Rauschenberg Foundation Announces Open Call for 2019/2020 Chef-in-Residence in Captiva, Florida

Feb 1, 2019


2018-19 CIR Jason Neve demonstrates pasta making to artists-in-residence Amanda Galvan Huynh, Elizabeth Schwaiger, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.

Chefs at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply by March 10, 2019.

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces an open call for applications to be the next Chef in Residence at its artists’ residency program in Captiva Island, Florida. The position begins on June 3, 2019, and is for one year.

Inaugurated in 2016, the Chef-in-Residence (CIR) program at the Rauschenberg Residency is an annual opportunity for a chef to participate in an active artists’ community while also focusing on community outreach to help the Foundation strengthen its relationships with organizations across the region.

The CIR program 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 love of food and cooking for family and friends.

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.

Located on Robert Rauschenberg’s former property on Captiva Island, Florida, the Rauschenberg Residency welcomes 70 artists each year to live and work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. The property spans 20 acres and includes nine buildings, a 3,600-square-foot vegetable garden, and 12 beehives.

Current CIR Jason Neve says of the experience, “Cooking for a collaborative and creative community on a daily basis, while having face-to-face feedback and conversation about meals, has reminded me why I am a chef: to cook delicious food and provide people with joy and nourishment.”

Applications are being accepted now through March 10, 2019. Chefs from all over the world and at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. For more information about the position and the application process, please visit: rauschenbergfoundation.org/residency/chef-residence