Harvest Kitchen Culinary Education Internship

Friday, February 8th from 12:00am to Friday, April 26th, 2019 12:00am (ET)
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Organizational Info


Begun in 2004 as a student thesis project at Brown University, Farm Fresh has grown briskly to capture the public interest in locally grown food and translate it into sales for RI farmers and producers. Strongly mission-driven, Farm Fresh achieved 501c3 status in 2007, and has since implemented a variety of programs to enhance the local food system of the Rhode Island region, with particular attention to farm viability and low-income access to fresh food.  Farm Fresh operates a wide range of marketplace programs (retail, wholesale, processing) that engage and connect tens of thousands of RI, MA and CT eaters with thousands of RI, MA and CT farmers.


MissionFarm Fresh Rhode Island is growing a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of RI farmers and eaters.

VisionA New England abundant with diverse family farms and fertile soils, with locally and honestly produced foods and flavors at the heart of every dinner table.


Harvest Kitchen is a culinary job-training program for youth ages 16–19 involved with the RI Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Trainees work to create value-added products using ingredients sourced from local farms, and get hands-on retail experience selling their goods at farmers markets and working in our Local Foods Café in downtown Pawtucket.


Position Description


The Harvest Kitchen Culinary Education Internshipis an 8-12 hours/week internship working directly with the Harvest Kitchen Program Director and Assistant Program Director. 

Primary Responsibilities


·     For individuals interested in hands-on culinary work and youth development in a hectic kitchen environment

·     Work alongside our youth trainees and chef educators on the production of value-added products such as our signature Apple Chips, Stewed Tomatoes, Pickles, and more

·     Assist with implementation and hands-on culinary activities


Skills Required: 


·     At least minimum kitchen skills and comfort in a kitchen environment

·     Excellent professional communication skills (written and verbal)

·     Great attention to detail

·     Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team 

·     Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

·     Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously in a vibrant work environment


Availability and Hours

·     Background check (BCI) required

·     Flexible hours 8-12 hours per week depending on applicant's interest

·     Flexible start and end dates with a minimum three month commitment required

·     Shifts available Monday–Friday, 10:30am to 1:30pm and 3:30 to 6:30pm




To apply, or with any questions, please contact thea@farmfreshri.org and chefjen@farmfreshri.org. Please write “Harvest Kitchen Culinary Education Internship” in the subject line and attach a resume and a letter of interest. 

Note: Position payment and credit must be negotiated between the student and their institution.

Not Paid