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Paddock To Plate Chef

Mount Gnomon Farm Penguin, Tasmania

2nd Year Visa Eligible

Job Description

We have a full-time position available as a chef. The job qualifies for regional rural work towards your second year visa in Australia, as it includes elements of farm work.

Basically we're looking for a responsible, independent, creative and hard working individual to work at our farm for a minimum period of three months, potentially four including the dark mofo winter feast festival.

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 also go to farmers' markets around Tasmania every weekend to sell our sausages and other meat, and we attend food and music festivals where we make our famous pulled pork tacos and smokey beef and bacon burgers.

The chef position 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 chef, you will play a lead role in establishing and improving our kitchen garden, preparing dishes for farmers' markets, food festivals and functions (such as weddings, family gatherings), and be the chef in our pop-up restaurant, which we plan to open on a more regular base this summer. The work will be varied and as a member of the team, you will also get some hands-on farm and kitchen gardening experience.

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.

The position is full time, based at the farm and at the pastoral award rate minus food and accommodation. The successful applicant 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

Guy
Farm Manager

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Mount Gnomon Farm

Member since: April 2017