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Assistant Food Director/Chef

Personal Characteristics:
• Must be a Born-Again Christian whose personal beliefs are parallel with the PVBCC statement of faith, (attached), and who will aspire continually to growth in faith, maturity, and selfless service as a reflection of the Person and character of Jesus Christ.
• This position requires a person who is committed to a service ministry and is willing to work unusual hours at times to fulfill the needs of our guests and/or staff team. “Service Ministry” requires a servant’s heart and a willing spirit which are essential elements of a SERVICE CULTURE. This is the means by which we fulfill the overall mission of PVBCC which is to provide an environment where the presence of God is invited into the experience of every guest.. The staff role in what God may want to accomplish in the experience of our guests is to reflect His love and His sacrifice through heart attitude, countenance, and an excellent standard of service.
• Personal priorities will reflect those of Jesus Christ, i.e. God – People – Task, in this order.
• This staff position is part of a community of co-workers and fellow believers who live on the conference grounds requiring a deep commitment to the spiritual health and mission of the community. This dynamic requires a higher level of team contribution and selflessness than normal work environments, setting aside the fierce independence of the culture around us.
• This candidate will be a trusted professional who will manage and execute mission critical processes requiring a high level of integrity, character, and sound personal judgment. Personal image and character count and are attributed to PVBCC in the minds of our constituency.

Professional Characteristics:
• Candidate should possess training and experience in Food Service.
• Advanced understanding of the importance of quality food served, service line processes, menu planning, team scheduling and management, presentation, cost control, inventory management, and the cultivation of a festive environment in a Christian Camp/Conference Center.
• Keen eye for details.
• Pleasant, hospitable disposition, disarming, servant’s heart, problem solver.
• MS Office Suite literate, computer/network literate, aptitude to learn Food Service applications.
• Capable of lifting 50lbs.
• Creative thought leadership demonstrated through a willingness to change, an ongoing desire to improve personally, and the initiative to improve services and processes that effect our guests, and a passion for training, developing and leading staff.
• Capable of interacting with group leaders on and off PVBCC grounds honorably representing PVBCC as a leading Christian Camping ministry, and the Lord Jesus Christ as an ambassador of the faith.
• Warm & outgoing personality that is welcoming to guests, seeks interaction, is visible and accessible during meal-time.
• Should be well organized which will be reflected in the visible condition of work areas, in the way work is anticipated and allocated amongst employees, and brought to completion.
• Should be an excellent communicator and coordinator who can work successfully in a team environment.

General Expectations

A. To be a person of high moral character who is growing in their faith and is walking daily in the fruit of the Spirit. One who is growing in personal discipline, capability, and the ability to manage personal capacity; able to be a personal example and set a high standard for direct reports to follow in both Spiritual and work dimensions.
B. To be a leader dedicated to the PVBCC Purpose and Mission (attached) setting high personal expectations in alignment with the same.
C. To both own and drive high “Guest Ready” standards relating to Food Services.
D. To be a tenacious problem solver with the will to prevail.
E. To innovate towards a constantly improving service level.
F. To maintain a personal work schedule that optimizes your role as a key team player and is in the best interest of the ministry operation considering many others depend on you.
G. To cooperate and coordinate as a team player committed to a team effort that has impact beyond your department.
H. To know your “industry”, draw upon best practices, and build from a constantly growing source of professional resource to stay on the cutting edge of service development.
I. To be an excellent communicator, accessible to the PVBCC Operations Team, armed with a radio and cell phone to facilitate guest services and teamwork.
J. To make sure you keep your Food Handlers Credentials current.

• Ensure ingredients and final products are fresh
• Follow recipes, including measuring, weighing and mixing ingredients
• Bake, grill, steam and boil meats, vegetables, fish, poultry and other foods
• Present, garnish and arrange final dishes
• Occasionally serve food
• Maintain a clean and safe work area, including handling utensils, equipment and dishes
• Handle and store ingredients and food
• Maintain food safety and sanitation standards
• Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment and utensils
• Execute opening and closing kitchen procedures
• Set up kitchen workstations with required ingredients and equipment
• Check the quality and freshness of ingredients
• Monitor station inventory levels in the kitchen
• Accommodate guests’ special requests
• Operate kitchen equipment such as broilers, ovens, grills and fryers
• Provide and maintain high standards and procedures in preparing and serving all food.
• Maintain solid knowledge of all food products and skillfully apply culinary techniques.

• Knowledge of safety procedures, including safe temperatures at which ingredients must be kept and to which food must be prepared to avoid foodborne illness
• Ability to work as part of a team, collaborating on complex dishes
• Interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of other people, such as wait staff, dishwashers, management and sometimes customers
• Calm demeanor to work in a high-stress, fast-paced environment
• Accountability for the dishes they prepare measuring up to the expectations of management and customers alike
• Comprehension and organization to follow direct orders and recipes and to correctly prepare dishes to the standards of the restaurant
• Manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to handle tools, such as knife techniques for chopping, slicing, cutting and dicing
• Ability to stand in one place for hours at a time, handle extreme heat and work shifts.

The Reason We Exist!

Pine Valley Bible Conference Center came into being through the work of Jesus Christ and exists for Him, His Glory, His Purposes, and His Pleasure. Jesus Christ comes first and in Him alone we are sustained. Jesus Christ will have first place in all things, His Word and His Truth will be our counsel and our guide. Having been reconciled to God, we will remain steadfast in the Christian Faith believing the righteous will live by faith and that without faith it is impossible to please Him.

In that it is God’s passion to reconcile all things to Himself through the blood of Jesus Christ, Pine Valley Bible Conference Center will pursue the ministry of reconciliation through conference, camping, recreational, and educational events and experiences for all ages. PVBCC will:

A. Innovate and offer camp/conference events and experiences which in their essence . . .
1. Will promote Truth and alignment with Truth through repentance, willful submission, and obedience to God.
2. Will provide multiple opportunities for an encounter with the Living God through Biblical content, reflection, relationships, recreation, and worship.
3. Will expect that guests will be changed by their experience in the presence of God and their exposure to Truth.
4. Will affirm Christian beliefs that shape lives and build towards greater levels of faith in God.
5. Offer opportunities for Churches and other Christian organizations to sponsor their own events through the use of PVBCC facilities and services which are consistent with #4 above.
6. Offer select “other than Christian” organizations the opportunity to sponsor events who will honor our Christian mission and be open to His presence.

B. Embrace and actively pursue the stewardship of God’s resources manifest in a sustained and orderly operation that is fruitful, reflecting God’s presence, His intent to bless His work, and the excellence of His nature, His character, and His integrity.

C. Embrace and actively pursue the care and stewardship of the buildings and grounds that make up the conference center, to reflect the beauty, order, and excellence of God’s
creation through which He reveals Himself and provides refuge to all who are on their
journey to the cross.

D. Build and sustain Christian community amongst staff who live and work on the PVBCC
grounds reflecting the character and nature of Jesus Christ in our families, our
relationships, our work ethic, and the overflow of our personal lives as “salt of the earth” and “the light of the world”.

E. Consider the pursuit of good standing within the community of Pine Valley to be essential to our Christian testimony.

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Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Food Services



Updated: 3/27/2023 1:02:52 PM

Job Contact:
William Rebold
(619) 473-8879

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Why work at Pine Valley Bible Conference:

PVBC has a rich history of Christ centered camping spanning 76 years. Our Staff form the core of Christ-centered ministry here orchestrating defining moments that change lives. Make a difference!

8668 Pine Creek Road
    Pine Valley, CA 91962

(619) 473-8879

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