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.

Job Title: Prep Cook, Full-Time

Reports To: Sous Chef

Position Summary:

The Carnation Farms Culinary Team is looking to advance our production and event capacity as we continue to grow our culinary operations!  We are seeking a talented and motivated individual who has a passion for cooking and a desire to always think bigger.  The ideal candidate is an organizational rock star with an eye for the details.  Someone who strives for excellence and lifting others up will do well in this role. As the Prep Cook, you will be play a critical in our kitchen operations, focusing on food preparation, setup, and ensuring smooth delivery of products and dishes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily preparation of foods for Farm Stand products and Events
  • Assisting with food prep, maintaining cleanliness in the kitchen, following recipes, and collaborating with the culinary team to deliver exceptional dishes and products
  • Work under the guidance of our of our amazing Chefs to ensure the quality and presentation of our culinary products meet the highest standards
  • Everyone in the kitchen contributes to daily cleaning and facilities inspection, including:
    • Participate in running industrial dish washing machine
    • Sweeping, mopping, and cleaning of all surfaces
    • 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 1-2 years related experience, preferably in commercial kitchens, is required
  • Must have basic knife skills, knowledge of food prep, and use of kitchen equipment
  • Be familiar and comfortable with culinary terminology, basic culinary techniques and cooking methods
  • Ability to accurately identify ingredients
  • Ability to work on your feet for long periods of time and be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be available to work some weekends and evening events as needed
  • Must have a great attitude, and be a motivated team player who can work efficiently in high volume situations
  • Must have a high level of organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as a passion for working with food
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency
  • Must be comfortable working with hot surfaces and sharp equipment
  • Interest and enthusiasm for regenerative farm-to-table experiences
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the strong ability to work within a team
  • Must have a valid food handlers certification card and valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete a background check

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Standing up to 8 hours per day
  • Work cleanly in a fast paced environment

Compensation Range: $20-28 per hour

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