Paid Culinary Training Program 


The application process is now open for our first culinary training program! This program is designed to train folks who are interested in pursuing a career in the culinary arts about kitchen sanitation and food safety, fundamental culinary skills and basic food processing. At the conclusion of the program, applicants will feel confident to pursue additional work in professional kitchens. Those who successfully complete this program will receive a letter of recommendation from HVH and we may also be able to help you find your next position either at HVH or other hospitality organizations. 


You are joining our organization at an exciting time. We are in the process of developing our product lines - and we want your input. One of the most unique parts of this program is that it takes place on a farm. We will take weekly field scout walks and design our culinary products around the items we have growing in the fields.  


This is a part-time, seasonal position for two people beginning August 15, 2020 and concluding on or about December 15, 2020. Approximately 24 hours are available per week, Monday-Friday. This amount may vary based on available tasks. For example, there may be more hours available around the holidays due to greater higher volume of products needed. 


Weekly tasks will generally include keeping all kitchen and pantry areas clean and tidy, food processing (cleaning, freezing, canning, labeling, etc) and cooking. There will also be the opportunity to help with other events and programs such as cooking classes (in person or virtual) and farm lunches for guests and staff. 


Compensation is $15 / hour
30% off farmstand products including meat and eggs
Work in a beautiful environment with a dynamic team of educators, farmers and conservationists
Note: This part time seasonal position does not include paid holidays or PTO or health benefits.



  • Able to stand on your feet for 8 hours a day

  • Able to lift 50 pounds

  • Greatly interested in pursuing a career in the culinary field

  • Excited to learn new skills and a great communicator

  • Background check required


Please contact Alicia Walter at to apply.


Harlem Valley Homestead is an education-focused small-scale, diversified vegetable, flower and livestock farm on 250 acres in Wingdale NY. We maintain 50 acres in pasture, 5 acres in annual production and cover crop, and 200 acres of woods. We are a start up operation with plans to grow, and currently have a flerd of beef cattle and sheep, a flock of layer chickens, pigs in silvopasture, a small orchard, mushroom production, a large vegetable and flower garden and a small apiary. 


At Harlem Valley Homestead we believe it is the collective sum of our individual differences that make us stronger as a whole. Harlem Valley Homestead is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and connectedness to each other and to the land. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, culture & ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We publicly affirm our identity as an anti-racist  organization and that our anti-racism commitment be reflected in the life and culture of our policies, programs and hiring practices in our ongoing learning and self evaluation about racism. 

Posted 7/20/2020

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