Farmette is a farm(ette), marketplace, bakery + cafe

We will be opening in New Buffalo, MI in 2024

Interested in working with us? Scroll down for a list of open positions.

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Chef / Culinary Manager

Culinary Manager

Location: New Buffalo, MI
Application Close Date: Applications accepted on a rolling basis                                 
Hours:  Full time, weekends required                                     
Start Date: May 2024          

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 carrying local and sustainable produce, flowers, coffee, prepared foods, home goods and more. We plan to open in summer 2024.

As the Culinary Manager, you'll take the lead on keeping our marketplace stocked fresh, gorgeous and seasonal prepared foods from our on-site farm and local producers. 

Responsibilities

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, condiments, crackers and more.
  • 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 a composting system.
  • 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 + coordinate with the kitchen + 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 the health department.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Join team meetings and tasting sessions.
  • 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

Salary: $50,000/year, paid time off

TO APPLY

  • Email hello@farmettemichigan.com 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.

Culinary Team Member

Culinary Team Member

Location: New Buffalo, MI
Application Close Date: Applications accepted on a rolling basis                                 
Hours:  Full time, weekends required                                    
Start Date: May 2024         

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 carrying local and sustainable produce, flowers, coffee, prepared foods, home goods and more. We plan to open in summer 2024.

As a Culinary Team Member, you'll play a pivotal role in keeping our marketplace stocked with fresh, gorgeous and seasonal prepared foods from our on-site farm and local producers.

Responsibilities

You’ll report directly to the Culinary Manager, and collaborate with the entire small Farmette team. 

  • In coordination with the Culinary Manager, cook year-round prepared foods recipes along with seasonal specials. This includes cheese boards, nosh boxes, salads, soups, dips, condiments, crackers and more.
  • Work with sustainably farmed + 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 a composting system..
  • Keep a clean, sanitary workspace, storage + refrigeration.
  • Accept deliveries, check for accuracy of orders.
  • Communicate + coordinate with the kitchen + farm team about inventory, customer feedback, etc.
  • Make food for catering + special events and support guest chefs on occasion.
  • Keep a clean + sanitary workspace, storage + refrigeration.
  • Keep the commercial kitchen in compliance with all local health codes.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • At least 1 year of culinary experience, preferably working with farm-fresh produce and seasonal items.
  • Learn2Serv certifications for working in the kitchen.
  • Passion for working with sustainably produced + local products.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team-driven environment. We are a respectful and positive work 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.
  • Join team meetings and tasting sessions.
  • 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

Salary $36,000/year, paid time off

TO APPLY

  • Email hello@farmettemichigan.com with subject “Culinary Team Member”
  • 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.

Sourdough Baker

Sourdough Baker

Location: New Buffalo, MI
Application Close Date: Applications accepted on a rolling basis                                    
Hours:  Full time, weekends required                                
Start Date: May 2024          

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 carrying local and sustainable produce, flowers, coffee, prepared foods, home goods and more. We plan to open in late spring 2024.

As a Sourdough Baker, you'll take the lead on our bakery program. You will play a key role in recipe development and keeping our marketplace stocked with fresh sourdough bread and fun seasonal releases.

Responsibilities

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

  • Lead our bakery program! Keep the marketplace stocked with fresh sourdough and seasonal releases
  • Maintain quality and consistency of bread program.
  • Work with sustainably farmed and preferably local grains.
  • Ordering ingredients and supplies within Farmette’s budget.
  • Keep a clean, sanitary workspace, storage and refrigeration.
  • Keep an updated recipe book of Farmette’s bread recipes both in Google Drive and printed on-site. 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Opportunity for growth with expanded pastry program.

Requirements

  • At least 1 year of sourdough baking experience, preferably in a retail bakery.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team-driven environment. We are a respectful and positive work environment.
  • Learn2Serv certifications for working in the kitchen.
  • Reliability a must
  • Able to work independently, focused and self-driven.
  • 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 and customers
  • Be able to handle the physical work of baking.
  • Occasionally lift and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Reach, bend and stoop frequently
  • Join team meetings and tasting sessions.
  • Make cleanliness and food safety a top priority.
  • Live within a reasonable driving distance to Farmette 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

Salary $36,000/year, paid time off

TO APPLY

  • Email hello@farmettemichigan.com with subject “Sourdough Baker”
  • 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.