Job Announcement: Professional Production Assistant for the VFVC

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Posted: December 17, 2012

Vermont Food Venture Center
Professional Production Assistant
The Vermont Food Venture Center, a program of the Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick, VT is a semi-automated multi-kitchen incubator and processing facility. We offer our clients co-packing services as well as commercial kitchen production space supported by business and technical services. 
We are seeking an individual to work closely with a variety of clients in a processing and production capacity.  A highly organized and motivated person with a solid knowledge of commercial cooking, processing and recipe scale up is desired. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong “people” skills is necessary. 
RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Assist and instruct clients on the use of facilities and food processing equipment at the VFVC as required.
·         Assist clients with recipe scale up and development of production techniques.
·         Manage the organization and cleanliness of production kitchens
·         Assist in maintaining cleaning and managing the warehouse
·         Perform additional tasks as required
REQUIREMENTS
·         Food Processing or commercial cooking experience
·         Excellent customer service skills
·         Strong organizational and time management skills
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills..
·         Flexible work schedule with ability to work occasional weekends and evenings.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS DESIRED
·         Knowledge of food preservation
·         Better Process Control certification
·         ServSafe Certification
·         Culinary degree or equivalent kitchen history is desired
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
·         Requires standing/walking/bending/kneeling throughout shift and ability to lift & carry up to 50 lbs.
To Apply:
Please send your resume to elena@hardwickagriculture.org
Please, no walk-ins or phone calls. 

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