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Facilities Maintenance and Operations Technician

Black Prong Equestrian Village

To apply for this job please email your resume to michele@blackprong.com.

The facilities maintenance technician at Black Prong Equestrian Village (BPEV) makes general handyman repairs and improvements to Black Prong’s various buildings and improvements across its 90-acre main property and its feedstore and mini storage locations. The facilities maintenance technician should be a high-energy and self-motivated individual that works well in a team environment and has a desire to learn new skills and grow. This position plays a significant role in keeping all accommodations and buildings looking pristine and well maintained. This position reports directly to the BPEV Facilities Director.

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Company Overview

Big Lick LLC is a holding company for a variety of horse-related businesses headquartered in north-central Florida and central Virginia Currently there are two major lines of business – trucking (all-inremoval.com) and property management (biglick.com and blackprong.com) that operates under the Big Lick Farm umbrella. Our team members are a vital part of our success, both now, and in the future. For that reason, we foster an environment where success and personal and professional growth is both expected and significantly rewarded. We offer a friendly work environment with many opportunities for you to put your fingerprint on the success of the company.

Job Responsibilities

  • Utilizing a task management system- creating and completing open work orders and preventative maintenance tasks as assigned by supervisors.
  • Making repairs to signage as requested by the groundskeeping team.
  • Troubleshooting electrical, carpentry, HVAC, and plumbing problems in BPEV owned, arenas, barns, cottages, feed store mini-storage buildings pavilion, pool house, rental RV’s, etc.
  • Engaging vendors and coordinating facility repairs if not able to do it in-house.
  • Semi-Annual Pressure cleaning of exterior and interior of barns and buildings etc. Annual touch-up and re-painting as needed.
  • Small-scale roofing repairs.
  • Helping coordinate on-site vendors to make facilities repairs.
  • Assisting groundskeeping staff in the daily pool and spa care as needed.
  • Troubleshooting appliance problems and repairs as needed. • Assisting in event setup and tear down.
  • Woodworking, wallpapering, painting, & dry walling
  • Troubleshoot and complete minor electrical repairs.
  • Complete other work orders as assigned by supervisor (s)
  • Weeding, mowing, and other yard maintenance

Job Qualifications

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Extensive handyman skills
  • Able to operate various types of hand tools and equipment effectively and safely.
  • Work well under pressure, able to troubleshoot problems and following through to see they get completed correctly.
  • Proactive and able to identify/resolve issues.
  • Broad understanding of different building trades.
  • General understanding of facility maintenance and repairs.

Housekeeping Associate

Black Prong Equestrian Village

To apply for this job please email your resume to michele@blackprong.com.

The Housekeeping Associate at Black Prong Equestrian Village (BPEV) should be a high-energy team player, with the desire to perform tasks with care and detail as well as learn new skills and grow as the village grows. The Housekeeping Associate is a person that ensures the highest level of cleanliness for our customers and staff throughout the resort. This position reports directly to the Housekeeping Director.

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Company Overview

Big Lick LLC is a holding company for a variety of horse-related businesses headquartered in north-central Florida and central Virginia Currently there are two major lines of business – trucking (all-inremoval.com) and property management (biglick.com and blackprong.com) that operates under the Big Lick Farm umbrella. Our team members are a vital part of our success, both now, and in the future. For that reason, we foster an environment where success and personal and professional growth is both expected and significantly rewarded. We offer a friendly work environment with many opportunities for you to put your fingerprint on the success of the company.

Job Responsibilities: Housekeeping

  • Provide the highest quality of service to the guest at all times and anticipate and exceed guest expectations
  • Make our resort the kind of place guests can’t wait to return to!
  • Ensure that guests have a clean and home-away-from-home experience while at the resort.
  • Report all unsafe or hazardous conditions, incidents, accidents, and/or defective equipment to the manager
  • Stock and maintain housekeeping supply rooms
  • Clean and maintain common areas of the resort, as well as guest cottages and resort-owned RV’s.
  • Practice safety standards at all times and keep the property safe for guests and fellow associates. Use wet floor signs as required. Use personal protective equipment.
  • Performing a variety of cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, dusting, and polishing
  • Inspect guestrooms and public areas on a daily basis to ensure cleanliness standards and that rooms are ready for check-in. Keep pace with guest room inspections to have no waits.
  • Ensure cleanliness and organization of linen room, laundry area, lost and found, storage rooms, and Guest Room Attendant’s carts.

