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Farm Builder And Paddock To Plate Chef

Mount Gnomon Farm Penguin, Tasmania

2nd Year Visa Eligible

Job Description

We have two positions available a chef and a farm/builder both qualify for regional rural work second year visa as they include farm work.

Basicall we're looking for responsible, independent and hard working individual(s) to work at our farm for a minimum period of three months ideally four from the start of October this year. The positions could extend for longer as we have plans to build a barn this summer which will be used for weddings and festivals. One position is a hands on building/farm worker the other is a chef managing our kitchen garden and assisting with stalls at festivals, markets and in the restaurant. As stated both positions will have elements of farm work and will qualify for the regional rural work towards a second year visa in Australia.

A bit about us - we're a young international team running a free range pig, sheep and cattle farm in a really beautiful part of Tasmania. The farm is called Mount Gnomon Farm, there are plenty of images on our facebook page and instagram accounts, or you can learn more through our website. The farm is really a little community where we combine to run a paddock to plate business. We think it’s a pretty special place and a great opportunity for the right individuals.

The farm is 9km from the cute seaside village of Penguin in Tassie's north-west, and it's right next to a mountain range that's great for bushwalking and mountain biking. We're just over 1.5 hours away from Cradle Mountain. Technically, if our pigs escaped they could walk all the way to Cradle and only have to cross one road!

We're doing things a bit different to conventional farmers: we keep old-fashioned breeds that are at risk of extinction and we look after the whole process from paddock to plate.

We go to farmers' markets around Tasmania every weekend, and we attend food festivals where we make our famous 'pulled pork tacos' and 'smokey beef and bacon burgers'.

The work involved in this building/farm work position will be varied and will include building work, feeding and taking care of animals, including our free range pigs, cows and sheep, but could also involve some work at farmers markets and festivals depending on the skills and interests of the individual. A farm background or interest in farming and a practical trade background is essential, basically the person will need a practical mind, team ethos and a can do attitude.

The chef position can also be ongoing and will follow in the footsteps of other young, international chefs who have enjoyed the challenge and freedom of creating their own menus in our pop-up restaurant, along with learning some butchery and small-good skills. As a member of the team, you will also get some hands-on farm and kitchen gardening experience.

In this role you will help on the farm and play a lead role in establishing and improving our kitchen garden, preparing dishes for farmers' markets and food festivals, and be the chef in our pop-up restaurant.

The position requires you to be a leader and work independently as well as a member of a team. It's a great job for the right person. Our previous chefs have had a great experience at the farm. Some of their dishes and menus can be viewed on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Both positions are full time, based at the farm and at the pastoral award rate minus food and accommodation. The successful applicant(s), will also have access to a car for exploring Tasmania with the rest of our team on days off. Please apply outlining why you feel like you would be suited to the position and joining our farm community along with some information about the relevant experiences. It is essential to include one professional referee and one personal referee and your telephone number so we can follow up.


All the best

Regards Guy

Farm Manager

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Mount Gnomon Farm

Member since: April 2017