full room and board is provided along with a $500 per month stipend. Culinary interns share a spacious four bedroom house on the farm with the farm manager and farm interns and cook organic meals together or eat at the café.
For more info or to apply, please go to www.LaVetaFarmtoTable.com and click on “Our Farm”. We will take applications until all positions are filled.