New York – The Abode hiring Food Service Positions

New Lebanon, New York

The Abode
5 Abode Rd, New Lebanon NY 1212

The Abode of the Message is a Sufi Interfaith community and retreat center with focuses on Spirituallity, Philosophy, Cultural/Religious Diversity, Ecology and and Environmental Activism.

The Abode has positions open in its food services operations, beginning in May 2018.  If you are interested in helping nourish our visitors, guests and community, or know someone who might be, please let us know!

Abode Program Kitchen

The Abode Kitchen is a community-focused, predominantly organic and locally-sourced operation.  During events, the Kitchen serves between 25-150 guests at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Weekend availability is mandatory. Paid or Volunteer/Work Exchange positions available.

Head Cook

The Programs Kitchen Head Cook manages food preparation and service for event programs in two kitchens: one on our Main Campus and one as part of our Mountain Retreat Center. The Head Cook works closely with the Kitchen Manager planning schedules, menus and projects for volunteers, while acting as our primary Head cook for programs.

  • Ability to cater large events for up to 175 people
  • Ability to create and implement healthy, vegetarian menu plans utilizing local, seasonal produce.
  • Ability to manage kitchen staff in conjunction with kitchen manager.
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner with Abode community, staff and program guests.
  • Paid or work-exchange positions for room and board are available

Abode Café

The Village Café’ located at the Abode of the Message is looking for a few good men/women!  We are a spiritual community nestled in the mountains on New Lebanon NY and recently opened an exciting new coffee house and café.

Café Manager

The café’ manager is responsible for leading a team in an efficient and profitable operation at The Village Café’ for the Abode. He/she is responsible for managing the day-to-day store operations, maintaining sanitary standards and conditions, and fostering a positive environment, which provides friendly service and a welcoming experience for both our residents and guests.

  • Maintains a clean well-merchandised café’ following visual presentation plans and food quality standards.
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings and special events if needed.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Must have effective problem solving/decision making abilities
  • Friendly, positive and a can-do attitude a MUST!
  • Accountable for growing sales and controlling costs of goods, inventory levels, labor, supplies and expenses.
  • Ensures proper team coverage by scheduling according to the needs of business especially during peak season and major events.
  • Trains and on-boards all new associates with daily functions of the POS system, café’ house policy and procedures. Ensures each team member can provide a welcoming environment and customer service.

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Carter & Stevens Farm hiring Year Round Employee

Barre, Massachusetts
Carter & Stevens Farm in Barre MA is hiring a fulltime, year round employee to join our farm family!

Job Description:
Full time year round employee to work at our fast paced farm store, farm to table restaurant and brand new farm micro brewery.

Include; scooping delicious ice cream, retail transactions with our awesome clientele, creating killer sandwiches and paninis, food prep for our Field to Flame BBQ restaurant, baking scrumptious goodies, stocking beer wine groceries and produce, lending a hand in the brewing process/ clean up, picking veggies, feeding petting zoo animals, bottling raw milk, making ice cream, weeding gardens and tons of other excuses to get outdoors!

Experience in customer service
Experience in food service
Self starter, motivated and hard working
Knowledge of local/ organic foods & products
Passionate about agriculture
Upbeat & positive attitude
Bonus if you have brewery experience!

Hourly, based on experience
Housing negotiable

Other Benefits:
Free ‘seconds’ local & organic produce
Deep discount on our raw milk
Get your fill of fresh air and vitamin D while earning money!
Play a part in improving our community through local healthy food
Access to hundreds of acres of our land for hiking, nature watching & foraging
Beer sampling!

Interested applicants should email cover letter/ resume to