Philadelphia Community Farm, Osceola, Wisconsin
Organic/Whole Foods Community Chef – March to November 2013
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:
- Prior experience in cooking for groups using whole foods.
- Must possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, and solid written and verbal communication skills.
- Must be interested in community living and willing to include adults with special needs and others at times in food preparation/cooking tasks.
- Position includes some Saturday or full weekend work.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.