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Kyle Connaughton

Owner-Chef

Kyle Connaughton began his culinary career in L.A. with an apprenticeship at one of the oldest Japanese restaurants in the city and continued training in both pastry and savory at Spago Beverly Hills, The Dining Room at Ritz Carlton, Lucques, Hama Sushi, and A.O.C. This was followed by several years cooking in Japan for the famed chef Michel Bras and in numerous traditional Japanese cuisine restaurants. In 2006, Kyle joined Heston Blumenthal to become the Head Chef of Research and Development for the Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen. He is a contributor to the "Modernist Cuisine" series, a co-developer of the Culinary Science Bachelors Degree program for the CIA, and co-author of the book Donabe - Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking. In 2014 Kyle co-founded the culinary development firm Pilot R+D with Dan Felder, Dr. Ali Bouzari, & Dana Peck.

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Katina Connaughton

Owner-Head Farmer

California native Katina Connaughton and husband Kyle have been together since they met at 15. Katina began her first foray into farming while living in a rural agricultural community in Hokkaido, Japan. She continued culinary gardening on a Victorian estate property in England before moving to Sonoma to complete her coursework in Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture. Katina was greenhouse manager for the Ag Program and Santa Rosa Junior College and has farmed at Davis Family Winery and The Barlow. Katina heads SingleThread Farm's five acre property, greenhouses, heirloom orchards, bee hives, and livestock as well as the foraging program and floral department.

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Tony Greenberg

Owner-Partner

Tony Greenberg is the founder of UPVentures LLC, a real estate development firm based in NYC and Brooklyn. Tony partnered with Kyle and Katina to develop SingleThread and manage the large cast of designers, artisans, and unique collaborators who have brought the Connaughtons' vision of SingleThread to life.

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Aaron Koseba

Chef de Cuisine

Chef de Cuisine Aaron Koseba has worked around the world including Alex Atala's famed D.O.M. in Brazil, Charlie Trotter's, and Aubergine. Aaron runs the culinary operations as well as the coastal foraging and kayak diving at SingleThread.

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Candice Koseba

Forager

Candice Koseba is SingleThread's forager and culinary liaison. Her culinary background and training made her the ideal conduit between the kitchen and the natural world around us. Candice began working in kitchens at the age of 18 after finishing her culinary training in Chicago. Her continued training at The California School of Herbal Studies has given her the knowledge to identify and utilize native plants and herbs for culinary uses. Her regular foraging trips into the woods and the coast, provide our kitchen team with the best ingredients at our disposal. Many of the elements for Katina's floral designs are brought in by Candice from trusted sources and relationships built in the community.  In addition, Candice has carried her love for bees into our apiary where she adheres to regenerative beekeeping practices and works exclusively with wild swarms to support the growth of local genetic diversity. 

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Hezekiah Donaghy

Farm Harvest Manager

Hezekiah is a Sonoma County native who acquired a love and respect for farming while growing up amidst orchards and coastal foraging areas. He has been with the team it's SingleThread's inception, and now co-manages the farm alongside Katina and Evan. He strives to foster innovation daily and renew and maintain an excitement for the bounty of the beautiful Sonoma countryside.

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Zach Dorman

Director of Events and Strategic Partnerships

As Director of Events and Strategic Partnerships Zach manages all SingleThread events. From curating and developing retreats and celebrations on property, to producing unique and out of the box dinners in incredible locations, Zach looks forward to creating your private dinner. Prior to joining SingleThread, Zach was the General Manager at Henry’s Fork Lodge, a luxury fly-fishing lodge in Idaho. Additionally his background includes producing incredible events for Paula LeDuc Fine Catering and dreaming up and managing guided expeditions throughout the world for adventure travel company Adventures Cross-Country.

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Akeel Shah

Restaurant Director

Akeel grew up in an Indian household where hospitality was at the forefront of his childhood. He grasped onto good food early, working in kitchens from the age of 14. He developed a love for service and hospitality. He started his fine dining career in San Francisco, spending several years at Michael Mina Group and Lazy Bear before joining the SingleThread Team.

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Jonny Barr

General Manager

A valued and integral part of the SingleThread Farms team since opening day, Jonny brings a wealth of hospitality, leadership, and love for the guest experience to the team.

Originally from upstate New York, Jonny moved to southern California at a young age where he fostered his passion for hospitality and beverage- spending five years holding management and operations titles. In 2015, Jonathan moved to New York City as the General Manager of Contra in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

In addition to setting the tone for a unique and unparalleled guest experience, polished service, and gracious hospitality; his warm rapport with guests and colleagues alike, coupled with meticulous attention to detail, ensure that every guest truly feels like they are in his home.

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Haley Callahan

Hospitality Director

Haley Callahan is a Healdsburg native. Her endless curiosity for adventure lends a hand to the curated concierge services offered to every inn and restaurant guest. As Hospitality Director, she strives to create memorable experiences for the guests of our inn. From coordinating in-room dining or a tour of Sonoma County wine regions, to relaxing on property with one of our house made snacks, Haley lends a hand to the invisible details that shine when your special moment appears.

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Michael Pollock

Chief Concierge

Michael joins the SingleThread team with over thirty years of culinary and hospitality experience on both the east and west coasts. His resume includes working with acclaimed chefs in San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C., together with assisting in the opening of two Michelin starred restaurants in our nation’s capital. Just prior to his recent move to Sonoma County, Michael managed private dining at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Michael’s passion for food and wine brought him to the incredibly beautiful Sonoma County area. He is excited to share his knowledge and special local finds with you; whether you are looking for craft cocktails, an afternoon hike, or the perfect tasting experience with your favorite varietal. Allow our Chief Concierge be your trusted guide to all that Sonoma County has to offer.

