Rainshadow Organics is a full-diet farm with dozens of varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, pork, chicken, eggs, turkey, beef, and grains on 200 acres. It is a particularly diverse farm, with accompanying culinary hospitality, on a mission to promote widespread regenerative farming and eating. In 2015, we built a commercial kitchen, event space, and farm store to create a deeper connection between our community members and the food we grow. We offer farm driven cuisine at private and ticketed events from April through December. Our farm kitchen team is a critical link between this land, which provides 95% of the ingredients they use, and their unique culinary creations.

What We Believe

At the core of Rainshadow is the understanding that the health and integrity of land and soil are the key ingredients that enable us to produce nutrient-dense foods to nourish our bodies and community. Our agricultural practice is rooted in a regenerative model that enriches the soil for the growth of heirloom vegetables and heritage breeds that are adapted to our harsh high desert climate. We also have a passive four-season greenhouse for winter and early starts and eighteen larger season-extending hoop houses or high tunnels. We are certified organic and use only sustainable practices, with no chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides.

Rainshadow Organics is looking to hire a dynamic kitchen team including an Executive Chef, Sous Chef, and Prep Cook. This small but mighty team will be the powerhouse behind bringing our farm to the table through public and private on farm events. We offer dinners, brunches, lunches, and weddings, and host up to 50 people in our intimate event spaces. Our farm believes wholeheartedly in the power of organic, nutrient dense farming and we would love to welcome a kitchen team that respects similar ethos.

TO APPLY: please submit your resume, three references, and a cover letter answering the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in working at Rainshadow Organics?
  • How does this position fit into your short and long term goals?

Include contact and basic information:

  • Name
  • Preferred Pronouns
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Date of Birth

Executive Chef

We are looking for an inspired and motivated chef who is passionate about creating palatable ingenuity while working within the confines and rewards of a full diet farm cuisine. We encourage full innovative freedoms, and are seeking someone who is excited to go against tradition in a revolutionary way, transforming Rainshadow Organics into a culinary destination. You will be a leader, an educator, and a visionary in the link between community and culinary art.

Execute all Private and Public Events on Farm

  • Curate and implement a unique menu for every event
  • Work with Rainshadow farmers to understand and utilize the food of the moment
  • Present to guests during farm to table dinners
  • Contribute to all event marketing: social media, events emails, blogs, etc.

Oversee the Kitchen

  • Display positive leadership qualities when directing kitchen staff
  • Ensure kitchen staff works a maximum of 40/hrs per week
  • Satisfy all Food Handler/Safe Food regulations
  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen space
  • Provide lunch for farm crew
  • Manage inventory and ordering

Guide the Farm Apprentices through Daily Tasks

  • Farm apprentices participate in a monthly rotation through the kitchen from May -October. They are there to learn from you and your team. You will guide them through whatever tasks you see fit; i.e. preparing crew lunches, preserving, prepping, baking…

Oversee Farm Preservation Operation

  • The kitchen is an integral part in filling the farm store with delicious pickles, canned goods, krauts, sauces, jams, shrub, preserves, hot sauces and more.
  • Quality control is a must. You will be making sure appropriate preserving, testing, and record keeping is taking place

Work with Events Coordinator for Event Planning

  • Scheduling and pricing of events
  • Staffing needs
  • Beverage menu: options, prices, etc.
  • Day of execution & equipment/service ware needs

Oversee Kitchen Budget

  • Work with events coordinator and farm liaison to set yearly sales goals and farm store/kitchen budget
  • Creates & maintains relationships with appropriate vendors
  • Works with farm liaison to satisfy bookkeeping needs (receipts, expenses, etc.)

Work with Farm Store Staff

  • Help educate customers about farm products with recipe suggestions and off the cuff how-tos when the store is open
  • Assists farm liaison in recipe creation/selection for CSA emails, etc.

Schedule and Compensation:

  • Full-time, year round position
  • Anticipated work days are Wednesday – Sunday
  • Projected salary of $62,900
  • Base salary of $37,500
  • Plus 7.5% of event sales and 30% of gratuity (if we hit our sales goals, the expected bonus/gratuity: $25,400)
  • 4 weeks paid time off for any medical or personal needs
  • Farm lunch

Sous Chef

We are looking for an inspired and motivated sous chef who is passionate about working with an executive chef to create palatable ingenuity while working within the confines and rewards of a full diet farm cuisine. We encourage full innovative freedoms, and are seeking someone who is excited to go against tradition in a revolutionary way, transforming Rainshadow Organics into a culinary destination.

Schedule and Compensation:

  • This position is for April – October, 40/hrs per week
  • Anticipated work days are Wednesday – Sunday
  • Hourly wage: $17.00
  • 5 days paid time off for any medical or personal needs
  • Farm lunch

Assist in Executing all Private and Public Events on Farm

  • Help to curate and implement a unique menu for every event using the food of the season
  • Contribute to all event marketing: social media, events emails, blogs, etc.

Guide the Farm Apprentices through Daily Tasks

  • Farm apprentices participate in a monthly rotation through the kitchen from May -October. They are there to learn from you and the chef. You will guide them through whatever tasks you and the chef see fit; i.e. preparing crew lunches, preserving, prepping, baking…

Participate in Farm Preservation Operation

  • The kitchen is an integral part in filling the farm store with delicious pickles, canned goods, krauts, sauces, jams, shrub, preserves, hot sauces and more.
  • Quality control is a must. You will be making sure appropriate preserving, testing, and record keeping is taking place

Work with Farm Store Staff

  • Help educate customers about farm products with recipe suggestions and off the cuff how-tos when the store is open
  • Assists farm liaison in recipe creation/selection for CSA emails, etc.

Prep Cook

We are looking for an inspired and motivated prep cook who is passionate about working with a chef team to create palatable ingenuity while working within the confines and rewards of a full diet farm cuisine. This applicant needs to have experience working in a fast-paced, ever-changing kitchen. They must have strong knife skills and the ability to move through a tsunami of food with a great attitude.

Schedule and Compensation

  • This position is from June – October , 40/hrs per week
  • Anticipated work days are Wednesday – Sunday
  • Hourly Wage: $15.00
  • 5 days paid time off for any medical or personal needs
  • Farm lunch

Assist in executing all private and public events on farm

  • Execute food preparation and production: slicing, chopping, sauteing, roasting, baking, you name it! You will be interacting with over 100 varieties of farm fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, each requiring a special attention to detail
  • Support your teammates in keeping the kitchen running well; being an active participant and a good communicator is a must

Participate in farm preservation operation

  • The kitchen is an integral part in filling the farm store with delicious pickles, canned goods, krauts, sauces, jams, shrub, preserves, hot sauces and more.
  • Quality control is a must. You will be making sure appropriate preserving, testing, and record keeping is taking place
  • Labeling preserved products

Help maintain a clean and organized kitchen. This includes dish washing, sweeping, mopping, etc.

Service Team

coming soon