Restaurant & Catering Cook Blooming Hill Farm +1 more
- Date Posted December 06, 2022
- Location Blooming Grove, NY
- Category Agriculture / Culinary
- Job type Full-Time
We center the food and events that we offer around the things we grow and attempt to source anything that we don't produce ourselves from the highest quality farmers & purveyors. Job description
We are a small, worker-owned company and therefore every role including that of the owners, managers, and hourly employees is multifaceted and team-based. As a cook at our company you will work directly with the chef, sous chefs, and other kitchen staff in preparing and executing menus for a la carte dining and private catered functions on the farm. You will also work on food preservation and management of food inventory in order to better utilize the produce we grow and minimize overall food waste.
In your role as a cook you will be expected to take instruction from the chef and sous chefs/kitchen managers, but you are also encouraged to think creatively and offer your insights and opinions on food related issues and work methods as they arise.
Your daily responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):
-washing and preparing of produce, herbs & fruit
-preservation, pickling, & canning
-cleaning and preparing of meat, fish & dairy
-carrying out recipes for baking, sauces, dressings, etc.
-line cooking a la carte at the restaurant and for events using not only conventional kitchen equipment but also wood burning ovens, grills, smokers, and general outdoor open flame cooking
-working and writing prep lists
-helping to manage stock and inventory of food and other kitchen goods
-general daily cleaning & organizing of the kitchen areas
Here are some expectations and desired qualifications for this position:
-This is a full time position and for a normal week you will be expected to work a minimum of 5 days, 40 hours per week. During our busy season overtime will be available and expected. A normal week during our busy season is 50-55 hours.
-Previous general kitchen, restaurant, and/or catering experience is strongly desired. For those with less experience, we are willing to teach you if you posses a strong work ethic and have an eagerness to learn about food and cooking.
-We are a communal team-based company and you will be expected to work and collaborate with others on a day to day basis.
-We are a small company, but we are growing. We prefer to promote from within rather than hire outside management. We are seeking not only those who desire hourly work for fair compensation, but also those seeking to make a career in a farm, culinary, or other food related trade.