The High Mountain Institute is seeking a Kitchen Manager. This is a year-round position, .75 – full time, which includes responsibilities in the areas of: on-campus food service, menu planning, food ordering, budgeting, training adults and students, and kitchen curriculum development.

Position Details:
– Oversee food service for all HMI programs
– Cook meals and order food for 75+ students and employees (and larger events for approx. ~200 people 2+ times per year)
– Plan creative menus including dietary restrictions with high level of detail
– Supervise and train faculty, staff, and apprentices on kitchen systems and meal prep
– Teach students to meal plan and cook
– Intensive on then off schedule, including weekends and nights
– Oversee health code compliance
– Manage on-campus food budget
– Manage and oversee campus food allergy plan
– Oversee general nutrition
– Provide varied and healthy meals
– Health Insurance provided
– Retirement benefits (TIAA-CREF) after 1 year
– Starting salary $27,000 – $45,000 DOE
– Start date: May 2022

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service


Desired Qualifications:
- Inspired by HMI Mission
- Highly motivated & organized individual with prior relevant experience
- Significant prior experience with providing healthy, nutritious, and alternative meals
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Budgeting experience
- Experience with, and passion for, diverse and interesting foods
- Teaching experience, culinary curriculum development
- Prior experience in rationing for backcountry expeditions
- Computer Skills (Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Wi

Required Skills:

Minimum Qualifications: 1-2 years of prior food service experience, experience supervising others in a food service setting, and experience cooking for large groups.

About High Mountain Institute

A semester school for high school juniors, the High Mountain Institute (HMI) combines the best of a traditional independent school with outstanding outdoor education. HMI connects students to the natural world and teaches them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. HMI also offers a Summer Term for high school students and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.

HMI’s Diversity Statement: The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective.

Application Instructions

After reviewing the minimum qualifications and the HMI website (www.hminet.org), please submit the following two items as soon as possible electronically as PDF files: - Cover Letter - Resume with listing of 3-5 references Please submit the above items via email to Jill Gardiner, Administrative Manager & Registrar, at [email protected] and fill out the HMI Prospective Employment Form online. Your application will not be complete without all three of these items.