I. Summary The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness and skill building. The Head Chef is responsible for the planning and implementing of camp meals, supervising Junior Counselor Staff and educating campers on cooking skills and healthy meal choices. The Head Chef is not required to live on the camp property.
II. Duration The summer camp season includes 1 Specialist week beginning June 25, 1 week of pre-camp staff training and 6 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates camp is open are July 8 -August 17, 2018. Additional weekend food preparation will be required for 3 additional weekends during the summer. The Head Chef will remain on camp until August 21, 2017 to assist Camp Director and staff in the cleaning and closing of the camp facility.
III. Specific Responsibilities
Make all food purchases in consultation with Camp Director
Keep records of all food purchases at the beginning and during camp season, including quantities used and food returned or sold to dealers.
Check incoming food against food invoices.
Plan menus and control food budget, figuring meal costs and per person per day costs.
Strictly enforce sanitary standards based on State Health Codes.
Supervise kitchen staff, including Junior Counselors, by creating schedules and specific responsibilities
Create an inventory of all kitchen equipment before the season and upon the completion of the season.
Set up efficient meal time procedures
Assist in filling requisition requests for special meals and weekend meals
Lead activities to campers to develop cooking and health meal planning skills
Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests and learning styles.
Other duties may be assigned as required
21 years of age or older
Experience with food management
Ability to cook for large groups
Food handler's certificate, as required by local and state law
Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire camp staff, campers and camp families
Incorporates Team Work and Flexibility into their daily work style
POSITION DETAILS: This is an exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application, including the following materials: cover letter, resume and three (3) references in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Contact Kathy @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any submission questions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
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