Eagle’s Nest Foundation in Western North Carolina is seeking a full time Whole Foods Program Manager (WFPM) to oversee the development and management of our from-scratch food program for Eagle’s Nest Camp and The Outdoor Academy, an academic semester school for high school students. The food program at Eagle’s Nest focuses on creating nutritious, wholesome meals and teaching campers and students about healthy living and sustainable practices. Eagle’s Nest maintains a modest but vibrant two-acre garden that helps provide produce and herbs for our Garden-to-Table program. The WFPM should be enthusiastic about providing care and nutrition through food and should also be eager to share their knowledge of food preparation and healthy nutrition. For the summer season, the WFPM will recruit, train and manage a staff of approximately 7 cooks and a baker to feed approximately 200 campers and staff members. During the school year, the WFPM will work with a part-time cook to prepare meals for approximately 45 students and faculty members of The Outdoor Academy. Throughout the year, primary responsibilities include hiring, oversight, and management of kitchen staff, menu planning (including the use of garden produce), meal preparation, serving as the head chef during the school year, teaching food safety and sanitation procedures, ensuring adherence to NC Health Code standards, budgeting, purchasing, and inventory.

Eagle’s Nest provides a salary (no housing available), contributory healthcare benefits, retirement plan, paid time off, Camp and OA discounts, meals, and pro deals for outdoor clothing and equipment. Specific benefits are outlined in the employment agreement.

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Please submit the job application, cover letter, and resume via our website at this link (https://www.enf.org/enf/whole-foods-manager-application/).

Eagle’s Nest Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on or tolerate harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, disability, military status, veteran status or any other condition under applicable under federal, state or local law.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Cooks and Food Service, Full Time


Education/Work Experience required: BA/BS or equivalent work experience. Prior commercial kitchen experience, preferably in an educational setting. Prior teaching or mentoring experience. ServSafe Certification preferred. Enjoy working with children ages 6 – 17.

About Eagle's Nest Foundation and The Outdoor Academy

Eagle's Nest Foundation (ENF) is a non-profit organization that promotes the natural world and the betterment of human character through experiential education programs. Eagle’s Nest is based in the mountains of Western North Carolina. ENF supports three programs: Eagle’s Nest Camp for children ages 6-17, Hante Adventures for teens, and The Outdoor Academy, an academic semester school for 10th grade students seeking a connection to the natural world and to their community.

Application Instructions

Please submit the job application, cover letter, and resume via our website at this link (https://www.enf.org/enf/whole-foods-manager-application/).

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