Colorado – Eco Lodge hiring Seasonal Cook

Grand Lake, Colorado

Eco Lodge seeks Seasonal Cook for Compassionate Kitchen!

Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge is a nonprofit educational lodge and retreat center located at 8,400 feet of elevation in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Grand Lake, Colorado. We are looking for a passionate cook interested in spending a summer in the mountains, meeting a diverse group of guests, volunteers and staff, connecting with local growers, and being a part of a dynamic Shadowcliff team.

Shadowcliff’s Compassionate Kitchen is not a restaurant, but a commercial kitchen where nutritious and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided for workshop groups and staff members. Because we are not a restaurant, we create an environment which encourages ample time to explore Rocky Mountain National Park and its surrounding areas.

The Cook will plan menus to make the best use of seasonal and local foods, work with vendors and suppliers in food purchasing, train and direct rotating kitchen assistants, educate staff and guests about the Compassionate Kitchen philosophy, and keep the kitchen in top shape and in accordance with best food practices.

Prior experience in these areas is essential. The Cook should also be experienced in a variety of styles of food preparation, including experience with vegetarian, vegan and other specialized diets. Compensation includes a salary ranging from $6,000 to $7,500 (DOE). a private room and food, sharing in staff gratuities, and a discretionary end-of-season bonus.

Applicants must make a 5-month commitment beginning in early/mid-May through the end of the season (typically around October 1st), Applicants must demonstrate basic leadership skills, and experience in planning, preparing, and serving buffet style food to 15-60 people in a team environment. If you have passion, knowledge, and an understanding of local, organic, seasonal food and how to prepare enticing menus with it, submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to office@shadowcliff.org.

Shadowcliff is a rustic facility built by 650 volunteers from 42 different countries. Learn more about us and our compassionate kitchen here. For more information, contact office@shadowcliff.org.

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New Hampshire – D Acres hiring Wellness & Culinary Specialist

Dorchester, New Hampshire

Wellness & Culinary Specialist

Here at D Acres, we are interested in more than just a cook. We are looking for an individual that can integrate and connect diet with a healthy lifestyle. By combining knowledge and experience in elements of nutrition, exercise, and personal care, we hope the wellness and culinary specialist can augment our community outreach capacity. Building on the basics of fresh whole food diet, the WC specialist has two avenues to explore; outdoor recreation and/or other wellness/holistic practice (yoga, reiki, massage etc)
The Farm to Table Cook at D Acres takes responsibility for the overall running of the kitchen, food preparation, related activities including regularly scheduled events, and special events, classes and meetings held on D Acres property. This person will be expected to understand the use of organically produced whole ingredients including herbs, vegetables, meats, etc. and will actively pursue new ideas and innovation in the use of seasonally and locally sourced food. We ask for excellent presentation skills, as we pride ourselves in our creations.
As a wellness specialist at D Acres, we are interested in a candidate with training and/or personal interest in nutrition and healthy recreation. An ideal candidate will have familiarity with healing arts including yoga, massage, or reiki as well as capacity to lead hiking, skiing and biking excursions. Certificates of training in wellness and holistic practices or outdoor education experience is helpful.

We are looking for someone that is willing to learn and accept new challenges. This position builds on the opportunities available at D Acres. While we are located in rural mountains of New Hampshire, we have extensive outreach capacity and strong history of public activities & events. We hope that a wellness culinary specialist can expand and diversify the community outreach beyond food to including healing arts and outdoor recreation. This person must have good communication skills, be open to new ideas and be comfortable in a team environment. Our goal is to be a farm where healthy food and lifestyle are practiced and demonstrated.

Qualifications & Experience:

While the candidate does not need to be a farmer/gardener, she/he will excel with more than basic knowledge of seasonal vegetable production.

Food industry experience is a must.

Duties:

  • Maintain commercial kitchen space, including: utensils and equipment (industrial mixer, convection oven, small electrical appliances, sinks, pots and pans)
  • Yearly renewal of commercial kitchen license, Ensure Food Safety and Protocol
  • Work with Admin to create and design a D Acres Recipe and Cookbook.
  • Maintain and stock Pantry and Root Cellar
    • weekly restocking of pantry items
    • maintain cleanliness and orderliness in Pantry and Root Cellar space
  • Cooking Responsibilities
    • All Food Events (Monthly Potluck, Pizza Night, Farm Feast Breakfast, and other special events that may arise)
    • Coordinate prep and day of checklists for events; coordinate volunteers tasks
    • Delegate cooking responsibilities to others when necessary
  • Be willing to learn about and then make use of Cob Oven, Solar Cookers, and Wood Cook Stoves— and then to teach and encourage others to utilize these alternative cooking methods
  • Food Preservation: canning, fermentation, drying, freezing
  • Bread baking, and/or oversee others in bread baking
  • Meal Coordination
    • being aware of available leftovers and food for residents to prepare weekly meals
    • be available to give advice and point others to resources on what and how to prepare a meal, especially to those with little cooking experience for groups larger than four.
  • Workshops: teach/host food-related workshops e. g. Winemaking, Harvest/Preservation, Root Cellaring, Sauerkraut/Fermentation, Cooking with the Seasons monthly workshop

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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!