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Dinner Cook

POSITION:                Dinner Cook

REPORTS TO:         Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC) Site Manager

STATUS:                   Non-exempt

JOB PURPOSE:

Enchanted Hills Camp & Retreat in Napa, CA, is looking for a professional and talented Dinner Cook, who will assist camp personnel in providing nutritious, tasty, and well-prepared meals to others. The variety of diners include campers, staff, guests and groups which vary in size and preferences.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education or equivalent:  High School degree or GED. Hold ServSafe certification or licensure for operating a kitchen in the camp’s jurisdiction.

Experience:  Knowledge of and experience in food service: ordering, inventory, budgeting, food preparation, family-style serving, buffet serving, cleaning, and institutional kitchen equipment.  Able to work within a budget; purchase and allocate supplies efficiently.

Experience: Knowledge of current health and safety laws and practices is essential.  Knowledge of and experience in preparation of special dietary foods.  Equipment used regularly includes:  Mixers, ovens, dishwashers, fans, refrigeration systems, meat/cheese slicing machines, and general kitchen aids and tools.  Supervisory experience very helpful.

Other:

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to safely and properly use kitchen equipment.
  • Ability to identify and respond to environment, and hazards of a camp environment and its facilities; also to camper and staff behavior.
  • Ability to provide first aid and to assist campers and staff in the event of an emergency.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift and transport up to 50 pounds regularly, with occasional lifting of greater weights, may be required.
  • Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing or walking for long periods of time (60 minutes or more).
  • Ability to safely and properly use kitchen equipment.
  • Solid physical endurance sufficient for occasional prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and stretching.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to manipulate equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to work with daily exposure to sun, heat, rain or inclement weather and other environmental conditions.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Under the direction of the EHC Site Manager:
  • Manage the dinner operations of the camp’s food and dining services, including coordinating activities between the kitchen and dining room;
  • Oversee the planning and preparation of nutritionally-balanced meals;
  • Ensure the service of meals through directing the work of other employees;
  • Ensure safe and efficient preparation and serving of meals;
  • Coordinate menu-planning for guests and user groups as directed.
  1. Under the direction of the EHC Site Manager:
  • Maintain the inventory and order food, equipment, and supplies;
  • Arrange for the routine maintenance, sanitation, and upkeep of the camp kitchen, its equipment, and facilities;
  • Provide supervision and administrative support to kitchen and dining room employees;
  • Monitor employee performance and training; document as requested.
  1. Customer Service:
  • Meet the public, and be supportive of, and sensitive to, the diversity of people, their cultures and special needs;
  • Greet groups, maintain positive relationships with group leaders and group participants;
  • Manage group issues that may arise, with a smile (complaints, menu changes, etc.);
  • Lead food service personnel in maintaining a professional and courteous atmosphere.
  1. Internally:
  • Dinner Cook will have a designated relationship with the Maintenance Department to assist in the proper and efficient operation of all kitchen appliances.
  • On occasion, be on-call to respond to group needs as requested.
  • Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

This position may oversee other kitchen and dining room personnel.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an equal opportunity employer to all.  We strive to maintain a scent-free environment and a drug-free workplace. We also operate under a mutual “employment at will” policy.  This position may require the applicant to live on or near the EHC property.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and résumé as Word attachments (no .PDFs please), to hr@lighthouse-sf.org, including the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints we will only respond to complete submissions in which there is serious interest. Thanks for your understanding.

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