Fry Family Farm hiring Kitchen Assistant

Medford, Oregon

Fry Family Farm
Kitchen assistant position – full-time
Starting: mid-July

About Fry Family Farm
Fry Family Farm is a diversified organic vegetable farm providing healthy food for the
community.

About the kitchen
The Farm Store at Fry Family Farm is opening in a new building on the farm. The Farm Store will sell pies, baked goods, jams, specialty sauces, pickled vegetables and fermented items prepared in the on-farm commercial kitchen using recipes that have been in our family for generations. The kitchen assistant position will support the lead cook and kitchen manager.

Requirements
● Candidates must be available to work Tuesday – Saturday
● Able to lift 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time
● Exceptional hygiene and grooming habits
● Basic knowledge of math, weights, and measures
● Essential hand/eye coordination
● Ability to take direction and follow verbal instructions
● Ability to work in a team environment
● Ability to work fast, effectively and stay focused under pressure
● Must be reliable, punctual and have reliable transportation
● Compliance with food safety and temperature standards
● Oregon Food Handler Card or willing to obtain

Duties and Responsibilities
● Prepares all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner
● Sorting, washing, peeling, chopping, etc
● Prepare and present a consistent quality product
● Ensure cleanliness, sanitation and organization of kitchen work areas, coolers and
storage
● Assists co-workers with anything that is necessary or requested
● Promptly report equipment and food quality problems or product shortages to lead cook
and kitchen manager
● Performs other related duties as assigned by the lead cook and kitchen manager

Skills and competencies
● Ability to absorb and retain information quickly
● Ability to read recipes and measurements
● General knowledge of basic kitchen practices, knife skills, protocols, and procedures
preferred, not required
● Canning, fermenting and baking experience preferred, not required
● Experience with fresh produce preferred, not required

Compensation
● Starting hourly wage: minimum wage
● Weekly allotment of free organic vegetables and flowers
● Discounts on all items sold at The Farm Store

Send a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications, resume and three references to
kitchen manager at:
amber@fryfamilyfarm.org

Please put the position title in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please do not call or come by Fry Family Farm. Please do not inquire at Fry Family Farm market booths.
Fry Family Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We look forward to hearing from you!

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