Position Summary: The cook coordinates and supervises all kitchen operations, including: menu planning, sanitation, purchasing, food preparation and cleanup.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Plan balanced menus for breakfast, lunch and supper within the budget for the Resident Camp Manager’s approval to be served to all campers in the dining lodge or other locations the Resident Camp Manager approves.
2. Provide a weekly food order list for the Resident Camp Manager, checking food list against order when it arrives.
3. Maintain a frozen food and pantry food listing of all foods and supplies on hand.
4. Communicate with Unit Leaders and activity leaders for unit meal planning, trail or trip cooking and cook-outs.
5. Direct the work of the kitchen staff.
6. Coordinate meal planning with special activities such as camp banquets and special events.
7. Ensure that the dining hall, kitchen and food storage areas meet Girl Scout standards and state and local health laws in such areas as sanitation, dishwashing, care of food, insect control and fire safety. Inspect kitchen equipment and report any need for repairs.
Other Job Duties:
1. Responsible for closing the kitchen area at the end of the camping season including inventory, clean-up and evaluation.
2. Carry out other duties as assigned.
Directs the work of the kitchen staff and works with unit staff and Resident Camp Manager and Assistant Manager as well as some council staff.
Minimum Education and Experience: Incumbent must be a minimum of 21 years of age and have experience in planning for and preparing food in large quantities (50-100 people).
Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Must meet requirements for membership in Girl Scout organization, possess supervisory ability and be flexible in meal planning.
This position requires the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information, comprehend instructions and manuals, physical ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds, move about the camp property in various environmental conditions, climb, stoop, kneel, bend, stand, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel and talk.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in adherence to agency policies. This position description does not constitute a contract.