Job Responsibilities: Operations and Events

  • Assist BPEV staff with event preparations for BPEV sanctioned events.

Job Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of experience working in housekeeping or related custodial role
  • Must demonstrate care for others and ability to communicate with staff and guests in a professional, but compassionate manner.
  • Detail-oriented to ensure our resort remains presentable and sanitary
  • Comfortable working with UpKeep Task management system.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with management in person, video call, or email.
  • Working knowledge of  housekeeping standards
  • Available to work nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary

This is not intended to be a list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, requirements or working conditions associated with this position. While this is an accurate description of the current job, a rapidly growing company requires that all employees be open to changes in assignments as may be required in order to best make use of the strengths of our team, and to implement our dynamic company strategy.

We are an equal opportunity employer that conducts a pre-employment background check

Cashier / Server

Black Prong Equestrian Village

To apply for this job please email your resume to chef@blackprong.com.

The cashier at Black Prong Equestrian Village (BPEV) should be a high-energy and self-motivated individual who works well in a team environment and has a desire to learn new skills and grow. This position requires both discretion and candor, exercising good judgment when communicating with others, including employees. As a counter attendant at our food trailer, you’ll be an important part of our customer service team. Working with our executive chef to ensure our customers start their day off right, you’ll greet customers with a smile when they walk up to the trailer and offer assistance with anything they need. This may be starting them out with a hot cup of coffee, answering questions about our delicious, local and organic menu items, or helping them with anything they might need. This role is ideal for friendly, personable workers with a passion for organic food and a desire to share our vision of a sustainable, eco-friendly environment with our customers.

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Company Overview

Black Prong Food Services is a company comprised of two specific foodservice entities, The Galloping Gourmet food trailer, and Black Prong Catering. Both are located in Black Prong Equestrian Village in Bronson, Florida. Our mission is to produce extremely high-quality food using the freshest and finest locally sourced ingredients the region has to offer. Our “Southern Fusion” offerings combine foods from our southern roots with global and international influences. We are very conscious of our beautiful environment and are dedicated to using eco-friendly and sustainably sourced paper products. Our team members are a vital part of our success, both now, and in the future. For that reason, we foster an environment where personal and professional growth is both expected and significantly rewarded. We offer a friendly work environment with many opportunities for you to put your fingerprint on the success of our restaurants.

Job Responsibilities

  • Greet customers as they come into the café and offer your assistance with their orders
  • Ring up food orders and communicate those orders to the kitchen staff, making sure to note any special requests so all items are made correctly
  • Explain menu items to customers with enthusiasm and descriptive language, armed with knowledge about our ingredients so you can convey our commitment to quality, local, organic food sources
  • Offer suggestions for order substitutions for customers with allergies or other dietary restrictions
  • Ensure there is always hot, fresh coffee brewed and ready for customers, keeping the coffee station clean and stocked with cream, sugar and other items
  • Direct customers to anything they need, such as utensils, coffee items, or directions to the restroom
  • Ask customers if they want their order for here or to go, and explain that all to-go orders use our eco-friendly, compostable packaging

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate clearly with fellow workers and guests
  • Strong multitasking and organizational skills
  • Good understanding of ingredients, recipes, kitchen safety and hygiene
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to follow instructions accurately and efficiently
  • Able to perform well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Physically able to stand and move around for long periods of time
  • Ability to work early mornings and weekends
  • Positive attitude and friendly demeanor
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous food service experience
  • Experience handling cash and using credit card processing machines

Dishwasher / Prep Cook

Black Prong Equestrian Village

To apply for this job please email your resume to chef@blackprong.com.

The Dishwasher / Prep Cook at Black Prong Equestrian Village (EPEV) should be a high-energy and self-motivated individual who works well in a team environment and has a desire to learn new skills and grow. This position requires both discretion and candor, exercising good judgment when communicating with others, including employees. The Dishwasher / Prep Cook is a full-time position responsible for the cleanliness of the Black Prong and Galloping Gourmet Food Trailer kitchens, including washing and sanitizing all pots, pans, glassware, dishes, etc., maintaining a clean work area by sweeping mopping, and degreasing all kitchen areas, and removing garbage. This position will also unload dishes, keep items organized in all kitchens, and assist in the preparation of all upcoming Black Prong food-related projects. This position will report to both the Executive Chef and Souls Chef.

