Head Cook

Pleasant Bay Adventure Camp

Contact Information
Job Title
Head Cook
Camp Name
Pleasant Bay Adventure Camp
Start Date
End Date
$600.00 – $700.00 per week
About the Position

Position Description

The primary role of the Head Cook is to plan, organize and provide nutritious meals for the campers, staff and volunteers while overseeing the food preparation and dining room management.  The Head Cook sets the tone and culture of the kitchen, and ultimately the camp.  The Head Cook leads by example, ensuring all the health and safety policies and procedures are followed for camper safety while fostering positive experiences. The goal is to provide a Christ-centred, safe and fun environment for campers and staff.  The Head Cook will provide morning devotions to the kitchen staff, beginning the day in prayer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of Food Services Standards & Regulations – Understanding of the general functioning and safety standards of a commercial kitchen. Ensure food is properly stored and refrigerated, regular check of freezer temperature.
  • Menu Planning – Provides balanced and nutritious meals, food purchases and receiving of deliveries.
  • Familiar With Dietary Restrictions – Knowledge regarding the preparation of food for individuals who are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan and more. Understanding of the risks associated with allergies with special diets.
  • Stewardship of Resources – Able to effectively plan for cost effective meals, including price comparison and leftover usage.
  • Model Godly Character – Practice regular prayer and encouragement, resolve conflicts in a loving way, be good stewards of the site and ensure staff and campers are cared for.
  • Organized – Plans in advance, anticipates needs and priorities tasks and assigns appropriately.
  • Problem Solver – Remains calm under pressure and deals with challenging situations wisely and selflessly.
  • Team Player – Participates in summer staff training and team meetings.
  • Food Handlers Certificate – Considered an asset to have completed.
  • Experience – Previous experience cooking for large groups is an asset.