2018 Season Employment Opportunities

Culinary Services Manager and Administration Assistant-Backyard Farm and Artisan Culinary Concepts The Backyard Farm Team is looking for a dedicated and detail oriented candidate to fulfill the position of Culinary Services Manager and Administration Assistant starting in the 2018 season. As we have steadily increased in business volume, this is a full time, year round* position for the right candidate. We are looking for a dynamic individual who possesses  great communication skills, as well as hospitality industry experience, as well as a true passion for food and wine in our region. This progressive position is available long term with lots of potential for growth, and learning in the culinary and wine tourism industry.  Backyard Farm is now heading into its 5th season, with a wealth of  future “development” possibilities in the foreseeable future both on-site, and for our offsite catering and private chef services. Interested applicants must possess a valid drivers license, and transportation, due to the diversity of our offered services. In addition, “Serving It Right” certification is mandatory, and “FoodSafe” level 1 is an asset. Experience with Microsoft Office, as well as working with Mac is an asset, but we are happy to “train to suit” in our systems. A genuine interest in food and wine culture is a must, formal education is not necessary, although increased wine knowledge is a benefit of working within our exclusive team. We are also interested in increasing our Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations presence, preference will be given to those who may have experience and interest in these platforms. The chosen applicant will work very closely with Chef Chris Van Hooydonk...

Hello 2018! A recap of 2017 at the farm…

What an amazing season it has been at the farm! We wanted to take the opportunity to recap some of the developments and news of the 2017 season, as we look forward to a strong finish and start planning for 2018. Of course this will happen during a much needed hibernation until mid -February. Family. Truly we are all a bit perplexed at where this year has gone, and in talking with many of our winery and return clients, it seems that we share in the feeling that 2017 went by faster than any year past. Truly, having a little one around speeds things up a bit, and as Ainsley is now 3 years old, I have been so fortunate to share in all the little milestones much closer than many in the culinary industry. Indeed this is the career I chose at a very young age, but as we strategize for next year, I recognize how unbelievable it is that I get to work, farm and live at “home”. Mikkel and I really don’t want for anything, other than a couple extra hours in the day(don’t we all..), but we are thrilled to share that we will be growing our family by 1 more in March, such a wonderful way to kick spring off for sure. We figured we should increase our future farm labour pool before time gets the best of us, and we still have the energy to chase our little ones around..Truly, having Ainsley has brought a whole new insight into what “success” means, and perhaps a bit more incentive to seek balance in life...