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COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Philo Ridge Farm is a beautiful, productive, diversified farm at the forefront of innovation and conversation around our food system. Our practices are founded in regenerative agriculture to facilitate soil revitalization and repair the ecosystem of Vermont’s Champlain Valley. We aspire to support the food, farmers, and the incredible bounty of the region.

The 400-acre property is used for a mixture of activities and operations including: fruit, vegetable and flower production; a diversified livestock and haying operation; and a growing food service and hospitality program. We are in our fourth year of production at the farm, and beginning our second calendar year of operating an on-farm market, production kitchen, event space and processing facility located in the Farm Commons Barn.

The Farm Commons Barn is our primary point of connection with our community and guests, providing an outlet for all that we grow and raise on our farm. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual yet welcoming counter-service style. Alongside seated farm meals, our retail Market includes prepared and value-added foods, a coffee program, in-house butcher shop, and fresh farm produce year round. Additionally, we are securing our 1st Class Liquor License and developing a beer and wine program to compliment our existing foodservice offerings. Beyond our farm products, the Market sells a selection of grocery and specialty housewares that highlight and support Vermont’s artisans. In combination with our adjacent terrace, outdoor event space, and restored historic farmhouse, the Farm Commons Barn hosts educational workshops, meetings, fundraisers, and events that further the conversation around food while providing fun and engaging activities for our community.

We believe in treating our employees, animals, and the soil with respect and care, and we strive to foster a supportive and flexible work environment. We encourage the open exchange of ideas amongst our staff, as we want each member of our team to be able to contribute to the growth and direction of Philo Ridge. All of our employees embody the spirit of sharing, growing together and learning.

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

The Food & Beverage Manager will directly supervise the Head Chef, Market Manager and Events Manager; and will support the Head Chef and Market Manager in supervising all FOH and BOH personnel to achieve strong results in each of these areas. The Food & Beverage Manager also works closely with the senior leadership team to create a cohesive leadership presence that supports the Philo Ridge Farm mission statement, service mission, and core values.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 5-10 years of Market and/or Restaurant General Manager level experience.

  • Proven ability to hire, develop and motivate team members.

  • Ability to effectively direct staff in a fast-paced environment, adapt to changing priorities and remain focused and calm under pressure.

  • Have both front and back of the house skills, industry knowledge and on top of current food and beverage trends.

  • Strong communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.

  • Previous professional experience and/or strong interest in farming and ranching operations.

  • Proven ability to build and cultivate strong, positive relationships with guests, vendors, and team members.

  • Proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office products, POS systems, ChefTec or equivalent food costing software.

  • Demonstrated skills in accounting and cash handling, cost control, and financial analysis.

  • Solid foundation of knowledge in food and market product, cooking, beer and wine, as well as beverage food pairing.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college preferred.

  • Have a working knowledge of local liquor laws, health and safety standards and employee on the job injury reporting requirements.

  • Physical and environmental requirements: continuous standing and occasional carrying of heavy loads; occasional environmental exposure to cold, heat and water.

  • Must have valid Vermont Liquor Card, or obtain one prior to when we obtain our liquor sale permit.

  • Valid drivers license.

  • Minimum of two professional references.

COMPENSATION

this position is : salaried, 50k to 100k

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Online: 
https://www.philoridgefarm.com/join-our-team

Candidates should send a cover letter illustrating experience, resume, available start date, contact information, and reference contact information to jobs@biologicalcapital.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly. No phone calls please.

For full job description and more company information, visit www.philoridgefarm.com and www.biologicalcapital.com

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Philo Ridge Farm is a beautiful, productive, diversified farm at the forefront of innovation and conversation around our food. We support farmers and our local economy, managing our natural resources with a holistic and lasting system of regenerative agriculture, research, education, and inspiration. We want to support food, farmers, and the incredible bounty of the region.
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