Come work at a place where we value the experience of sharing food together, and the cultural context of food with diverse audiences.
Ross Creek believes in providing locally produced, high quality, broad appeal food. We have a seasonal menu, which takes advantage of our substantial organic gardens, and we work with local suppliers whenever possible to provide excellent nutrition, taste, and education about healthy and delicious local food. The Centre Chef and House Preparateur is dynamic, interested in using local produce (when possible and feasible), loves being part of a team and working with volunteers. The Centre Chef and House Preparateur must have reliable transportation, care about food, work well with people and be extremely clean and organized. Working around the cooking duties for programs and people at Ross Creek, the Centre Chef and House Preparateur will also liaise with local farms to create a working model for integrated food production in our community, serving the Centre’s programs.
We work hard to reduce food insecurity in our community, while also reducing food waste and expect the successful candidate to be passionate about building and inclusive community through food. While we love highly experienced applicants, those who have good home cooking skills and are highly organised and can learn our menus and add their touch are welcome to apply.
Further, the Centre Chef and House Preparateur will also ensure that incoming artists and program participants of the Centre have their spaces prepared and ready, that all dietary restrictions are catered for, and that healthy, excellent food is available for programs, for special events, and for sale depending on the time of year. The Centre Chef and House Preparateur reports to the Executive and Managing Directors. A spirit of positivity, being part of a supportive team, a sense of humour, curiosity, camaraderie and yes, hard work, are what we look for. It's a rewarding job and you can make an incredible difference while building community.
The centre is located in the Annapolis Valley, close to Wolfville which is home to Acadia University. We are also only over an hour from Halifax and the international airport.
We will hire the right candidate, so apply early!