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Join The Herbfarm Team

Positions Available
  • Fine Dining Server-Full or Part Thyme
  • Assistant to Farmer / Gardener
  • Herbfarm Cook.
  • Herbfarm Pastry Cook.
  • Sommelier at The Herbfarm
  • General Manager of Guest and Staff experiences

    General Manager of Guest and Staff experiences


    Carrie Van Dyck, Owner


    Well, weve been doing this ourselves for so long we dont know what to write here.

    This is your opportunity to actively work with folks from around the globe who come to enjoy the highly rated 4-hour, 9-course dining experience focusing on seasonal and regional ingredients at their prime.

    Smiles on your face and in your voice. Organization. Strong communication skills. Poise gained through several years of Hospitality/Guest Service/Office experience are needed to apply for this position.

    The Herbfarm is a world-class fine dining experience where our food follows the seasons. Our feet are on the ground and we usually have a sense of humor. We are America's only 5-diamond restaurant west of Chicago and north of San Francisco. That said, we are also the only restaurant serving 9-course meals where guests can visit and feed our pet piggies during dinner.

    Traits: Personable. Good Communicator (written and oral). Organized. Sweats the details. Creative. Disciplined. Open to learning. Open to developing new skills. Strong computer skills both software and IT related. Prolonged energy to get through long days and long weeks. Good with Guests. Good with staff. Good with budgets/numbers. Generous with personal time.


    • Manage Bookkeeper
    • Oversee Budgets
    • Create budget w/owners
    • Oversee Staff
    • Manage landlord relationship
    • Oversee Facilities, including IT
    • Lead by Example for work ethic, guest service, employee training
    • Be able to fill in any Dining Room and Office role as needed over one year
    • Learn management of garden and farm over 2 years
    • Support/Drive chef to find new ingredients, purveyors, themes
    • Support/Drive DR manager and Reservations to personalize guest experience



    Experience and Qualifications

    • 3+years hospitality
    • 3+ years managing, supervising, budget experience
    • College Education.
    • International travel is a plus.
    • A genuine desire to serve the guest, co-workers, and the company.
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
    • Some Adobe InDesign is helpful.
    • Website/IT experience
    • Positive attitude giving others energy and warmth

    Skills needed

    • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
    • Organized, tidy worker.
    • Multi-tasking skills/comfort
    • Detail Oriented
    • Hard Worker/Dedicated
    • Service oriented
    • Team oriented
    • Self-Motivated
    • Quick learner
    • Sense of Humor
    • Natural leader
    • Comfortable in tight spaces, and up & down stairs to serve guests.

    Character Traits

    Respectful of Process and Procedures
    AND able to think creatively


    This position is usually a 5-day a week job--40-50 hours. This includes many weekends as our service schedule is generally Thursday through Sundays. Mondays can be a busy office day. Please visit The Herbfarm before applying-- 10-3 daily, 10-1 Sundays.

    Benefits and Compensation

    • Salaried at a competitive rate.
    • Discounts: Wine, Dining, Gifts, Spa, Hotel
    • Paid Vacation: Employees accrue up to 2 weeks per year. Vacation increases to 3 weeks per year after 5 years of employment
    • Good Health Days: Up to two per year - paid days off for being healthy
    • Health Insurance: Medical and Dental paid at 50% by The Herbfarm after 2 months
    • Participate in employer matched 401K plan after one year of service
    • Participate in the annual Wine/Food education 3-day trip
    • Working for a company you can feel proud to be a part of
    • Educational allowance for dining and travel

    Would be successful when