We're a teeny tiny no-till, no-spray, earth-friendly farm. We grow salad greens, herbs + flowers.


All the good stuff to enjoy a delicious and gorgeous meal at home or on the beach:

Sustainable grocery, local fruit + veg, prepared foods, wine, beer and fresh flowers.


We bake fresh sourdough bread and focaccia each morning.

Sweet treats from local bakery Bit of Swiss can be found in the cafe.


Grab a cup of farmer-direct coffee while you shop our marketplace or lounge next to the farm.

Organic kombucha is always on tap.

Outdoor seating

Lounge next to the farm with your bestie and a cold brew.

Work with us

Hiring: Culinary Manager / Chef

Culinary Manager / Chef

Location: New Buffalo, MI
Application Close Date: Applications accepted on a rolling basis                                Hours:  Full time, weekends required                                     
Start Date: Position available now 

About Farmette:

Farmette is a small farm, marketplace, bakery + cafe in New Buffalo, Michigan. Our core mission is to support 100% sustainable food culture. We love our small business community along the shores of Lake Michigan and aim to uplift and enhance our unique area. We are an inclusive marketplace + event space carrying local and sustainable produce, flowers, coffee, prepared foods, home goods and more. 

As the Culinary Manager / Chef, you'll take the lead on keeping our marketplace stocked with fresh, gorgeous and seasonal prepared foods from our on-site farm and local producers. Additionally, you will manage our in-house catering + special events program. Applicants with a background in private chef and/or catering experience are encouraged to apply.


You’ll collaborate with Farmette’s founder, Katie Burdett, along with the entire small Farmette team. 

  • Lead our culinary program! Develop + cook year-round prepared foods recipes along with seasonal specials. This includes cheese boards, nosh boxes, salads, dips, sandwiches, condiments, and a wide array of other specials.
  • Work with sustainably produced + preferably local products.
  • Maintain a positive, friendly, calm + welcoming environment for all staff, customers and vendors.
  • Maintain quality + consistency of culinary program.
  • Keep in mind a low-waste operation and be open to minimizing food waste.
  • Ordering ingredients + supplies within Farmette’s budget.
  • Keep a clean, sanitary workspace, storage + refrigeration.
  • Accept deliveries, check for accuracy of orders.
  • Keep an updated recipe book of Farmette’s recipes both in Google Drive and printed on-site. 
  • Communicate and coordinate with the kitchen and farm team about inventory, customer feedback, etc.
  • Coordinate catering and special events 
  • Work with guest chefs on occasion
  • Keep the commercial kitchen in compliance with all local health codes and manage inspections with MDARD.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • At least 1 year of culinary management experience, preferably working with farm-fresh produce and seasonal items.
  • Learn2Serv certifications for working in + managing others in the kitchen.
  • Passion for working with sustainably produced + local products and utilizing surplus.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team-driven environment. We are a respectful and positive environment.
  • Reliability a must.
  • Able to work independently, focused and self-driven.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Open to feedback with the understanding that the whole team is working towards the same goal.
  • Keep a positive and professional attitude with co-workers, customers + vendors.
  • Be able to handle the physical work of being on your feet, walking, talking + cleaning. 
  • Occasionally lift and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Reach, bend and stoop frequently.
  • Make cleanliness and food safety a top priority.
  • Live within a reasonable driving distance to New Buffalo and have access to reliable transportation.
  • We are a non-smoking workplace for the safety of our on-site farm.
  • All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19


  • Email with subject “Culinary Manager”
  • Explain your interest in the position
  • Attach Your Resume
  • Share two professional references

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Farmette is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workplace. We hire qualified candidates and make all employment-related decisions based on job-related qualifications, without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law.