Farm Chef Our Table Cooperative
- Date Posted June 23, 2019
- Location Sherwood, OR
- Category Culinary
- Job Type Full-Time
Are you a creative and excellent chef looking for something new and different? Perhaps you're tired of working late nights at a restaurant. Perhaps you're looking for a more authentic connection to real ingredients grown on real local farms. Perhaps you'd like to put your hands in the soil that grows the food you want to cook…
We have a job for you! Our Table Cooperative is looking for a full-time farm chef for our farm in Sherwood, Oregon. Just 15 miles south of Portland, our 60-acre farm grows a large variety of organic vegetables, fruit and meats. As a farm cooperative, we source the things we don't grow on our own farm from other Oregon farmers and food artisans who share our ethics and commitment to quality. We have a commercial kitchen facility and grocery store on our farm and your job will be to lead a team of staff to explore the endless possibilities of combining creative cooking with the freshest and best ingredients. At an everyday level, your job will involve creating and producing a whole range of prepared foods for sale at our farm store deli -- everything from season-extending preserves and jellies to full meals that use the bounty of the fields in creative ways. There will be times when the bounty of the fields will require a frenzy of activity to "put up". You’ll have long discussions with customers on the merits of chicken feet in stock and opportunities to impress the kids attending farm camp on pulling fresh mozzarella without burning your hands. Friday evenings in the summer will find you at our wood-fired oven tossing pizzas for Happy Hour. The job involves a wide range of tasks in a dynamic and ever-changing environment. All of this in a worker-owned cooperative situated on a beautiful and vibrant farm.
If you are both a self-directed and collaborative chef who is hankering for something more meaningful, come join us as we collectively create a whole new food culture -- one that is based on authentic relationships and treats people, animals, and soil with the respect they deserve. One that puts food on our table.
- Excellent and wide-ranging cooking skills including baking. Preservation skills a plus.
- Demonstrated leadership in professional kitchen/cooking settings.
- Knowledge and familiarity with seasonal variations in Pacific NW ingredients a plus.
- Creativity and entrepreneurial spirit -- a willingness to do whatever it takes.
- Willingness to work in a highly collaborative environment.
- Current Food Handlers Card.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Ability to develop and complete small batch recipes.
- Must have keen ability to smell, taste, and visually inspect ingredients as well as finished product.
- Must be able to meet physical requirements of standing, twisting, bending, repetitive motion and lifting 10-40lbs regularly.
- Ability to commute to Sherwood, Oregon.
Interested candidates should send a resume and three references.
This is a full-time salaried position starting as soon as possible.
Reports to: Narendra Varma, Executive Director, Our Table Cooperative.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
MEMBERSHIP IN COOPERATIVE
All employees of Our Table Cooperative who work more than an average of 21 hours per week are eligible for membership in the Cooperative under the worker membership class after completing one full year of employment and meeting various other criteria as defined in the Cooperative’s bylaws.
The job duties, responsibilities, requirements, conditions, physical requirements, and work environment listed in this job description are examples of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Our Table Cooperative reserves the right to revise the job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of the business change.
Our Table Cooperative provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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