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This job expired on April 13, 2020

Service Team Members Outstanding In The Field +16 more

  • Date Posted February 13, 2020
  • Location Santa Cruz, CA
  • Category Culinary / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description
Our mission is to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Since 1999 we have set the long table at farms or gardens, on mountain tops or in sea caves, on islands or at ranches. Occasionally the table is set indoors: a beautiful refurbished barn, a cool greenhouse or a stately museum. Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table. Ingredients for the meal are almost all local (sometimes sourced within inches of your seat at the table!) and generally prepared by a celebrated chef of the region. After a tour of the site, we all settle in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing the long table.
Job description

Outstanding in the Field is now accepting resumes for our 2020 Tour Crew!


Outstanding in the Field is a roving restaurant adventure. We have served thousands of guests at our long table since 1999. We have held farm dinners in all 50 states and 16 different countries.  We work with some of the best chefs in the country to connect our guests to the source of their food.


Our 2020 tour runs from May to November 2020. During this time the Outstanding in the Field tour crew will drive around the country producing over 90 events. Our season kicks off with two months of dinners in California followed by five months of dinners around the United States.


Service Team Members 


You must be able to work well in a team environment and be passionate about food, farming, service, and hospitality. 


The tour crew is responsible for all aspects of set-up, break down, and execution of OITF events. During the dinners, crew members will primarily serve at the table and provide professional and service to all of our guests. Folks with FOH experience are encouraged to apply. Folks with farming experience and/or management experience are encouraged to apply. Experience driving trucks and trailers and mechanical knowledge is a huge plus.  


Job description includes, but is not limited to:

  • Setup and breakdown of each event: Setting up tables, chairs, kitchen, equipment, packing and unpacking trailers, hauling water, and folding napkins
  • Learning about farms, food, wine, and service
  • Professionally and enthusiastically representing Outstanding in the Field with a focus on the guest experience
  • Building and maintaining relationships with chefs, farmers, winemakers, and guests across the country


Applicants should be great communicators, have an amazing work ethic, and be excited about spending a summer outdoors. Applicants should have travel experience, a positive attitude, an outgoing personality, and be able to work and live in a team environment.


Other general tour tasks will also be divided up among the crew, including

  • Inventory management & purchasing
  • Truck & trailer driving and overseeing maintenance of company vehicles 
  • Administrative tasks
  • Blogging/social media
  • Managing event rentals 

Successful candidates will fill one of the above-described positions, plus have other skills to offer. Service Team members can plan on traveling domestically starting May 15th through November 15th. All staff should be comfortable camping and working in all weather conditions. 


***Positions start in mid May in Santa Cruz, California and end in November back in Santa Cruz. A huge aspect of being a part of the crew is traveling with the team for 5+ months across the country! The OITF crew will become your very close family: you must be flexible, cooperative, and independent in order to work, live, sleep, and eat with the tour crew for 5 months - think about what that means before you send us your resume and cover letter!

Compensation this position is : salaried Application instructions
This job expired on April 13, 2020
DeadlineMarch 31, 2020

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