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Head Chef

Morning Glory Farm Inc

This is a Full-time position in Edgartown, MA posted May 27, 2023.

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

CATEGORY: Food Services


Title: Head Steward
Dept: Kitchen
Hours: Full time, including weekends
Season: Year round
Report to: Executive Chef
Wage: $18.00 – $20.00 Depending on Experience

Affordable housing options may be available.

Morning Glory Farm offers a wide assortment of fresh-packed salads, side dishes, entrees and soups that are prepared daily in our kitchen. We pride ourselves on using our own produce and other local ingredients in season to create outstanding food. Our Farmstand is stocked with freshly prepared entrees, soups, side dishes, salads and pickled vegtables and dressings. We use our own farm produce whenver possible as well as the finest non-GMO and organic products. We prioritize sustainability in food services. Our dishes are based on seasonal produce and our meals and offerings are made from scratch.

The Head Steward works closely with the Executive Chef to effectively manage all steward staff, the cleanliness of the facility, stocking and receiving orders, and washing dishes. Other responsibilities include proper use of chemicals, dishwashing machine, and maintenance of the dishwashing machine.

In our daily work, we:

  • Stocks and receives orders.
  • Has a high standard for cleanilness for equipment and work areas.
  • Cleans and mops floors.
  • Follows all sanitation and safety guidelines.
  • Maintain chemicals and dish washing equipment in good condition and working order.
  • Take out thrash when necessary
  • Supervises steward staff to ensure all job tasks are completed satisfactorily.
  • Performs all other job-related duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Our ideal candidate:

  • 18 years or older
  • Has the ability to remain calm and focused and provide excellent quality of work in a high volume environment.
  • 4 years of commercial kitchen experience required
  • Able to work in a team-orientated environment, takes direction, and assists with problem solving.
  • Is required to lift and/or move 50 pounds frequently.
  • Applicants must be flexible, adaptable, and able to work weekends



WAGE: This position is paid $18 – $20 hourly commensurate with experience.

POSITION: Head Steward


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Morning Glory Farm, started in 1975 by James and Deborah Athearn, grows about 65 acres of vegetables and small fruits on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

Small successive plantings of a wide variety of crops supply the Farmstand from May through December.

Crops include sweet corn, lettuce, carrots, beets, tomatoes, melons, potatoes, beans, squash, pumpkins, and more. Our herb garden supplies a full assortment of culinary herbs. We also raise four acres of cut flowers, and small plantings of strawberries, grapes, peaches, and beach plums.

We keep beef cows on pasture in Chilmark for which we harvest 45 acres of hay and we also produce eggs, pork and fresh, pasture-raised chickens to sell in the Farmstand. Twenty-three acres of our vegetable fields are farmed using natural practices and only OMRI certified fertilizers and pesticides. We manage the rest of our land with a minimum of pesticides and with attention to the long-term health of the soil.

The farm name grew from the vision of the sun rising over lush, green fields, cows with udders full of milk ambling past bountiful gardens and hedgerows lively with honeybees: true wealth of nature’s glory.

Each year we meet a new crew of farmers, bakers, cooks, and Farmstand staff who become part of the farm family. The farm has benefited from a variety of wonderful people who have endowed Morning Glory with their own special contributions.

LOCATION: MA, Edgartown