Over the last 35 years, we’ve worked hard to build The Chef’s Garden. It’s a unique niche - home to creativity, innovation, a commitment to excellence, and some of the best produce in the world.
What started as a small family farm has grown to include many more people - still family nonetheless. We’re humbled that you’d consider joining us in the work that we do.
Our Specialty Vegetable Packers are essential. They take all of our produce that’s been harvested and make sure that it’s cleaned and beautifully prepared to send to our customers.
The ideal candidate for this position has high attention to detail, is methodical and precise. Limited experience is required for this position - we are more than willing to teach you along the way. Every day in this position will be a little different. You’ll be exposed to a wide range of products and learn how to package them to the standard of even the most demanding chefs.
This job is ideal for people who shudder at the idea of a 9-5 desk job as you’ll regularly be on the move. You’ll need to be able to stand for long periods of time; sit; walk; climb steps, reach with hands and arms; lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Basic mathematic skills are needed for this role (add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals). This position is also great for people who prefer sweater weather as our packing room is generally from 38-41 degrees Fahrenheit.
In return, you’ll receive all of the basics: medical and voluntary insurance benefits, paid holidays and PTO, and a 401k. On top of that, we offer profit sharing, access to our produce (don’t blame us if you become a foodie), opportunities for professional growth and development, and casual dress all year-round - we’re not stuffy folk.
While things on the farm can look different almost every day, here’s what some day-to-day responsibilities may look like:
- Ensure there is no damage to the products you are packaging and package with presentation in mind. Label each box uniformly and verify that each address is correct and matches the customer order
- Fill the current day's orders accurately with quality product
- Assist in the cleaning, trimming, sorting, and packing of vegetables and microgreens, including running the cleaning machines for certain items
- Keep all utensils (scissors, knives, thermometers, etc.) cleaned and sanitized according to all Food Safety policies and standards
If you’re interested in joining the Chef’s Garden family, please submit your application. We’re excited to talk about the ways you might best fit here on the farm.
At The Chef's Garden, equal talent will always get equal opportunity.
We are a drug-free workplace. Background check and drug test required.
Compensation: $10.00 per hour
Job Type: Full-time