Philo Ridge Farm is a certified organic 400-acre farm located in Vermont’s Champlain Valley. We are a diversified farm in our fourth year of production focused on growing produce and raising meat. Our practices increase the health of our soil, produce a variety of nutrient rich foods, reduce the use of fossil fuels, and support our agricultural community. Our production spans vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, flowers, orchards, and livestock including sheep, chickens, turkeys, cattle, and pigs. We produce our own compost and hay on the farm. We believe in treating our employees, animals, and land with the respect and care. In addition to production, we are carefully measuring and monitoring our practices so that we can share our story and data gathered with others who are interested in understanding and supporting regenerative agriculture.
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FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER
The Food & Beverage Manager is responsible for all aspects of food and beverage operations at Philo Ridge Farm, including our market, food service, beer and wine service, special event coordination, and all guest related activities. This includes all Back of House (BOH) and Front of House (FOH) staff management and leadership; providing unsurpassed hospitality and guest experience; curating and serving the products grown on the farm and prepared in the kitchen; as well as overseeing the sourcing and selling of our various market products by the Market Manager. The Food & Beverage Manager is also responsible for overseeing all product inventory, the maintenance of all Farm Commons Barn facilities & equipment, and working in conjunction with the Head Chef and Market Manager on the sales and financial performance of the food service program.
We believe in treating our employees, animals, and land with the respect
Philo Ridge Farm is looking for a General Manager (GM) to be the creative, hands on, entrepreneurial driver of our diverse and innovative farm. The GM will provide inspirational leadership and oversight of team development, as well as thoughtful financial management of the business. They will be a key ambassador of our core values, company mission and the Philo Ridge Farm story. The GM is responsible for all business operations, leadership development, internal communication, community engagement and marketing, HR and administration. They are supported by the Philo Ridge Farm Asset Manager, the business partner Bio-Logical Capital, and the Philo Ridge Farm Board, which includes farm owners Diana McCargo and Peter Swift, who live adjacent to the property. This is a multi-faceted role, with many diverse responsibilities, requiring patience and resilience, solid business acumen, entrepreneurialism, and a good sense of humor.
Our growing practices increase the health of our soil
The Head Chef is the creative lead at the intersection of our farm and Market. He/she will be responsible for all aspects of the back-of-house (BOH) operations of the market, and all culinary activities. The foundation of this position is the creation and execution of both a prepared foods and value-added products, both of which are driven by what we grow on our farm. This person thrives in a dynamic environment where the seasonality and the unpredictable nature of farm products are a catalyst for culinary creativity. This is a fast-paced position that requires the Head Chef to develop a balanced mix of seasonally driven dishes using simple cooking techniques and nose-to-tail and root-to-fruit principles.
Our practices support our agricultural community
RUNNER / BUSSER
The Runner/Busser is responsible for providing exceptional external and internal customer service and ensuring a positive dining experience by supporting the kitchen and wait staff in running and expediting food, clearing and turning tables, and re-stocking of work areas to support front of house service.
Our growing practices produce a variety of nutrient rich foods
The Dishwasher participates in the daily operations of the kitchen including the washing of all dishes, kitchen utensils, cookware, and equipment. The Dishwasher maintains the cleanliness, sanitation and organization of the kitchen, kitchen equipment, storage and garbage areas. The Dishwasher will also complete cooking prep, dry storage and walk-in organization and rotation, and other tasks as assigned by the Kitchen Shift Supervisor or Head Chef.
Our growing practices reduce the use of fossil fuels
The Production Cook works with the kitchen team, led by the Head Chef, to ensure a high level of quality and standards of all prepared food and executes the proper product rotation of raw ingredients and cooked items. The Production Cook is responsible for accurate, efficient, and timely execution and plating of menu items throughout the day. They are an active contributor to the open and constant line of communication with all other team members regarding product, production timeline for prepared food items, and ingredients.
we strive to create a supportive and flexible work environment
MARKET TEAM MEMBER
The Market Team Member will be responsible for setting up the deli, market floor and dining area, and coffee and pastry counter for service, including the stocking of coffee and dining self-service area; ensuring that all market food and merchandise are well-displayed; providing customer service throughout the store; preparing and serving drinks and food. The Market Team Member will have a deep understanding of and pulse on the current trends in good food production, and will contribute to the ongoing evolution of the Market product mix.