The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is seeking a Chef in Residence (CIR) at our artists-in-residence community on Captiva Island in Southwest Florida.
The position begins early June 2019 and is for one year.
The CIR prepares meals for the artists in residence, while continuing to implement and maintain sustainable practices; build on and continue partnerships with local farmers, purveyors, and community; reduce waste; and integrate produce grown on the residency land and garden.
While 70% of the time is spent on shopping, planning, preparing and producing meals for the artists in residence, the CIR will spend the remainder of the time (between residencies) focusing on community outreach to help the Foundation strengthen its relationships with organizations across the region.
The CIR program, inaugurated in 2016, aligns with the Foundation’s focus on environmental conservation and stewardship, and social activism stemming from Robert Rauschenberg’s longstanding concern for the safekeeping of the environment, the notion of individual responsibility, and his deserved reputation as a gourmet, particularly of regional food.