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O P P O R T U N I T I E S 


S O U S  C H E F 

Location: Heirloom Fire, Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts


Heirloom Fire, a pioneering open-fire events company based in the scenic Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, is seeking a passionate and skilled Sous Chef to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside Chef James Gop, a culinary innovator and sustainability advocate, in creating unforgettable dining experiences.


Role Overview:

-Summer Season: Take the lead in menu preparation, event organization, and team management for our distinctive open-fire events.

-Off-Season: Focus on food preservation, client tastings, and managing smaller in-house events.


Why Heirloom Fire?

-Competitive Compensation: Annual salary of $60,000, plus tips from events.

-Professional Growth: Learn the art of charcuterie, fermentation (including vinegar and garum making), and the creation of stocks and sauces.

-Event Expertise: Acquire valuable experience in planning and executing large-scale events.

- Sustainability Practices: Engage in a zero-waste approach, utilizing every ingredient to its fullest.

- Mentorship: Benefit from the guidance of Chef James Gop, known for his commitment to quality, sustainability, and culinary education.


We're Looking for:

  • A self-motivated individual with excellent communication and comprehension skills.

  • Someone who thrives in both independent and team environments.

  • A passion for food, hospitality, and open-fire cooking. 

  • A curious mind that finds excitement in personal growth 


How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send their resume and a cover letter to We are excited to welcome a new member to our team who is eager to embark on this culinary journey with us.


About Chef James Gop:

Chef James Gop, the force behind Heirloom Fire, is renowned for his innovative approach to cooking and his dedication to sustainability. His work goes beyond the kitchen, encompassing food science, global culinary traditions, and the impact of food on society and the environment. Join us in creating not just meals, but comprehensive culinary adventures that captivate all the senses.



L E A D  C A T E R I N G  C O O K

Location: Heirloom Fire, Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts

Start Date: April 2024


Schedule: Tuesday - Friday, 12-hour days


Join the Culinary Team at Heirloom Fire!


Heirloom Fire, an acclaimed open-fire events company led by Chef James Gop, is looking for a dedicated and skilled Lead Catering Cook to join our team in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team that is redefining the culinary event experience with a focus on sustainability, education, and innovation.


About Us:

Under the guidance of Chef James Gop, Heirloom Fire is not just about cooking food but creating culinary adventures. We are committed to sustainability, using local ingredients, and providing educational and memorable dining experiences. Our events range from large-scale gatherings to intimate dinners, all crafted with the utmost care and quality.


Your Role:

As the Lead Catering Cook, you will be a crucial part of our kitchen operations, working closely with the Sous Chef to ensure all aspects of event preparation are executed flawlessly.


Key Responsibilities:

- Collaborate with the Sous Chef to prepare for large-scale catering events.

- Ensure efficient use of excess products post-events.

- Maintain organization and cleanliness in the kitchen.

- Focus on efficient, orderly preparation and packing for events.

- This role is based in our main kitchen and does not require attendance at on-site events.


Ideal Candidate:

- Has experience in preparing for large-scale events in an efficient and organized manner.

- Possesses exceptional communication skills.

- Maintains focus and a positive attitude under pressure.

- Is self-driven, organized, and able to work independently.



- $25 per hour.

- Tips from events.


About Chef James Gop:

Chef James Gop, the visionary behind Heirloom Fire, is a culinary innovator, sustainability advocate, and educator. He is dedicated to creating bespoke dining experiences that are as educational as they are delicious. With a focus on local food systems, ethical sourcing, and blending traditional and scientific cooking methods, Chef James is a true trailblazer in the culinary world.


Apply Now:

If you are passionate about food and looking for a challenging yet rewarding role, we would love to hear from you. Please send your resume and a cover letter to [email address/contact details]. Join us in our mission to create not just meals, but unforgettable culinary experiences.




O N S I T E  C O O K S 

Love the idea of joining the team but cant commit full-time? We are always in need of a good set of hands for the day of events. Our events are on a weekly basis. Generally, events fall on Saturdays but sometimes can be on Fridays or Sundays, or back to back. We send out a full list of events at the beginning of the season with locations so you can plan your summer accordingly. 


Some cooking experience preferred but the ability to take direction and pride in your work is essential. 

Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays 

12 hours Shift

Weekly paycheck


  • Must have stamina, must be able to stand/walk for several hours at a time

  • Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs.

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Must be able to take direction 

  • Must love food 





*Heirloom Fire is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.*



we are always accepting applications.

please send a letter of interest and resume.  

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