Assistant Cook


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


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


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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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