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Organic/Whole Foods Community Chef (2013 season) - Philadelphia Community Farm, Osceola WI

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Organic/Whole Foods Community Chef (2013 season) - Philadelphia Community Farm, Osceola WI

Philadelphia Community Farm, Osceola, Wisconsin

Organic/Whole Foods Community Chef – March  to November 2013


General Functions

The Community Chef will plan and prepare 5-8 meals weekly for the resident community and visitors to Philadelphia Community Farm, a non-profit education and conservation organization, based in an intentional community on the St. Croix River near Osceola, Wisconsin. PCF begins its 24th season as a CSA this spring and visitors include children, youth and families engaged in service learning activities in the garden or nearby natural areas.  Menus using farm-grown foods as much as feasible will usually include both vegetarian and meat options and address other special dietary needs of those in residence.  Additionally, the Community Chef will maintain a clean, orderly, well-stocked kitchen, coordinate the order of bulk food items, bake bread and make granola for the resident community as needed.


Skills and Qualifications

Requirements for this position include:

  1. Prior experience in cooking for groups using whole foods.
  2. Must possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, and solid written and verbal communication skills. 
  3. Must be interested in community living and willing to include adults with special needs and others at times in food preparation/cooking tasks. 
  4. Position includes some Saturday or full weekend work.
  5. Valid driver’s license is required.  The following would be helpful: current certifications in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR.

BENEFITS: Room and board, plus a small stipend.  Housing and cooking and cleaning tasks are shared with other volunteers. Other benefits:  an opportunity to explore rural community living, learn more about organic/biodynamic agriculture, and farm-based education programs focusing on health and wellness.  The farm is located adjacent to a National Park, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. 

TO APPLY:  Request application materials by email at or by calling Verna Kragnes at 715-294-4048.

Philadelphia Community Farm is a participating mentor farm in the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP). For more details, please visit the farm's profile in our NABDAP program pages.