CARNATION FARMS
Carnation Farms (CF), an 800+ acre farm in picturesque Carnation, WA, is a
community-based hub for regenerative food & agriculture that educates and empowers
the work of culinary, food, and farm professionals. We aspire to help create a thriving
regional food system connecting farmers & culinary professionals around shared values
of regenerative food, positive health, and food equity.
Our team is full of caring, dedicated employees, and we look forward to welcoming new
teammates who join our mission with a love of great food and a passion for farming.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Special Event Cook

Department:  Culinary
Reports to:  Chef Kristen Schumacher, Director of Culinary Operations & Education
Classification: Part-Time, On Call, Non-Exempt
Position Summary:
As a Special Event Cook, you will be responsible for cooking at all stations to prepare food for
regularly scheduled events and deliverables such as: packaged Carnation Farm Stand foods,
weekly dinner clubs, pop-up farm events, large farm dinners and catered retreats, intimate
weddings, concert series and other events and programs hosted at the farm. This position will
play a role in helping create a thriving community-based hub for culinary, food, and farming
professionals. We source from our farm as well as many other Washington state farms and
producers and cook with products at their peak of freshness. You will work directly with the
Director of Culinary Operations, the Sous Chef and the kitchen team to execute memorable
farm to table events.
This is a part time on-call position that requires regular onsite attendance when work hours are
agreed upon to successfully carry out the job functions. This position also requires the individual
to work a flexible schedule and maintain a positive attitude in a fast-paced and team-oriented
environment. There is an opportunity for learning new skills and always cooking new and
seasonal menus. Considered candidates will have a passion and interest in food and
regenerative farming.
You may be eligible to participate in Carnation Farms benefits, described in more detail below,
subject to the terms and conditions of the plan documents, if you work at least 30 hours per
week or 130 hours per month.

Responsibilities:
– Production of existing in-house recipes
– Prepare, label, and deliver fresh product on time 
– Maintain a very clean and organized kitchen, including daily, weekly, and monthly
cleaning projects
– Assist in maintaining main kitchen garden and culinary areas, from supplies and
conditions to dishes and garbage, compost and recycling management
– Ensure all food items are cooked and served at the correct temperature and under
sanitary conditions
– Assist with cooking classes, educational demos, and workshops 
– Work as part of a high-performing team to achieve programmatic goals
– Other duties as outlined by Carnation Farms’ management

Qualifications:
– 2- or 4-year degree in Culinary preferred
– Minimum two years of professional culinary experience in restaurant or catering work

Key Competencies – The Ideal Candidate Has: 
– Culinary techniques and cooking methods
– Experience with special events, catering and/or restaurant work and/or institutions such
as hotels, retreats, and culinary conferences 
– Ability and propensity to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds and
to design culinary experiences that reflect the diversity in our communities
– Creative mindset to develop menus and recipes
– Knowledge of culinary terminology
– Knowledge of local and seasonal ingredients grown on-farm
– Food presentation and serving skills
– Ability to work individually or as part of a team, with good communication and
interpersonal skills
– Organizational skills, time management, cleanliness
– Ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency
 
Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:
– Food handlers permit 
– Alcohol service certification
– Valid driver’s License
– Ability to pass background check


Physical Demands:
– Able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 lbs. frequently 
– Able to stand to 8 hours per day
– Able to work in a fast-paced environment


Carnation Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
Carnation Farms does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national
origin, genetic information, political ideology, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation,
gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other applicable
legally protected status. Employment decisions are made only on the basis of qualifications,
merit, and business needs. This policy applies to all personnel activities including
employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, and termination.
We believe diversity creates resilience and strength and believe a diverse workplace is crucial
to the success of our organization and our efforts to support organic farmers. We strive to
create a safe and supportive office culture and workplace that encourages racial and social
equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Hourly Pay Range DOE – $20 – $25
Benefits:
Our employee benefits are robust and include: • Subsidized medical (one plan option is
completely free to you), vision, dental for you and your family • Short- and long-term disability
insurance • $50,000 in free life insurance with options for supplemental, spouse, and child life
insurance • Immediate vesting in company 401k match on first day of hire • FSA enrollment
option 
This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all of the duties and
responsibilities of the position, and these duties and responsibilities may change without
notice.

 
To Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter and specifically address your experience to our
stated required and preferred qualifications.
Please email our Director of Culinary Operations and Education with both a cover letter and
resume at Kristens@Carnationfarms.org
Position open until filled.