Food Safety Systems Workshop offered at Cornell

Announcement from the Cornell Small Farms Program: HACCP/Food Safety Systems Workshop at Cornell University Wednesday, August 19, 2015 → more dates through August 20, 2015 Food Science Conference Center, Room 148 Stocking Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Cornell Dairy Foods Extension is pleased to offer a HACCP/Food Safety Systems Workshop, with a self-paced lecture section online followed […]

Job Training in Hospitality

From GIAC: GIAC is accepting applications for the Hospitality Employment Training Program (HETP). This path to a fulfilling career with a hotel, restaurant or spa includes free training and a paid internship in the area of front office, food and beverage, clerical, maintenance, housekeeping, and/or management. Tompkins County residents 18 to 35 years old who […]

Finger Lakes Natural Beef joins Triphammer Market

The Triphammer Marketplace now offers Angus beef in addition to fish, vegetables, and others foods on Fridays from 7am until noon. Allison Shonfeld, of Finger Lakes Natural Beef in King Ferry, said that they wanted to get their feet wet in Ithaca. “We thought that Angus beef would be a nice complement to the other vendors there. Think “Surf […]

Job: Tasting Room Staff

Reposted from Craigslist: Bellwether Hard Cider and Wine Cellars is hiring part time tasting room and event staff. We have a busy Cayuga Lake Wine Trail tasting room, located 5 miles north of Taughannock State Park on Route 89. We also attend various offsite tastings and farmer’s markets, including some evening events. We are currently […]

Profile: Bensvue Organic Dairy Farm

Ten years ago, the Andra Benson and her husband, farmers in Lansing, decided to convert their conventional dairy to organic. They joined the Organic Valley Co-op, which offered more consistent payment for milk, regional loan assistance, and other benefits, which Andra explained at a recent event, “The Co-op Opportunity,” hosted by GreenStar Community Projects. Luckily, she said, one […]

Job: Cafe Dewitt Chef

Reposted from Craigslist: Cafe Dewitt is looking for a chef to work 4 days per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), with the expectation that the job will go to 5 days in the Fall. This position includes prep and line work (cold and hot side). Applicants must have restaurant kitchen experience (experience on the hot […]

New Cider Tasting House Opens on Organic Farm

Press release from Finger Lakes Cider House: Finger Lakes Cider House will open May 8, 2015, at Good Life Farm, for Tastings, Flights, and Food Pairings Featuring Artisan Ciders from 5 Respected Local Producers.  All Ages Welcome. Interlaken, NY — Located on the Good Life Farm, Finger Lakes Cider House is the hub of the exploding hard cider […]

Fire safety for restaurants

After a fire broke out (and was extinguished) at the Statler Hotel on Cornell’s campus in late April, the Ithaca Fire Department offered us these tips for restaurant fire safety: “It’s important that the restaurant does routine maintenance and has a working fire alarm system. As for patrons, always know the closest exit and exit the building immediately […]

Jobs in Accommodation and Food Services

Announcement from Tompkins Workforce New York: Tompkins Workforce New York will be combining their upcoming Sector Series on “Retail Trade” with “Accommodation and Food Services” on May 14th from 9-11am at the Tompkins County Public Library.The Sector Series spotlights local employers representing in-demand occupations and provides a chance for job seekers to learn more about their businesses / organizations and gain insight into their hiring processes. Join us and hear from panelists, network and gain up-to-date knowledge […]

Maple sugar operation rebounds after theft

Last fall, Josh Dolan discovered his chainsaw was stolen. It was old, greasy –smelly even– so he had kept it outside on his porch in the Northside neighborhood, hidden out of sight. “I was devastated,” says Josh. His maple syrup operation in Enfield, Sapsquatch,  could not continue without a chainsaw. Josh uses it to thin […]