Cooking teams have always been people with a passion for camping, kids, and good food. It isn't an easy job - but it can be very rewarding. There is no substitute to seeing the face of a camper light up when their favorite meal comes out - or the satisfied look of weary counselors after receiving a great meal. A great meal experience can change the disposition of someone's heart and mind and help them to get more out of camp. Camp changes lives - and cooks are no small part of God's work to do that!
The Head Cook is the person most responsible for the presentation and delivery of a great meal experience. Working with a team of volunteers and staff it is their job to oversee, coordinate, and lead the team to success.
The Assistant Cook helps the Head Cook by helping run logistics, prep, or inventory as the Head Cook oversees and prepares the meals.
- Compensation: (Head Cook) $15/hr plus overtime (Assistant Cook) $14/hr plus overtime. Typical Week is between 40 and 60 hours. Housing, meals, and Camp Shirt/Mug are also included.
- Requirements: Head Cook must have prior cooking experience and know how to cook for large groups. Assistant Cook needs to have cooking experience or skill. No certification or degrees required though always a plus.
- Head Cook Job Duties: Works under the Executive Director and is responsible for the implementation of a meal plan and schedule. They oversee the Assistant Cook, Work Crew (volunteers) and work with Camp Staff. They are ultimately responsible to prep, serve, and clean up after every meal service. The head cook is expected to maintain a knowledge of inventory and communicate needs or changes promptly to the Executive Director. 3 Meals per day with snacks and deserts throughout the day.
- The Assistant Cook Job Duties: Works under the Head Cook to help deliver meals. The head cook will determine where best the assistant cook can serve (either in prep, inventory, delivery, or other areas) in preparing and serving meals.