Job Posting

Head Cook

Job Title: Camp Cook

Reports to: Camp Director

Start Date: TBD (End of June to prepare for the start of Camp)

End Date: August 28th, 2024

Accommodations: Cook’s cabin onsite

Qualifications (Minimum)

o 2 +years of experience working in a kitchen or food service.
o Current Standard First Aid and CPR.
o Vulnerable Sector Screening
o Safe Food Handlers Certification
o Vulnerable Sector Screening

Pay: $10,000

How to Apply

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Responsibilities of the Camp Cook

The Camp Cook is responsible for the management of all activities associated with the preparation and serving of food to the staff and campers at Camp Simpresca, as well as the day to day supervision of kitchen staff hired by the Camp Director to help them fulfill their contractual responsibilities.  These activities will include but not be limited to:

Meal Plan

The Camp Cook will provide a meal plan to the Camp Director and representatives of the Board of Directors prior to the start of the summer camp schedule to allow them the opportunity to confirm the meals will be well balanced, and affordable.  The meal plan should include three meals per full day, starting with dinner on Sunday through Breakfast on Saturday, and an evening snack after evening program.  The menu should be based on managing costs within a reasonable cost framework as outlined in Camp Simpresca’s annual budget.

Ordering food from suppliers

In managing this ordering, the Camp Cook will be responsible to ensure sufficient food is available to serve meals according to their meal plan as reviewed with the Camp Director and Board of Directors

Food Preparation

Responsible for the safe, timely preparation of food for meals served to the campers and staff of Camp Simpresca (approx. 100 – 150 per people week).  The meals will be prepared according to the accepted meal plan agreed to prior to the start of summer camp sessions.  Once the food is prepared, the Camp Cook will oversee the distribution of food to the campers and staff, and the cleanup of the kitchen area after the meals are complete.

Public Health Food Inspections

The Camp Cook is responsible to ensure any area related to food or food preparation is in appropriate condition as outlined by Public Health in preparation for such inspections, and that on an ongoing basis, the same areas maintain this standard of cleanliness and food protection at all times.

Staff Management Responsibilities

The Camp Cook is responsible for the day to day supervision of kitchen staff is their responsibility.  Reporting to the Camp Cook will be two (2) dishwashers and one (1) assistant cook.

End of Season

At the end of the summer camp sessions, the Camp Cook will be required to: Provide meals for camp staff during the camp cleanup period (Final 3 days of August).Clean up the camp kitchen and dispose of any unused food that cannot be returned. Organize the return of unused food and supplies as possible to suppliers for credit.

 The Camp Cook will be expected to arrive at Camp Simpresca prior to the start of the summer camp sessions in time to:

1. Prepare the kitchen for the summer.
2. order initial food supplies to start the season.
3. prepare and review the summer meal plan as described above.
4. prepare meals for camp staff while they attend staff training.

Vulnerable Sector Check 

The Camp Cook will be on site and will have day to day contact with campers. As per the requirement of the United Church of Canada, anyone who in the course of working in the interest of the church who are required to interact with youth, must have a vulnerable sector check. Prior to the start of the summer camping sessions, the Camp Cook will be required to provide proof of a vulnerable sector check to the Camp Director provided by their local police jurisdiction.




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