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Becky Malloy

Office Manager

Becky oversees office operations, human resources, and dining reservations. She began her hospitality career in Chicago and was a member of the opening team of Grace. Her extensive food knowledge allows her to be a liaison between each guest and the SingleThread team for a tailored experience.

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Join Our Team

SingleThread Farms seeks engaged and driven candidates to fill positions of our dynamic, hospitality-minded team at SingleThread Farm - Restaurant - Inn, located in Healdsburg, California.

SingleThread is a source-focused, farm-driven restaurant and inn concept that offers its diners and guests time-honored preparations of seasonally inspired cuisine and a uniquely curated taste of Sonoma Wine Country. The concept was born out of Kyle and Katina Connaughton's Southern California upbringing as well as their extensive international travels and experiences living and cooking abroad in both the UK and Japan. Our foundation is rooted in the Japanese concept of 'omotenashi', a heightened sense of hospitality and anticipation of a guest’s every need. For us, the relationship between farmer and chef is more than a side story; it is the heart of the experience.

Please, no phone calls. Equal Opportunity Employer. 

HR Manager

As a member of the Human Resources support staff, he/she works with SingleThread team members to carry out the daily activities of the Human Resource Office including oversight of recruitment, total compensation, employee relations, training & development and general HR. Additionally, he/she focuses on delivering HR services that meet or exceed the needs of employees and enable business success; as well as ensures compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and operating procedures.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Compensation & Benefits

Benefits administration & onboarding; annual benefits open enrollment; act as a primary contact for benefit related questions to ensure quick, equitable and courteous resolution (involve broker and carrier representatives when applicable); reconcile monthly benefits billing; workers compensation costing

Training & Development

New hire orientation training; sexual harassment modules for exempt & non-exempt employees– work with third party or counsel conducting training as needed; training managers on processes/procedures; OSHA/Safety Training –monitor and coordinate any specific 3rd party training and/or “off the shelf” training modules

Recruiting & Onboarding

Creating and maintaining, job descriptions; posting open positions; local networkingl rollout and maintain training as to interview process/standards; establishing and maintaining contact with external recruitment sources; attending job fairs and ensures documentation of outreach efforts in accordance with Human Resource Standard Operating Procedures; maintains team members by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training team members and managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes

Employee Relations

Coaching & counseling process; investigation process ; ceemployee engagement; maintaining team members' job results by assisting managers with coaching & counseling team members; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; Working with managers to administer and document individual performance improvement plans where necessary, including the implementation of a standard performance management evaluation process and educational/training plans; work with team members and/or managers to resolve employees’ relations issues quickly, legally and successfully and keeping the HR Consultant informed; escalating serious employee issues/matters

General Human Resources

Hiring process; termination process; exit interview & reviewing data; hr office set up; ensures state/federal posters are up to date; maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures; ensure all policies and procedures are being followed; maintains historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system; maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies; performs central payroll with timely payroll processing at the local/corp level and maintains payroll records; Trains all managers on employee work injury procedures; partners with the property Security/Loss Prevention team to conduct employee injury investigations; work related injury process/training; Maintain and administrate all employment paperwork including but not limited to: new hire paperwork, offer letters, team member terminations, bi-weekly payroll, incident reporting, benefit program elections, and properly documenting and communicating all policies and procedures; handbook updates as necessary; will attend and provide related documentation for unemployment hearings in a timely manner

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain office supplies by checking inventory and ordering; contact vendors as needed for maintenance and repairs of office related equipment; support BOH and FOH Managers with managing invoices and statements when requested; assist in organizing and neatly filing invoices and statements.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Recruiting, Human Resources Management, Benefits Administration, Performance Management, Communication Processes, Compensation and Wage Structure, Supports Diversity, Classifying Employees, Employment Law, Laws Against Sexual Harassment, Organization, Maintains confidentiality

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

College degree specializing in HR or HR certification, OR 4 years + Human Resources experience OR 2 years in Human Resources management OR 2 years Human Resources experience in the hospitality/F&B industry, required

Front Desk Attendant

We are seeking an friendly and enthusiastic person to join our Front Desk team.

This is a service position with shifts during the day (Saturdays) and evening.

Responsibilities include:

- Welcome guests upon arrival and engage in light conversation

- Menu preparation, printing, and delivery to guests

- Manage guest checks and reconcile booking system with POS each evening

- Light cleaning

- Answer phone and communicate with team using mobile messaging app

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

- 2+ years relevant hospitality experience

- Some knowledge of OpenTable, Tock, or a similar platform

- Some knowledge of POS systems

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

- Must be able to stand for long periods of time

- Must be able to lift 35 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds on occasion

- Must be authorized to work in the US

 

Inn Room Attendant

We are seeking a dedicated person to join our inn team!

 

This is a housekeeping position. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Cleaning all inn rooms between guests

- Light cleaning for guests during longer stays

- Turndown service

- Laundry (hotel and restaurant linens and occasionally guests' belongings)

- Cleaning of restaurant and inn common spaces

 

QUALIFICATIONS

- Some previous housekeeping experience preferred but not required

- Ability to communicate in English and Spanish

- Ability to take direction and work efficiently

- Position requires the ability to be mobile. Shifts are spent standing, walking, squatting, and bending. Must be able to frequently lift 30 pounds, occasionally lift 50 pounds.

- Must be authorized to work in the US