Carnation Farms 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, health & equity.


Part Time Prep Cook

Position Summary:

The Carnation Farms Culinary Team is looking to advance our production and event capacity.  The Part Time Prep Cook is a 20-25 hr/week position. Typically M-F, with some weekend availability.  Previous kitchen experience is required.  Preferred applicants possess basic knife skills, knowledge of food prep, and use of kitchen equipment.

Reports to: 

Culinary Director and Sous-Chef

Essential Functions:

  • Daily prep of foods for Farmstand products and Events
  • Assist with daily cleaning of cooking space
  • Participate in running industrial dish washing machine
  • Inspects facilities and equipment to ensure compliance with sanitation standards and to determine maintenance and repair requirements
  • Helps maintain inventory and quality in pantry, cold storage, and freezer

Skills and Experience:

We are looking for a positive, reliable, responsible, and hardworking individual who has a strong desire to work with food on an organic farm. 

  • A minimum of 1-year commercial kitchen experience is preferred.  Willing to train the right applicant.
  • Food handlers card required.
  • Comfortable working with hot surfaces and sharp equipment.
  • Interest and enthusiasm for regenerative farm-to-table experiences.
  • Attention to detail is critical and a passion for working with food is essential. 
  • The ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, including lifting heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the strong ability to work with a team of peers.

Key Competencies:

  • Comfortable working independently 
  • Organizational skills and record keeping
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to follow directions and problem solve
  • Ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency


  • Food Handlers Card
  • Background Check

Compensation and Benefits:

  • From $20/hour
  • 25% off of all Carnation Farms Products and Events (including produce, meat shares, culinary products and classes)
  • Join a great crew of hard working and fun people

Carnation Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Carnation Farms does not discriminate or determine employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, age, or any other factor; employment decisions are made only on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business needs. Carnation Farms is committed to an environment of mutual respect and maintains a zero-tolerance policy in regard to discrimination or harassment of any kind.  Carnation Farms also values the power of diverse lived experiences and perspectives. 

We will accept applications until filled. Reference and background checks for finalists are part of the recruiting process of Carnation Farms.

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