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Company Overview

Black Prong Food Services is a company comprised of two specific foodservice entities, The Galloping Gourmet food trailer, and Black Prong Catering. Both are located in Black Prong Equestrian Village in Bronson, Florida. Our mission is to produce extremely high-quality food using the freshest and finest locally sourced ingredients the region has to offer. Our “Southern Fusion” offerings combine foods from our southern roots with global and international influences. We are very conscious of our beautiful environment and are dedicated to using eco-friendly and sustainably sourced paper products. Our team members are a vital part of our success, both now, and in the future. For that reason, we foster an environment where personal and professional growth is both expected and significantly rewarded. We offer a friendly work environment with many opportunities for you to put your fingerprint on the success of our restaurants.

Job Responsibilities

  • Scrape, rinse, and load dishes and utensils into the dish machine
  • Wash and sanitize all pans, utensils, and dishes
  • Clean, sanitize, and maintain dish machine
  • Unload dishes and utensils from the dish machine and organize them properly
  • Empty trash containers regularly
  • Maintain a clean work area and kitchen by sweeping and mopping as needed
  • Perform additional cleaning duties as requested
  • Clean food prep stations and equipment

Job Responsibilities: Operations and Events

  • Assist BPEV staff with event preparations for BPEV sanctioned events.

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
  • Restaurant or customer service experience preferred
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a food handler certification card
  • Must be able to stand continuously throughout an 8-hour shift
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Comfortable bending, climbing, reaching, stooping, and moving quickly
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Working knowledge of sanitation procedures
  • Ability to read, write, and speak in English

Sous Chef

Black Prong Equestrian Village

To apply for this job please email your resume to chef@blackprong.com.

The Sous Chef at Black Prong Equestrian Village (BPEV) should be a high-energy and self-motivated individual who works well in a team environment and has a desire to learn new skills and grow. This position requires both discretion and candor, exercising good judgment when communicating with others, including employees. The Sous Chef is a full-time position that is responsible for preparing and providing all foods for the Galloping Gourmet Food Trailer as well as Black Prong Catering. The position entails working closely with the executive chef and other kitchen staff members on the preparation and production of all food items.

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Company Overview

Black Prong Food Services is a company comprised of two specific foodservice entities, The Galloping Gourmet food trailer, and Black Prong Catering. Both are located in Black Prong Equestrian Village in Bronson, Florida. Our mission is to produce extremely high-quality food using the freshest and finest locally sourced ingredients the region has to offer. Our “Southern Fusion” offerings combine foods from our southern roots with global and international influences. We are very conscious of our beautiful environment and are dedicated to using eco-friendly and sustainably sourced paper products. Our team members are a vital part of our success, both now, and in the future. For that reason, we foster an environment where personal and professional growth is both expected and significantly rewarded. We offer a friendly work environment with many opportunities for you to put your fingerprint on the success of our restaurants.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage all activities in the kitchen, including food preparation and production, as well as management and training of kitchen staff
  • Ensure efficient, cost-effective operation and profitability of food production
  • Supervise and inspect all preparation and cooking equipment on a regular basis to ensure they are kept clean, sanitary, and in perfect operating order
  • Ensure that food products, presentation, and plating are of the highest quality and are prepared to serve in a timely manner
  • Assume the role of Executive Chef in his or her absence
  • Assure adherence to all standards of food quality, preparation, recipes, and presentation in conjunction with the specifications provided
  • Monitor holding and storage operations, stocking and food rotation, and guarantee food service sanitation standards are met
  • Assure kitchen personnel is trained in best practices for cleanliness and sanitation
  • Perform monthly inventory of products and ingredients
  • Plating and buffet design for all on or off-site catering
  • Work closely with guest relations and other staff to ensure the customer receives a premium level of service

Job Qualifications

  • High school or GED equivalent required, formal culinary training or associate degree in culinary arts preferred
  • Minimum 2-5 years cooking experience in a fine dining environment and experience in a culinary leadership role preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen, dining room employees, and guests.
  • Safe Food Handling Certification
  • Ability to bend, stand, and stoop for long periods of time, as well as work long hours in hot conditions
  • Must have experience performing mathematical functions to meet the business needs