Assistant Cook

Remuneration:

The Assistant Cook position is a 17 week position.
This position starts at (Tier 3) $350 per week + room and board

Overview:

Responsible for providing excellent food service to guests and staff and directly assisting the head cook as the second in charge of the kitchen.

Organization:

The Assistant Cook reports directly to the Food Service Manager, and the Directors

Qualifications

  • Current Food Safety Certificate

  • Previous cooking/kitchen experience OR a passion for cooking and willingness to learn

  • Previous kids camp experience preferred

  • Ability to take initiative and accept supervision

  • Ability to work with other kitchen staff - team player

  • Flexibility to deal with changing schedules and special dietary concerns

  • Ability to tolerate long hours of standing

  • Ability to maintain personal physical, mental, and spiritual health during a fast-paced summer

  • Adaptable to a constantly changing environment, working with many different personalities

  • Able to live with little access to social media, being encouraged by in-person conversations or times of rest and solitude.

Expectations

  • Adhere to the Camp Kadesh Staff manual and the MPSM Code of Conduct

  • Be involved in staff meetings, leadership clusters, one-on-ones, and community groups

  • Contribute in a positive manner to the Kadesh community

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and lead kitchen staff when the Food Service Manager is unavailable

  • Show God’s love to the campers by preparing good food

  • Learn kitchen routine within the first week and be able to follow it independently

  • Be in the kitchen and ready to go for your shift on time (on time means 10 minutes early and apron, head wear on, hands washed - ready to go)

  • Assist head cook in preparing foods. This will include:

    • wash, peel, prepare vegetables

    • prepare poultry and meats

    • prepare baked goods including bread, buns, desserts

    • weigh and measure foods

    • ensuring proper food storage

    • prepare pots and pans for washing

    • Routine cleaning of kitchen and related equipment

    • Help unload and put away food deliveries