Pate Cook wanted

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We’re looking for a pate cook who will make our mushroom pates for farmers market and grocery sales, and ideally will also take on additional mushroom prep and packing work.

The work: Prep ingredients, cook and mix mushroom pates, then package into tubs and jars at our commercial kitchen space in Amery, WI.

Work may also include other mushroom prep and packing at our farm in Clayton, WI.

Hours: Pate work at this point is one to two days a week, while our other mushroom prep and packing would make this position full-time from July through August.  Pate work is expected to grow, especially during the winter, as demand for our products increases.  There may or may not be mushroom prep and packing work during the winter.

Duration: Pate work is permanent and steadily growing, but other mushroom prep and packing work is variable from summer to winter following our mushroom production schedule.

Compensation: hourly work at $12 to $14 per hour.  Housing is available free of charge in our farmhouse or in our bunkhouse for farm workers (including mushroom prep and packer); there is a shared bathroom and kitchen in the farmhouse.  All farm workers have use of kitchen equipment and a few food staples like oil and salt, and of course mushrooms!

The Team: Pate work is independent, though our commercial kitchen often has several others working around or in the kitchen too.  Our Summer farm team is about two or three full employees, while our winter team slims down to a single production worker.

Work Location: We make our mushroom pates at a beautiful and well-outfitted kitchen in Amery, WI, which is a little over an hour from the Twin Cities.  Other prep and packing work is at our farm nearby – a beautiful 38 acre farm at 827 15th St., Clayton, WI 54004.

Selection Criteria: We are looking for someone with a background in food preparation who can work independently, quickly, and to a high standard.  Candidates with food manager certification a plus.

Hiring deadline: We will hire as soon as we find the right candidate.

Application Details: Please email Jeremy at with a description of why you’re interested in the position.  He’d also like to see a resume and at least two professional references.

Thanks for your interest in our Pate Chef position!

Contact Farmer Jeremy McAdams at 612-205-8599 or fill out the form below: