East End Food Institute (formerly Amagansett Food Institute) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that builds partnerships among farmers, food producers, and food consumers on the East End of Long Island. Our members work together to create a more economically-viable, environmentally-sustainable, more efficient, and equitable local food system.
We understand that the well-being of our community and environment is tied to the ways we produce and distribute food. Through this understanding, we support those who cultivate the health of both, as they are the basis of our sustenance.
We believe that the work of providing food to the community should be valued, and that this should be reflected in fair prices. Through education, collaboration, and promotion we hope to create an understanding between producers and consumers that upholds our vision. We strive to ensure that consumers enjoy healthy, local food, and that local producers are supported in a thriving regional food system.
Join our dynamic & growing non-profit organization. Get paid while helping to make a positive difference in the world! Work close to the beach in the Hamptons!
Benefits include: daily shift meal, gym access. Employees are eligible for health insurance, health savings account, and other benefits after 90 days of working 30+ hours per week.
The Van Driver is a motivated individual who helps fulfill our nonprofit mission to support, promote, and advocate for the farmers, vintners, fishermen, and other food producers and providers on the East End of Long Island. The Van Driver is a part-time position reporting to the Associate Director and their primary responsibility is to deliver finished products to local farms and markets, and also pick up produce & other ingredients from local farms and markets.
If interested, the role could include kitchen work as well, including:
- Wash, cut, and package produce for Farm to Community and other programs.
- Assist the Chef-in-Residence and Operations Coordinator in producing value-added food products for local wholesale clients.
- Maintain a sanitary environment in the kitchen and dish-room by cleaning dishes and putting clean items away throughout each day.
- Other tasks associated with the smooth daily operations of the kitchen and related organizational activities as assigned.
- Be alert to food safety issues and commit to reporting and addressing issues as needed.
The ideal candidate will have experience working in food preparation in a restaurant or other food production facility. Candidates must be able to lift packages/boxes up to 30 lbs.
Shifts will be assigned in advance by the Associate Director, with additional hours to be assigned as needed. Additional optional shifts may be offered based on scheduled activities during evenings and weekends.