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Join The Herbfarm Team

Positions Available
  • Guest Services: Guest Reservations and Administrative-Days PT or FT
  • Farm and Garden Team Member
  • Herbfarm Cook.
  • Fine Dining Sommelier/Server
  • Herbfarm Pastry Cook.
  • Fine Dining Server-Full or Part Thyme

    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/Admin/Supervisory 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.


    • Passionate about guest hospitality
    • Knowledgeable and passionate about farm to table foods and experienced with procurement thereof.
    • Depth of wine knowledge. Understands dealing with a vast inventory of local & international wines both current and vintage.
    • Can manage multiple programs such as marketing, admin/guest services, bookkeeping, farm, facilities repair & maintenance, inventory and supplies, etc. but does not need to be an expert at the detail of each program.
    • Lead and fully support promotional activitiesSocial media, email marketing, advertising, daily guest education on phone, email, website, and in person.
    • Lead by Example for work ethic, guest service, employee training
    • Vision to builds sales and build brand through exceeding guest expectation--use brick by brick foundation.
    • Familiar with monthly operating statementsP&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow-- and knows how to address deficiencies. Maintain/enhance budget to actual performance.
    • Aware of financial results but not at the expense of the quality of The Herbfarms delivery.


    • Knows how to develop and nurture staff members to meet their full potential. Is an educator. Uphold/enhances the standards.
    • Leads support of existing standards, procedures, systems and controls. Enhance standards as the business evolves. Guest satisfaction first and foremost.
    • Always looking to hire folks smarter than me
    • Support/Drive chef to find new ingredients, purveyors, themes
    • Support/Drive DR manager and Reservations to personalize guest experience
    • Interview, hire, train new staff. Working interviews. Scheduling of staff with budgets. Staff reviews.
    • Schedule and Conduct weekly meetings with key personnel teams.

    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
    • Fastidious attention to detail--follows up, keeps balls in the air. Manage processes to completion.
    • Ego control to allow staff to blossom, provide opportunity for growth for others, allow others to be heard and acknowledged.
    • Keeps guest satisfaction at the forefront.
    • Knows how to explain in a positive fashion what needs to be done to key staff members. And how it might be done.
    • Thinks things out and communicates thoroughly, builds consensus and buy-in before and during implementation.
    • High energy level to consistently walk the walk, talk the talk
    • Enjoys the exploration of food, beverage, and hospitalitylocally & internationallyand share that knowledge/excitement with staff and guests.
    • Altruistic in terms of the restaurant business.
    • Promotes and works well in an open, trusting, team environment
    • Consistent.
    • Listens well.
    • Disciplined.
    • Well organized and organizer--plans thoroughly and conscientiously.
    • Sense of Humor
    • Comfortable in tight spaces, and up & down stairs to serve guests.

    Character Traits

    • Respectful of Process and Procedures AND able to think creatively
    • Natural leader


    This position is usually a 5-6 day a week job--40-60 hours. 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 PTO/Sickpay/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