|Title:||Assistant Cook- Camp Four Echoes|
|Job Status :||N/A|
|Company:||Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)|
Camp Season Salary: $2000 plus room and board.
Under the direction of the Head Cook, the Assistant Cook will be responsible for assisting the food service team in providing meals, snacks and “pack outs” for girls ages 5-17 and seasonal camp staff. This position is also accountable to assist in providing for the general safety and empowering the personal growth and skill development of the food service staff. The Assistant Cook exhibits enthusiasm and patience while exemplifying the Girl Scout core values of honesty, caring, courage, and character.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
- Attends to safety of any staff assisting in food preparation at all times; follows and instructs kitchen staff on procedures for incidents and emergencies
- Assists in supervising the kitchen staff, primarily kitchen aides
- Assists in training the kitchen staff in many aspects of running the camp food service program which include food safety, work place safety, proper use of equipment, inventory, meal planning/preparation and delivery, cleaning and food storage, allergies and special diets
- Assists in fulfilling the weekly menu, including anything needed for special diets or allergies
- Works to create a positive group culture through team-building and problem-solving activities
- Attends and supports weekly in-service training, focuses on areas of food safety and developes additional food service skills
- Models personal responsibilities such as conflict management, positive relationships, following rules, and respecting camp property
- Follows and implements appropriate behavior management procedures when interacting with all campers
- Assists Head Cook in any paperwork as needed, food orders, receipts, menus, special diets and allergies, temperature charts, health inspections and evaluations
- Exhibits punctuality and communication in time management, including daily and weekly breaks
- Respects and follows the “Camp is for the camper” philosophy by attending to camper and camp needs first
- Communicates with Head Cook, parents/caregivers, campers and staff regarding special diets, allergies and other food-related needs
- Represents camp appropriately in the community and with parents by maintaining personal hygiene, following camp dress code, and communicating respectfully with campers, parents and other adults.
- Actively participates in staff trainings, meetings, and camp closing activities, including but not limited to deep cleaning, lifting or moving equipment, taking out trash and closing inventory
- Reports concerns and incidents to the Head Cook
- Provides healthy meals to staff during staff training and post-camp clean up. Kitchen staff should be prepared to stay one day later than the other staff in order to finish clean up, storage and inventory.
- Takes the lead on packout requests, communicates effectively with Unit Leaders and the Head Cook on menu planning, food orders and availability
- Takes the lead on recording waste generated during daily meals and packouts. Communicate results to Head Cook and Camp Director; devise ways of reducing overall food waste
- Practices the Girl Scout Promise and Law with an inclusive attitude and a willingness to problem-solve
- Follows all procedures and regulations according to the GSEWNI Council, GSUSA, and state and federal guidelines and laws and the American Camp Association
- Must be 18 years or older
- Current First Aid & CPR certification
- Current Idaho Food Handlers Card
- One (1) year experience in food-service
- Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts USA.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:
Regularly lift objects up 30 pounds, repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Climb, pull, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist and crouch while performing custodial duties. Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time, up to 12 hours, and work in inclement weather. Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors (no color blindness)
Mental & Other Skills/Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:
- Multi-Tasking Ability: ability to handle many diverse tasks/projects at one time; ability to prioritize and complete them on time.