Employment Offered

Employment Offered

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Culinary Arts Residency
Position Description
Craigardan is a new nonprofit educational center located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York State. We offer residencies, fellowships, workshops, and classes in the studio, agricultural, culinary, and intellectual arts. Our 78 acre mountain property includes a small-scale diversified farm which produces food for residency participants, the culinary arts program, events, a small CSA, and our farm store.

A Summer Culinary Arts Residency at Craigardan provides exceptional housing and kitchen space to culinary artists and emerging chefs in an exquisite environment that is conducive to creatively working on new ideas, exploring the region’s food-scape, and developing the chef’s farm-to-table and seasonal repertoire without distraction.  This program is designed to assist chefs during an integral stage of their career, either to establish themselves in the culinary world or to infuse a mid-career turning point with new energy and fresh perspective.

The aim of the residency is to:
provide chefs with the time and raw ingredients necessary to gain a deeper creative understanding of the future of farm-to table dining.  It is our hope that chefs will take a leadership role in redefining modern culinary culture, thereby assisting farmers in the mission to grow nutritious, flavorful, and sustainable foods.  
express Craigardan’s mission of environmental stewardship via the notion of individual responsibility through food
create a bridge between the Farm and the Studio by integrating the Culinary Arts as a creative discipline in the residency program.  Food is the language of the farm and the inspiration for many crafts. Residents are encouraged to collaborate with and take inspiration from Craigardan's resident artists and staff.

Each residency session is 1 month in length, between June and October.  Four sessions are offered each year, one resident per session.  Chefs may wish to come for more than one session, and stay in-residence up to 4 months.
• Session 1:  June 1 - June 29
• Session 2:  June 29 - July 27
• Session 3:  August 3 - August 31
• Session 4:  August 31 - September 28

The residency fee is $1000 per session and includes:
• private bedroom with shared bathroom and living spaces
• professional kitchen space and pantry as resident’s studio and personal farm share
• access to the farm’s bounty including fruits, vegetables, and eggs as well as custom slaughtered meats
• the option to work with our farmers to learn more about production, harvest, and butchery
• the ability to participate in programs and events at Craigardan
• time for creative exploration that may include recipe development, writing a cookbook, ingredient experimentation, etc.
• a generous food budget to source additional ingredients from Craigardan and other local partner farms and markets
• organizational support whenever possible for research or community initiatives
• The chef attending the fourth session (Sept) will have the opportunity to help develop and execute the menu for the Fall Harvest Benefit (Dinner in the Field).  This is a paid opportunity.

• chefs-in-residence are required to prepare one harvest meal each week for the Craigardan community (staff and residents) with full creative control while respecting any dietary restrictions.  Kitchen assistance will be provided when necessary.
• commit to using environmental ethics when sourcing all ingredients from off-farm.
• present a public talk about the goals of the chef/residency and share vision and experiences

Culinary Arts Teaching Fellowship
Chefs may apply for a Culinary Arts Teaching Fellowship.  The Fellowship supports a culinary artist or emerging chef with a particular passion for sharing knowledge.  The accepted candidate will have a strong interest in the advancement of local and seasonal preparations, in teaching and community education, and a desire to further collaboration with farmers.  
The residency fee will be waived in exchange for presenting a course or workshop and preparing two community meals each week.  Only one fellowship will be awarded each year.
• plan and prepare up to three meals each week for the Craigardan community (10-12 people).  Kitchen assistance provided.
• teach cooking workshop(s) to the community in your area of expertise (8-10 participants).  Work with the director to plan and execute classes which highlight your particular area of interest.
• develop relationships with local farmers and producers
• commit to using environmental ethics when sourcing all ingredients from off-farm
• present one talk or lecture to the residents and the public about your work as part of the Applebarn Series
• a strong interest in creative food use and cooking
• good communication skills and the ability to work independently
• basic knowledge of food preparation and preservation techniques

2018 Application Deadline: April 1st
Visit www.craigardan.org/car to Learn more and Apply.
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Michele Drozd