Lead Cook

“I have never felt that supported in a work environment before, I feel very fortunate and grateful to have had this experience” – Piper (Cook)

Job Description

This person directs the kitchen including and not limited to ordering food, planning menus, overseeing staff and volunteers and may also help with food prep.

Duration: 9 weeks

Type: Full Time Seasonal

  • Order food according to projected number of participants for a week and budget
  • Prepare, cook, clean, guide others – the kitchen is your domain
  • Work closely with Executive Director and supervise cooks and volunteers
  • Create schedules for all of your direct reports (cooks and volunteers)
  • Know sanitation and abide by VT Health Regulations
  • Do sanitation training for all involved in food service
  • Supervise counselors in food preparation out at the shelter sites

Our Lead Cook is a person who works well with others, plans ahead, is disciplined in spending and makes good food.  They have at least experience cooking and ideally experience running a kitchen or in administration.

Minimum age: 21


Starting Salary: $505/week

(higher pay commensurate with experience)

Additional Benefits

  • Living in the beautiful green mountains of VT all summer
  • Food is provided for you most of the summer
  • Coming back for another summer on staff? We’ll offer you a pay raise each summer you return!
  • Learn life skills like cooking, group management, conflict resolution, and flexibility
  • Use camp as a great addition to your resume and receive quality references from year round staff