Washington – The Herbfarm Restaurant hiring Lead Assistant of Farm & Gardens

Woodinville, Washington

The Herbfarm Restaurant  Lead Assistant of Farm & Gardens

Revised 2018

Position:    Farm & Garden Manager’s Assistant—average 30 hours per week. Year ‘round employment. Full thyme mid-April-October. Part thyme November-March.  Wage: DOE

Location:   The Herbfarm Restaurant, 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA and the farm in Redmond on 124th.

Phone: (425) 485-5300  http://www.theherbfarm.com

The Herbfarm Restaurant began as an actual herb farm in Fall City, Washington. We started serving educational luncheons in a garage in 1986. We then moved to 9-course dinners matched with wines. Ingredients are always local and often from our own farm. Chef-Selected menus have themes which change every few weeks.

After a fire in 1997 which destroyed the restaurant/garage we re-opened in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country with 6,000 sq ft of gardens and a 5-acre farm just up the valley. We aim to create the finest dining experience in the world through welcoming decor, great service and food. Guests are toured through the Garden pre-dinner.

The Herbfarm is the only AAA 5-Diamond rated restaurant west of Chicago and north of San Francisco.

Overview:  Take lead, under Head Farmer/Gardener with:

The Farm: All aspects of 5-acre production farm–seeding, plant propagations, plant/supply shopping, watering, feeding, weeding, transplanting, animal care. Daily harvest with great detail & delivery for kitchen needs.  Irrigation systems, tractor use & care, tool/supply organization, composting, maintenance of farm infrastructure (fixing things). Supervision of seasonal staff and volunteers. Guest tours.

The Garden: Maintenance & design of food related plantings of raised beds and surrounding public display gardens at The Herbfarm Restaurant site ensuring gardens are presentable for guest viewing, weddings and tours at all times. Incorporate representative plantings of herbs & vegetables on current menus. Coordinate with Willows Lodge’s Department of Natural Beauty for hardscape lodge’s needs. Indoor plants. Combine creativity, whimsy, and function.

Be ready to be the lead when the lead is off.


  • Outdoor work in all types of weather– hot, cold, wet, windy
  • Organized, organizer, & persistent
  • Hard, manual labor
  • Professional, friendly guest & staff interactions
  • Work at least 50% of weekend days
  • Accuracy and consistency and cleanliness in daily kitchen harvest/delivery
  • Thoughtful about tasks and striving for quality and efficiency
  • Work on own and as leader of a team at farm and garden
  • Daily care of livestock
  • Communicate clearly and timely via email, text, in person.
  • Care and training of pet pigs
  • Tidiness and safety with tools & hoses

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in commercial/public farm or garden with vegetables, herbs, edible flowers in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Experience seeding, and propagation in and out of greenhouse setting
  • Bed and landscape design experience a plus
  • Tractor experience a plus
  • Farm animal care/beekeeping experience a plus
  • Physically capable–wheelbarrows, shoveling, hauling, bending, weeding, composting
  • Strength–able to lift 40# repeatedly in the course of a day
  • Understanding of IPM, biological soil and plant management and market farming helpful
  • Knowledge but also willingness to learn about new plants and methods
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel, Word, Dropbox
  • Some supervisory experience
  • Communication skills-oral and written

Character Traits

Works well with others and alone         Organized/Organizer

Self starter, motivated                         Dependable, timely

Takes pride in work well done              Customer oriented

Sense of humor                                  Leadership skills

Takes and gives direction well             Interest in cooking/fine dining


  • Work for a place you can be proud of
  • A year ‘round position where you can get your hands dirty and participate in creating the finest dining experience in the world every day.
  • Medical and Dental insurance
  • Paid vacation/PTO
  • 401K Plan

To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to The Herbfarm Restaurant at jobs@theherbfarm.com


Washington – The Herbfarm Restaurant hiring Production Farmer and Kitchen Gardener

Woodinville, Washington

Production Farmer & Kitchen Gardener for The Herbfarm Restaurant

The  Herbfarm  is  a  one-of-a-kind  AAA  5-diamond-rated  restaurant  serving  9 course chef–selected menus for a  4-hour dining experience. The restaurant has had its own farm for 30 years and uses only locally sourced ingredients in its 20 different menu changes each year. It is America’s only 5-Diamond Restaurant north of San Francisco and west of Chicago.

Position:                Herbfarm Restaurant Production Farmer/Gardener, a full-time, year around position.
Start ASAP
Location:               The Herbfarm Restaurant and Farm in the Sammamish Valley, about 25 minutes northeast of Seattle, Washington
Gardens/Restaurant: 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072
Supervisors:       The Herbfarm Chef and the General Manager
Phone: 425-485-5300      Email:    jobs@theherbfarm.com

Overview: Maintain the Herbfarm Restaurant’s 5-acre production farm that grows, harvests, & delivers high quality herbs, eggs, and produce to our restaurant. Animal care. Oversight of on-site display gardens. Oversee staff/volunteers. Computerized tracking of crops and harvested produce. Flexibility and willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours in all weather.


