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OPEN POSITION: Farmshed Kitchen Manager

The Kitchen Manager oversees programming related to Farmshed’s commercial kitchen.  The Manager will work closely with the Farmshed team: staff, AmeriCorps members, interns, volunteers, and Board of Directors to run the kitchen with a clear focus on activities that grow the local food community.

Key Responsibilities:

General (10%)

  • Prepare for and attend regularly scheduled staff meetings
  • Participate in shared office support tasks (greeting guests, answering phones, maintaining calendar, preparing deposits, etc.)
  • Inform public of Farmshed programming by presenting or tabling at events
  • Perform facility and equipment maintenance and renovations as necessary
  • Comply with Farmshed’s internal policies

Kitchen Programming and Operations (15%)

  • Oversee the operation and management of all equipment, storage and kitchen use
  • Work with Executive Director (ED) and Communication and Outreach Director (COD) to devise annual kitchen budget, programming, communication, marketing, and evaluation strategies
  • Act as main kitchen contact and liaison to government food-safety agencies
  • Implement planned strategies and adhere to budget
  • Maintain kitchen schedule and communication between staff, volunteers, and renters
  • Lead efforts in Winter Market sales and tabling (may require occasional Saturdays)
  • Plan and instruct occasional food based workshops
  • Assist in funding acquisition for kitchen programming including grant writing
  • Keep ED and Board of Directors (BOD) informed of programming with detailed and accurate reports
  • Supervise program interns and volunteers and provide feedback
  • Ensure all users keep kitchen clean and organized and regular inventory is taken of equipment and small wares

Frozen Assets Program (60%)

  • Place and coordinate produce orders with farms
  • Manage the seasonal processing, packaging, and freezing of produce (July-Nov)
    • Train and lead volunteers in processing efforts
    • Maintain accurate records and logs
    • Enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and flow
  • Govern and track sales and distribution of product (retail and wholesale)
  • Manage outreach, communication, and distribution with shareholders

Kitchen Rentals (15%)

  • Serve as point of contact and mentor to aspiring local food business entrepreneurs interested in kitchen rental
  • Collect, manage, and maintain user documentation including, but not limited to, commercial liability insurance, licenses, signed agreement and rental deposits.
  • Train all users of the kitchen on operations, safety, and maintenance
  • Enforce sanitary food handling methods and kitchen use policies and procedures
  • Compile and distribute monthly billing to ongoing renters and the ED



  • Certified Food Manager or able to attain License through a nationally accredited food protection examination within 90 days of hire

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s in health, sustainability or nutrition related field preferred
  • 4 years managing in a commercial kitchen setting
  • 2 years teaching or training employees or others
  • 2 years of program management/ coordination preferred


  • Google Drive and Microsoft Suite
  • Passionate about working with local foods and farmers
  • Knowledgeable of food seasonality in Wisconsin
  • Ready to teach people different techniques and skills for preparing and preserving local food in a fun and informative manner
  • Familiar with state and federal food regulations and licensing
  • Clean and organized with high-level attention to detail
  • Analytical and strategic with great problem solving skills
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Works well under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills

The position is .75 FTE (approx. 24-30 hrs/week) with the potential to develop the position to full time.  Expected start date of June 18th, 2018. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and professional references to layne@farmshed.org by May 27th.  

To view our current internship opportunities, please visit our internship page here.

To learn about our general volunteering opportunities, please visit our volunteer page by clicking here.


We Believe: 1) Food should be grown in a sustainable manner 2) People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods 3) The public should know local farmers 4) Farmers should know who eats their food


Your membership supports our programming as well as our production greenhouse and community kitchen
10/06/18 - October 2018 Chef on the Square
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI
10/20/18 - Farm to School
Downtown Public Square, Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI
10/27/18 - Turkey Trot Registration
Downtown Public Square, Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI