Macro Mamas is seeking energetic, skilled, creative people to join the team in our natural whole foods commercial kitchen for our 2019 season!
We sell nutritious, plant-based prepared food at the Ithaca Farmers Market. We also cater all manner of events, in all manner of culinary styles, and we sell packaged grab-and-go food to various retail locations.
We start most days at 8 AM with the goal of finishing by 4:30. Our kitchen is a supportive, collaborative, and light-hearted environment, but we also take our work seriously. We hustle! This job is fast-paced and requires physical endurance and mental clarity. There’s a lot going on here almost every day. We are always striving for excellence.
We are a fun, close-knit, compassionate group. We all care about the work that we do, and we all want to do it quickly, safely, and efficiently!
Our market and catering season is from mid-April to mid-December. We ask that people make a commitment for the full season when they join our team. From mid-January until April, we cook for our wholesale accounts, and there are some opportunities for employment during that time.
We’d like to hire people who:
• can self-direct
• are comfortable working independently and as part of a team
• can read and execute a recipe confidently
• trust their own taste buds
• can lift up to 50# safely
• can focus and multi-task even when surrounded by activity
• share our passion for sustainability and seriously good food
• have a desire to enhance their knowledge of food energetics and menu balancing
About the job:
Cooking & Kitchen Prep: This is a position for individuals with commercial kitchen experience, or comparable training. Tasks include food prep for markets and wholesale products, cooking for catered events, baking both vegan and non-vegan desserts, and occasional pickling. Some knowledge of vegan, vegetarian, and macrobiotic techniques is desirable, though being vegan is by no means a prerequisite for this job. For the right person, this job can be a chance to exercise creativity and curiosity.
Baking: This position may involve baking from-scratch vegan desserts for the Ithaca Farmers Market. We are seeking individuals with knack and experience in baking. Understanding of vegan ingredients and substitutions is desirable, as is experience with gluten-free baking. Confidence reading and executing recipes is a must. Must work Fridays.
Farmers Market Staff: We are also seeking staff for our booth at the Farmers Market. Personable, clean, quick, with solid basic mental math skills. Duties involve setting up the booth, maintaining food safety standards, assembling meals, interacting with customers, frying corn fritters, and re-packing the truck. Saturdays, April-December
Depending on the individuals who apply, one person can and ideally will take on aspects of each of these positions.
Contingent on experience and responsibilities.
Send a resume and cover letter via email.