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Restaurant & Catering Cook Blooming Hill Farm

  • Date Posted June 28, 2024
  • Location Blooming Grove, NY
  • Category Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description We are small, farm-based events and dining company. We operate on premise at Blooming Hill Farm in Blooming Grove, NY. The farm uses around 100 acres of land in Blooming Grove and Chester, NY and grows a very wide variety of organic produce. For many years the farm's sole business was selling produce wholesale to restaurants and retail at farmer's markets in the Hudson Valley, New York City, & the surrounding area. In recent years we have branched out to also offer on farm dining, private events & open to the public functions. We operate a year round on farm restaurant that is open in conjunction with our farm store and we host fully catered outdoor events from May through the end of October.

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 the kitchen

In your role as a cook you will be expected to take instruction from the chef and sous chefs, or other company 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. 

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