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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Stillman Quality Meats hiring Kitchen Assistant

Hardwick, Massachusetts

Cook and Kitchen Assistant Wanted for Prep and Food Service Help @ SQM

 Stillman Quality Meats, LLC is a sustainable livestock farm located in Hardwick, MA. specializing in grass-fed beef, lamb and  pastured pork and poultry- including chicken, turkey and seasonal water fowl.  Our farm operation is unique- we are fully integrated, raising and processing all of our livestock in our on-farm poultry abattoir and red meat processing facility.  In addition, the farm operation features a commercial kitchen where we produce a variety of value added meat and food products to be sold through our retail outlets on farm and in the Boston area.  We currently operate 20 farmers’ market sites in the Boston area and are expanding our year round booth at the Boston Public Market.  SQM is looking for a crew member to join our team with experience in a restaurant kitchen to help prepare, distribute and serve food for our farmers’ markets and Boston Public Market sites.  The applicant will be working closely with the entire SQM team including  the farm butcher, the farmer owner- Kate and various local chef’s and associates within our farm network to produce products and further develop farm menus and offerings.  Candidates must have an interest in local “farm-to-table” foods and a strong knowledge of basic kitchen functions with an interest to learn more.  Candidates must have a positive work attitude, be dependable and have a willingness to work in a high pressure environment.  This position is 2-3 days per week with the potential to increase seasonally.  Must be willing to work 1 weekend day and have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.  Servsafe certification is not required, but heavily preferred.

Compensation:  This position is paid hourly.  Wage rate starts at $10-$12 based upon candidate’s experience.  Interested applicants can email with questions, or send a cover letter with a resume.  Please include 1-2 references.

Kate Stillman
Kstilly29@aol.com