Chef and Organic Farm Assistant to Artist-in-Residence
We are searching for a talented and resourceful chef who is passionate about providing healthy meals for OSGF Artists in Residence, and who is also interested in contributing to, and gaining experience of, the diverse day-to-day work that supports an organic farm. The key goal is to use fresh food that is grown on the OSGF Biocultural Conservation Farm, or that can be sourced locally, to create a culinary experience that supports and nourishes the artist community at Oak Spring.
The Oak Spring estate is located in Upperville, Virginia nestled in the Virginia Piedmont, between the Blue Ridge and Bull Run mountains. The location of OSGF in the foothills of Appalachia places us in the north-eastern fringe of a region rich in agro-biodiversity. Regional Appalachian crop varieties are a key focus of the OSGF Bio-Cultural Conservation Farm (BCCF). We are looking for anindividual who will highlight these and other crops in creative and artistic ways that will inspire and tell the story of the food we are growing. Candidates are encouraged to visit www.osgf/bccf for more information about the BCCF.
In addition to their work in the kitchen, as time allows, and especially in those intervals when Oak Spring is not hosting residents, the successful candidate will work actively on the Biocultural Conservation Farm. It is the intent of this recruitment to seamlessly integrate the Oak Spring OSGF Artist-in-Residence and BCCF programs so that both are well supported and can continue to develop in a mutually supportive and integrated way.
We also envisage that the Chef and Organic Farm Assistant will have some opportunity to engage with our local communities and neighbors by creating and helping deliver workshops, classes and themed dinners during times when Oak Spring is not hosting residents.