The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness and skill building.
The Kitchen Manager will assist in the set- up of the kitchen, creation of a kitchen prep schedule, review and sign off from the Department of Health plan, and ACA guidelines.The Kitchen Manager is responsible for helping with the cleaning and closing of the camp's kitchen facility in accordance with guidelines from the Watkins Glen State Park and is done on the weekend of August 14-15.
Some physical requirements of this position could be endurance including prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking long distances, running, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, cold, rain, sun, and other varying weather conditions, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.
The Kitchen Manager position includes one week of pre-camp staff training (June 25 to July 2) and 6 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon each week. Camp operates July 4 to August 13.
Oversee and organize the opening of the Kitchen
Work with Camp Manager to in tasks related to kitchen management including food ordering for camp
Keep records of all food purchases at the beginning and during camp season, including quantities used and food returned or sold to dealers
Check incoming food against food invoices
Plan menus and control food budget, figuring meal costs and per person per day costs
Strictly follow and enforce sanitary standards based on New York State Department of Health Codes
Follow the NYS Department of Health regulations and guidelines as outlined in the Camp Plan
Oversee kitchen staff by creating schedules and specific responsibilities
Supervise kitchen staff with professionalism and focus on skill building
Create an inventory of all kitchen equipment before the season and upon the completion of the season.
Set up efficient meal time procedures
Cook and serve meals efficiently
Daily care and cleaning of kitchen equipment and facility Assist in filling requisition requests for special meals
Follow specific dietary plans and needs for campers and staff with food allergies
Follow all Department of Health regulations and ACA guidelines for the kitchen area including food prep
Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior.
Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers and parents.
Arrive on time for all scheduled activities and duties.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Maintain a clean, professional, well-groomed appearance while on duty keeping in compliance with the Association and Camp Dress Code Policy at all times.
Keep all relationships on a platonic basis during camp hours and camp season.
Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Assist Supervisor with implementation of camp crisis management plan and/or emergency management procedures as required.
Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
Interact with campers, staff, parents, families, and the general public in a professional manner at all times.
Aware of and adhere to all policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies.
Ensure complete confidentiality of sensitive information regarding campers and staff at all times.
Other duties may be assigned as required.
18 years of age or previous experience as an assistant cook.
Experience with food management and large quantity cooking.
Food handler's certificate, as required by local and state law
Willingness and ability to be flexible to adjust to camp resources, conditions and programming.
Salary and Benefit Details
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits are not available for this position.
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
To be considered for this position, all candidates must:
Complete *ALL* sections of the online application and questionnaires.
Attach a Cover Letter.
Attach names and contact information of at least 3 References.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
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