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Culinary Gardener The Restaurant at Meadowood

  • Date Posted June 21, 2022
  • Location St. Helena, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

The Restaurant at Meadowood is a modern American restaurant meant to speak to and positively impact the Napa Valley community while delivering a singular dining experience for every guest. What excites us most is the concept of curation: the forging of relationships with artisans, growers, foragers and other members of this dynamic community. We hope that their stories can meld with ours; that we can be caretakers of this collective vision-sharing it with our guests in a manner at once personal and celebratory.

Job description

The Restaurant’s Culinary Garden grows unique, seasonally appropriate crops using organic and sustainable techniques on 3.5 acres. Emphasis is placed on experimentation with new crops and varieties, new growing and cultivation methods, and the utilization of all edible portions of the plant and the plant’s life-cycle.
The culinary gardener position offers an extremely unique work and learning experience. The culinary gardener will rotate through different units of responsibility on the farm during their tenure with the goal of developing a well-rounded market farming skillset and an a full understanding of a farm to restaurant relationship. 

Gardener's responsibilities include:
• Assist in all regular garden tasks including harvest, planting, weeding, bed preparation, and general maintenance
• Become familiar with different crop varieties and harvest standards
• Periodic deliveries to kitchens/outlets and participation in meetings with kitchen teams
• Assisting in the care for our laying poultry flock

Candidates should:
• Speak fluent English and be able to lift at least 50lbs.
• Be able to perform physically demanding tasks in all weather conditions
• Have excellent attention to detail
• Interact and communicate well with garden and kitchen staff
• Previous gardening/farming experience is preferred but certainly not necessary.

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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