  • Creating and maintaining growing schedule for The Herbfarm farm based on the chef’s
  • Planting. Cultivating. Weeding. Harvesting to kitchen specifications. Transplanting. Seeding. Trellising. Irrigation.
  • Operating a tractor, walk-behind tractor, rototiller, and mulching
  • IPM and biological soil & plant management for sustainable techniques. Composting.
  • Occasional interaction with public when restaurant classes & events are at the farm or at educational events.
  • Care of apiary, pigs, chickens.
  • Oversee farm
  • Oversee, train, manage, keep happy: Assistant Farmer and small team of seasonal workers and volunteers.
  • Represent The Herbfarm in local community agricultural organizations and
  • Communicate consistently with the General Manager and The Herbfarm

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2+ full growing seasons experience with row crop vegetables and culinary herbs (preferably in Western Washington or similar climate)
  • Creative skills to manage all aspects of mixed vegetable, fruit, flower, & herb production
  • A long term interest in farming & local food production
  • Good physical condition: able to lift 50# repeatedly with stamina &
  • Simple tinkerer/fixer with basic carpentry skills
  • Experience with small gas powered machinery, i.e. rototillers & mulching mowers
  • Experience driving tractors and using farm implements
  • Be self-directed and comfortable working alone AND be a team player reaching for shared goals
  • Strong communication skills—written and verbal
  • Experience managing growing and harvest data
  • Understanding of IPM, biological soil and plant management

Character Traits:

  • Works well with others and alone takes direction well
  • Self -starting, motivated
  • Dependable, timely
  • Takes pride in work well done Organized and tidy
  • Guest oriented
  • Cares for staff
  • Creative AND willing to take artistic direction Must be interested in food
  • Communicates well Trustworthy and honest Doesn’t give up easily

To    Apply:

Send resume and cover letter. Come by for a tour of restaurant and garden any day between 10 and 3. Direct emails to: jobs@theherbfarm.com










More details available–


New York – Olmstead Restaurant hiring Farmer

Brooklyn, New York
Olmsted restaurant in Brooklyn, NY seeks a farmer with at least 5 years experience to manage & maintain our backyard garden and live wall.

This is a full time position.

Required Experience:
Rural Farming
Urban Farming
Micro-Greens Production

this position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $14.00 – $20.00
Olmsted is a neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Prospect Heights from chef-owner Greg Baxtrom. We offer a seasonal, ingredient-driven menu, some of which comes straight from our backyard garden (yes, you’re welcome to sit there for a drink and a bite). We built the entire 50-seat restaurant with a living wall and lush garden ourselves, and named it after Frederick Law Olmsted, the famed architect behind nearby Prospect Park.
Candidates can email a resume & cover letter to max@olmstednyc.com

New York – Deer’s Head Inn hiring General Manager

Elizabethtown, New York


The newly renovated and re-conceptualized Deer’s Head Inn in Elizabethtown, New York is seeking a General Manager to help oversee operations, mission fulfillment and business growth.  Originally opened in 1808 The Deer’s Head is the longest continuously operating tavern in the Adirondacks and is now a restaurant/bar, retail market/coffee shop, and inn dedicated to creating a communal space and sourcing from the many local farms in the area.  The General Manager is responsible for all front-of-house operations including scheduling, collaboration with the chef, ordering for the market, payroll, managing social media promotions, guest interaction, and working with local farms and farmers to do cross-promotions.  The manager will report directly to owners.

The right candidate will be passionate about local foods, creating a space that feels like home for locals and travelers alike, is collaborative and positive, and is interested in expanding The Deer’s Head’s collaboration with various factions of the community.  We are looking for someone who is a leader and is excited about instilling pride and passion for our mission in the front of house staff and conveying that to customers.


  • Recruiting, hiring, training and maintaining a team of staff in collaboration with the head chef
  • Scheduling and payroll management
  • Ordering for the market including stock for shelves, local produce and dairy for retail
  • Collaborating with Chef and owners on seasonal menus that utilize local ingredients
  • Collaborating with bar manager on seasonal cocktail creation
  • Tracking invoices and managing food/market costs to adhere to business financial objectives
  • Overseeing social media and marketing efforts
  • Handling reservations and special event management—liason between restaurant and event point person
  • Oversees adherence to all health codes
  • Oversees conforming to regulations of the New York State Liquor Authority
  • Coordinates with facilities manager to ensure everything is in working order including
  • Overseeing bar management including inventory tracking and ordering, tracking costs, and cocktail creation
  • Managing maintenance of Inn rooms when necessary
  • Creating ambiance and atmosphere during meal service ensuring lighting, candles, music, clean linens, utensils, monitoring food presentation and service

Personal Qualities

  • Motivated, outgoing, excited to interact with guests
  • Committed to local foods, making decisions that fulfill and support mission
  • A leader able to empower and teach staff about menus, customer interaction, and mission statement
  • Able to give and receive feedback, resolve conflict, and communicate clearly and directly
  • Restaurant management experience required
  • Experience with collaborating and engaging with local foods growers and producers
  • Passionate about the community and The Deer’s Head involvement in it
  • Comfortable maintaining relationships with and sourcing from many different providers

Please contact info@thedeershead.com with a resume and cover letter detailing your restaurant experience. We look forward to hearing from you and will be in touch to schedule an interview!

Hotel and B&B hiring Manager/Cook

Nahcotta, Washington

We have a 9 room Hotel /B&B with a restaurant and liqueur license that is a turn key operation.We are located on Willapa bay Nahcotta Wa. Currently we are doing annual maintenance on grounds and building. We are in need of someone that knows gardening and can cook or run their own restaurant. Also be able to run the inn. Sweat equity is required.Living space is provided. The ability to eat is provided and a small stipend. As the inn and restaurant enter into the season After bills are paid profit can be split. We are environmentalists and in total support of farm to table and anyone inquiring weather chef or inn keeper must have this out look. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person or persons. must be physically able to lift 50 lbs . Be computer literate.All interested parties must be able to at least be trained to cook breakfast and do the housekeeping. If you are an established chef wanting to venture into your own restaurant we will consider other ideas.
If interested contact Keith at  independentshellfishgrowerswa@gmail.com  Leave a phone number and a brief resume.
I will get back to you within 24 hours.