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Family Camp Cook

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Family Camp Cook
Glorieta Camps, Glorieta New Mexico

We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a desire to live and work in a close community to serve in the much-needed role of Family Camp Cook. We are passionate about our mission statement and are looking for a like-minded person who is willing to serve alongside us. Please thoughtfully consider each part of our mission statement, job description, and description of our ministry and community before applying.

To inspire Christ-like change through
Outdoor Adventure
Authentic Relationships and
Biblical Truth

The makeup of our community determines a large part of what it is like to live and work here. We have about 120 people who live on-site year round, comprised of: full-time staff and families and gap-year students. Glorieta is a beautiful place with many natural resources but calls for somewhat remote living.

Title: Family Camp Cook
Department: Operations
Reports To: Food Service Director

Job Purpose: To fulfill our mission by providing all Family Camp guests and staff with meals for the duration of the program which at least 95% of our guests enjoy, while considering quality and efficiency of production.

Job Scope: Glorieta Camps serves over 30,000 guests annually, with 80% of those guests attending in the summer months. During the summer, there are two full kitchens running, with the main dining hall serving three family style meals a day to over 2000 guests and staff seven days a week, while family camp kitchen is serving 150. The Family Camp Cook’s core responsibilities are to ensure adequate food service to Family Camp specifically, as well as the management of that kitchen during the summer months. Duties also include overseeing ordering, inventory, budget, menu planning, production, staffing (summer staff, and volunteers) and schedules. During non summer months (if hired full-time) the core responsibilities are to assist with serving food to school groups and retreats, and an occasional large event or conference as necessary, as well as plug into an area of camp that the applicant is most passionate and gifted in (could be a wide-variety of things, based on person hired).

Job Duties:
Hold regular team and one-on-one meetings with Family Camp full-time staff for clarity of goals and responsibilities and ways to maintain and build trust.
Help create summer staff scheduling system to ensure kitchen is properly staffed.
Partake in-services and training for staff in food service, guest service, food safety, risk management, policies and procedures.
Help hold staff accountable to ensuring a healthy and safe facility according to Health Department and internal standards.

Menu Development:
Work with Family Camp staff to develop a family style menu, outdoor meal, or catered menu that is guest focused, yet takes into account waste reduction, cost, and production efficiency.
Often lobby for food service feedback from guests, staff, and kitchen staff
Provide a way for food service feedback at all times, providing education for others on the process for food service feedback
Create system for common sense checks during menu planning to make sure guests don’t eat too many of the same type of meal
Annually revisit procedures to serve guests and staff with food allergies; determine how to help themselves in basic ways to heat and store food – balancing minimal direct staff involvement with serving people well
Develop and prepare food for individuals with allergies and other dietary needs to provide the highest quality service to our guest.

Oversee food ordering and inventory
Follow proper receiving, storage, and preparation techniques to ensure that all food items are maintained at a high quality until consumed
Work with Food Service Director to create and implement an efficient system for food inventory and ordering at Family Camp

Food Production & Sanitization:
Ensure legal work and dining environment at all times
Implement of written standard operational procedures for efficient and effective food preparation and distribution at Family Camp
Work with maintenance department or vendors to ensure equipment is in good working condition
Provide a way for non-scheduled staff to join the preparation and cleaning of meals in a safe, legal, and helpful way – if they desire
Oversee development of a standard and schedule for deep cleans of all food service things at Family Camp
Ensure cleaning standards go beyond the kitchen, into dining areas, outdoor trash and delivery areas, walk-in fridge/freezer, vehicles, storage closets, under and behind equipment at Family Camp.

Customer Service:
Implementation of written quality standards for the presentation and service of food at tables, lines, and salad/cereal/drink bars at Family Camp.
Be a part of monitoring guest surveys for food service responses - responding often to guests that respond negatively in a way that attempts to win them over or at least let them know they’ve been heard
Provide system of accountability for staff using checklists for meal, preparations, orientations, and clean-up to ensure accountability is being provided
Communicate regularly with Family Camp full-time staff to ensure a healthy relationship and dialogue of guest needs/wants, placing a high value on guests needs and wants
Implement policies and procedures for guest safety and risk management at Family Camp
Be proficient at having conversations with guests to build relationships and provide a face to the food services that are provided at Family Camp.

Financial Management and Recordkeeping:
Assist with analyzing food and materials costs at Family Camp, looking for cheaper options while keeping quality and efficiencies and inventory control in mind.
Help implement policies and procedures for tracking food waste – with an effort to reduce waste
Keep records, in accordance with the law, policies, and procedures
Monthly detailed inventory and variance report
Track expense at a per plate cost and look for ways to reduce cost and not sacrifice quality.

Other Duties of ALL Glorieta Camps Staff:
Glorieta Camps operates year-round. We have guests on the premises almost every day of the year. Serving guests is our number one priority, and therefore ALL staff must participate in guest service in some capacity. Tasks may include cooking, cleaning, facilitating group activities, running retail locations, general maintenance of camp property, and work projects as needed. There are groups here on all weekends, and all staff members will be required to work certain weekends as needed.

Education, Abilities, Skills, Experience:
The “ideal” candidate will have:
Educational equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree or 2 years of experience in the food service industry in a director or supervisory role.
Certifications in food safety (i.e. ServeSafe) and knowledge commercial food service and safety standards from Health Department.
Excellent managerial and experience in providing a positive work environment for many college age students that will assist in the kitchen during the entire year
Passion and ability to plan, prepare, and serve meals under time constraints in volumes that are needed at this location.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word, typing, basic computer skills, managing people, public speaking and teaching, basic math skills
Excellent personal hygiene and manners
Willingness to perform routine tasks regularly and on time, with deadlines weekly and monthly for most tasks
Desire to serve long hours and without recognition, be relational, and be hospitable towards guests and staff of all ages in a professional and friendly manner
Ability to problem solve, fix things, and think outside of the box
Attitude of enthusiasm, taking initiative, willingness to learn, integrity, flexibility

Physical Demands:
Ability to lift 60lbs, sit for many hours in an office, stand for many hours consecutively while working in the kitchen, bend, squat, be on hands and knees while cleaning, climb stairs, and be around strong cleaning chemicals on a daily basis
Ability to be able to work late at night and early in the morning and some days for many hours consecutively many times during nights and weekends

Work Environment:
Will consistently work indoors and outdoors in summer, winter, and rainy weather conditions, on slippery surfaces, around hot appliances, and sometimes in buildings with no central heat or a/c

Compensation: Salary, On-site housing & food

Disclaimer: This job description is not a complete picture of all tasks, duties, or community responsibilities and is subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Director

**This job has potential to also be a Full-Time position

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Food Services



Updated: 3/24/2017 12:00:05 PM

Job Contact:
Debbie Beal
(505) 428-6424

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Why work at Glorieta Camps:

We are looking for people who believe wholeheartedly in our mission of inspiring Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships and Biblical truth.

11 State Road 50
    Glorieta, NM 87535

(505) 428-6424

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