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This job expired on March 07, 2022

Culinary Manager The Farmer's Table Cafe

  • Date Posted January 06, 2022
  • Location Fayetteville, AR
  • Category Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

About Us: 

We are an eclectic farm to table restaurant located in a small farmhouse in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We opened in 2014 and we’ve worked hard these past 8 years to earn a loyal following. We are known for our homey atmosphere, friendly customer service, and amazing food, long lines out the door, and surprise celebrity pop-ins..... Our sweet potato pancakes are legendary. We are a leader in the ever-growing local food scene in Northwest Arkansas and have gained much national recognition as well. 

Here’s one segment from P. Allen Smith about us:

We are also proud to be a zero waste restaurant, composting all plate scrapings and kitchen scraps to a local farm where chickens and earthworms recycle our waste back into food that is grown for the cafe. We work with over 30 different farmers weekly to purchase 80+% of our ingredients locally. Our menu rotates with the crops, and we utilize Farmer’s Plate specials to highlight some of the gorgeous products we get. The Ozarks offer a wide variety of meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains and we are lucky to enjoy close working relationships with some of the best farmers in the state.

We are in the process of an expansion, adding cocktail service and extending our offerings from breakfast/brunch/lunch into early supper/happy hour. We are adding on to our cafe home and will be reopening in Spring 2022. This is an exciting time for our business and we are looking for the right person to help us grow. We are a well-established operation with a close-knit team, looking for an independent, creative, organized, forward-thinking teammate to work side by side with the owner. This is a woman-owned/operated small business, with a team of about 20 folx. Diversity is important to us; we hire and serve equally. We are looking for someone who works with inclusion and respect for all as a guiding ethos. There is a lot of opportunity for the right person who is passionate and driven to succeed. 

About Northwest Arkansas: 

“With one of the best costs of living, plentiful outdoor lifestyle perks, nationally ranked arts, culture and cuisine scenes, and per capita income that’s 14% higher than the national average, the Northwest Arkansas region offers a unique opportunity to create balance for those eager to move from congested and expensive larger cities and suburbs. It’s no wonder that every day, 30 people pack up and move here.” (

Fayetteville consistently ranks in the Top Ten Best Places in the U.S. to Live, currently holding the #4 spot in U.S News & World Report. If you enjoy the outdoors, Northwest Arkansas has hundreds of  miles of trails, floatable rivers, and clear blue lakes. It is a global mountain biking destination. Camping, fishing, and hunting are popular pastimes here in the Natural State. 

Job description

About the Position: 

Starting at $45,000/year plus profit sharing, health, and wellness benefits. Two weeks paid vacation, two weeks personal PTO. Paid educational opportunities. The following paid holidays off: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. 

Duties Include:

  • Oversee the daily operations of restaurant
  • Quality control 
  • Menu development/daily specials, in partnership with owner and kitchen team
  • Work with kitchen managers on food quality, presentation, ticket times, and consistency
  • Inventory management
  • Managing Staff front and back of house
  • Overseeing food prep and production 
  • Overseeing guest experience
  • Scheduling, management of labor and hiring
  • Daily food sampling
  • Weekly manager meetings to ensure smooth communication
  • Maintaining food cost
  • Department of Health Food Safety Standards
  • Upholding work standards in a positive and healthy work environment
  • Catering coordination

Ideal Qualities:

  • Big love for organic, locally grown ingredients
  • Ever-expanding knowledge and curiosity about food and cooking techniques
  • Track record of strong staff management
  • Culinary education and/or experience
  • Hands-on approach, must love the floor and be guest-centric as well as unafraid to hop on the line as needed
  • Energetic, works with a sense of urgency
  • Adaptable, embraces change and looks for ways to improve efficiency 
  • Systematic
  • Accurately completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with shifting priorities
  • Solutions-focused problem solving
  • Kind, honest and fair
  • Clear and positive communication
Compensation this position is : salaried, 35,568* - 50k Application instructions
This job expired on March 07, 2022
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