Deer Hill Expeditions is seeking to hire a skilled, motivated and experienced individual for the Food Manager position. This position plays an integral role here at Deer Hill by bringing us together over meals. Primary responsibilities include managing a commercial kitchen, meal planning, ordering food, hiring and managing kitchen cooks. Deer Hill’s operating season is fast paced and includes long days. This position requires dedication, active leadership, and clear communication skills, mentoring skills, initiative, patience and humor. The ideal candidate is attentive to details and deadlines, organized, self-motivated, and adaptable.

-Oversee and manage all food systems for Basecamp and for Programs in the field.
-Improve and update food program annually
-Cook meals for basecamp as needed
-Create menus for groups in Basecamp and Programs in the field
-Advertise, hire, train, schedule and supervise 3-4 Kitchen Cooks all cooks during the programming season
-Maintain an organized and clean kitchen
-Partake in annual Field Staff and Intern Trainings regarding the food program
-5-6 day work weeks when programs are in progress (April-August)

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Cooks and Food Service


-Able to work legally in the United States.
-Valid Drivers license
-Reliable access to phone and available for food issues that arise.
-Ability to pass criminal background check with CBI and FBI.
-Experience using Apple computers in an office environment.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Ability to lift and carry 50lbs.

Required Skills:

-Highly motivated and organized with prior relevant experience
-Positive attitude and ability to deliver and receive feedback.
-Professional and well organized.
-Familiarity with outdoor experiential education.
-Demonstrated tolerance for adversity and uncertainty.

About Deer Hill Expeditions

Deer Hill’s wilderness expeditions and cross-cultural service projects offer participants profound growth and selfdiscovery
as well as good fun and adventure. Participants raft the river canyons of Utah, ascend the peaks of
Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, and work with families in Navajo, Hopi, or Zuni communities in the Southwest.

Deer Hill’s mission is to inspire the individual through experiences which affirm the essential relationships
Humanity discovers in Service and the Natural World. Trough Deer Hill’s unique blend of wilderness challenge
and cross-cultural interaction, participants learn to bring their best selves forward in community.

A small company, founded in 1984, Deer Hill Expeditions is committed to personal development through
excellence in technical skills, responsible stewardship of the natural world, and authentic service that connects

Application Instructions

Email your Cover Letter and Resume to John Palmer. [email protected]