Kitchen Staff: Head Chef and Lead Cook

Eden Village West | Healdsburg, CA, United States

Posted Date 2/08/2022
Description

About Eden Village West

Eden Village West is an organic farm-to-table residential Jewish camp in Sonoma County, California with a 6-week overnight summer program as well as other farm programming throughout the spring and fall. Our 3rd-11th grade campers enjoy farming, wilderness and homesteading skills, culinary arts, music and sports as they become empowered to promote a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world for all. We maintain a 1 acre organic farm on an incredible 350 acre campus nestled along the Russian River outside Healdsburg, CA.


 

Head Chef

The Head Chef is responsible for managing all kitchen operations and staff at Eden Village West. Our ideal candidate has absolute passion for cooking, is detail oriented, and can manage multiple projects in a kitchen. Able to maintain a Kosher, Vegetarian Kitchen without exception. Familiar and comfortable with cooking vegan, gluten-free, dairy free, and allergen friendly cuisine alternatives at each meal. Schedule and Supervise a kitchen team to prepare and organize three organic and locally grown meals, made from scratch, each day. Be prepared to cultivate a long-term relationship with camp, and guide our (amazing) camp food’s direction going forward. Requires 5+ years of experience in a kitchen.

Summer Prep Responsibilities ($30/hr DOE):

  • Review meal and food feedback from the following summers
  • Develop a summer menu plan
  • Coordinate with the Farm Manager about how to incorporate farm produce into meals
  • Coordinate with the year-round team to plan kitchen staff training
  • Interview kitchen staff and give recommendations on hiring
  • Advise on kitchen supply procurement in advance of camp
  • Give input about kitchen management structure and practices
  • Other responsibilities as appointed

During the summer, the Head Chef is responsible for the following:

  • Manage the kitchen budget maximizing purchasing power, minimizing food waste (portion control)
  • Oversee safety and sanitation in the kitchen and make sure all staff are properly trained and aware of safety risks
  • Order and procure all food and kitchen supplies
  • Directly supervise the Assistant Head Chef, Dining Hall Manager, Head Baker, and Mashgiach
  • Generally supervise food and meal production 
  • Create kitchen work schedules, review timesheets for hourly workers, & ensure proper staffing for prep and meal times
  • Run daily/weekly kitchen team meetings

 

Expectations:

  • Current Food Handlers Manager License or willingness to obtain prior to the start of camp
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn and implement keeping a Kosher Vegetarian Kitchen without exception
  • Excited to be cooking vegan, gluten-free, dairy free, and allergen friendly cuisine alternatives at each meal
  • 5+ years cooking experience emphasis on high quality volume food production
  • 2+ years Food Service managerial experience
  • Eden Village West has a small staff. This position requires flexibility and a willingness to occasionally take on responsibilities outside the Head Chef’s immediate job description.

 

Duration: 8.5 weeks

Base In Session Salary: $10,000 (DOE) + Room & Board

Base pre-camp wages: $30/hr (DOE)


 

Lead Cook

The lead cook is responsible for executing meal prep and service as directed by the Head and Assistant Chefs. Our ideal candidate has absolute passion for cooking, is detail oriented, and can manage multiple projects in a kitchen. Able to maintain a Kosher, Vegetarian Kitchen without exception. Familiar and comfortable with cooking vegan, gluten-free, dairy free, and allergen friendly cuisine alternatives at each meal.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Understand and comply with all applicable health codes and regulations, food temp logs, safe equipment operation procedures, portion control, food quality standards, etc. 
  2. Maintains work areas, kitchen equipment and food handling procedures to ensure compliance with all safety and health codes. Produce all recipes with strict adherence to HACCP, health codes, safety guidelines and productivity standards.  Understands and complies with County/State/Federal health codes to ensure health and safety of the campers and staff
  3. Help Assistant Chef with daily prep and training of new employees. Coordinates production of hot foods, salad bar, pantry, snacks, etc. Monitors work of cooks and others to ensure production, performance, procedures and finished products meet quality and sanitation standards.
  4. Monitors food rotation and inventory levels to maintain wholesome and nutritious products. Labels food in compliance with storage guidelines. May include transferring of supplies between campuses.
  5. Assists Food Service Supervisor with recipe development and modification, menu planning and determining best use of foods considering weather/seasonal availability, campus activities, and other events for maximum efficiency and cost control.
  6. Provides input to supervisor regarding performance reviews for members of kitchen staff.
  7. Provides backup for the Dining Hall Manager in their absence.
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  9. Demonstrate excellent knife skills and product identification, all while keeping in mind a sense of urgency and time restrictions.

Lead Cook Requirements and Qualifications

  • Degree in culinary arts preferred or equivalent experience (2+ years) emphasis on high quality volume food production
  • Experience in lower-level kitchen positions
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
  • Current Food Handlers License or willingness to obtain prior to the start of camp
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about and maintain keeping a Kosher Vegetarian Kitchen without exception
  • Excited to be cooking vegan, gluten-free, dairy free, and allergen friendly cuisine alternatives at each meal
  • Eden Village West has a small staff. This position requires flexibility and a willingness to occasionally take on responsibilities outside the Assistant Head Chef’s immediate job description.

 

Duration: Jun 6, 2022 - Aug 4, 2022   

Base Salary: $3500 (DOE) + Room & Board

Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Categories
Eco / Environmental | Mashgiach | Other
Part Time Categories
Summer Staff
Organization Type
Camps & Camping | Food & Kosher Services
Benefits
Kosher Food Option Available
Job Location
US

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