Camp Allergy Chef

Camp Zeke | Lakewood, PA, United States

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Posted Date 3/01/2024

Spend an incredible summer working at Camp Zeke! Camp Zeke celebrates healthy, active living through whole foods, sports, fitness and culinary arts! We are a sleepaway camp located on 560 serene acres in Northeastern, PA and have campers ages 7-17.

Job Overview of Allergy Chef:

  • The allergy chef at Camp Zeke will play a vital role in insuring that the special needs of our campers and staff with dietary restrictions or complex health issues related to food are strictly adhered to with guidance from the head chef, food manager and nutritionist.
  • The allergy chef must be adept at reading and comprehending complex dietary instructions provided by physicians and dietitians.
  • The allergy chef must be skilled at interpreting instructions on food preparation and ensure that meals are prepared according to each individual’s dietary notes.
  • All care and attention must be made to insure that foods produced are 100 percent gluten free and there is no cross-contamination.
  • All food should be prepared using methods that maintain high nutrient levels and adhere strictly to Kosher dietary laws.
  • This position involves extensive organizing, problem solving, record keeping, and time management.

Specific Duties and Requirements of Allergy Chef for Overnight Summer Camp:

  • Must be available to live at our camp in PA and work from June 17 to August 12, 2024
  • Works under the direct supervision of the food manager and executive chef.
  • Must be in constant communication with executive chef and food manager about the day to day duties, and be able to discuss any concerns regarding the menu or ingredients.
  • Works cooperatively with others and accepts direction from supervisors.
  • Maintains a level of food preparation, quality and presentation consistent with Camp Zeke’s philosophy of healthy living.
  • Must be dedicated to exceptional external and internal guest service.
  • Assists in menu planning for special dietary needs campers and staff.
  • Reviews daily menu with food manager and executive chef, then prepares appropriate food items according to how they are expected and in adequate volume, following the guidelines provided for each individual with special dietary needs.
  • Properly washes, chops, and cleans vegetables and fruits.
  • Produces quality and timely hot/cold food for campers and staff in a clean, safe, sanitary environment.
  • Maintains established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation and storage as set by the local and state health departments; maintains an orderly, sanitary, and safe kitchen.
  • Assists and directs general kitchen staff with cleaning up after every meal. (Working with, and guiding the kitchen staff with sweeping/mopping, putting away leftovers, emptying garbage’s, shutting off lights/ovens, etc.) This will be done AS A TEAM!
  • Must be able to perform all manual aspects of Kitchen operation. (i.e. dish machine operation and procedures, grill cooking & cleaning, coffee maker, Hobart, etc.)
  • Assists with deliveries, and makes sure items are accounted for, are kosher, and do not contain any harmful allergens, are put in their correct place, and not defective. Storeroom, fridges and freezers must be rotated after every delivery.
  • Attends to the day-to-day problems concerning equipment and food supplies. (i.e. detects and ensures disposition of spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment or other unusual conditions.)
  • Is present in the dining room at all meals to greet and serve the campers and staff with allergies to insure that they are getting the correct food for them.

Educational Background of Allergy Chef for Overnight Summer Camp:

  • Must have completed training in foods, nutrition and/or dietetics, as well as a certification in handling food allergies.
  • The allergy chef must have a current Food Handlers or Managers Certificate or is able to obtain one.

Experience Requirements of Allergy Chef for Overnight Summer Camp:

  • A minimum of three years professional experience working as a allergy cook or chef in a healthcare facility kitchen, restaurant, hotel, camp or catering operation is required.
  • Must have a full understanding of what it means to prepare gluten free food, including the ability to understand food labeling to look for potential gluten ingredients, the knowledge of appropriate substitutions for items that contain gluten and the knowledge of how to avoid cross contamination.
  • Must possess knowledge of the principles and practices and current state of child nutrition and of the eating habits of the children served in the program.
  • Should have demonstrated skills in preparing these foods in a nutritious, good tasting and appealing manner.
  • Experience in child food service preparation and management desirable.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills commensurate with the responsibilities of the position are required


  • Accommodation includes air-conditioned cabins on a 560-acre site on private Hickory Lake
  • Room, board, and a salary are provided.
  • Options for parents to bring their kids as campers. Significant others and most pets are welcome.
  • Network and make friends with a diverse group of co-ed staff members from around the world.
  • Take part in an exciting array of staff activities and social events. You will also be able to enjoy our lake, pool, hot tub, gym, sports fields, and more during your time off
Salary900.00 - 950.00 Week
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Part Time Categories
Summer Staff
Organization Type
Camps & Camping
Housing Benefit | Kosher Food Option Available
Job Location
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