Year-round with flexible hours between 20-40 per week throughout the school year increasing to full-time for the summer months.

Plan and coordinate meal service for groups of 10-50 people based on a weekly seasonal menu
Coordinate work rotation of kitchen staff, apprentices, and students
Work closely with farmers to make use of homegrown produce and meats
Inventory and ordering of kitchen and expedition ingredients from a combination of distributors, local purveyors and farms
Mentor teachers and students in creating expedition menus and understanding food pack-out protocols
Maintain order and cleanliness of storerooms including dry storage, walk-in cooler, refrigerators and freezers
Develop and maintain relationships with purveyors and local farmers and coordinate food deliveries and pickups
Steward an ethic of local, organic, and responsibly grown food that nourishes the soul

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service


Minimum 2 years food service experience in a community or educational setting including meal planning and cooking for groups of 20+
Experience with kitchen management including ordering and inventory
Experience cooking for a whole foods diet using mostly vegetarian seasonal ingredients
High standards of food safety and cleanliness in the kitchen
Able to be self-managed while working as part of a team
Love of working with children and youth

Required Skills:

$17-$23/hour, commensurate with experience with possibility to move into a year-round, salaried position. Kroka’s staff benefits include health insurance, retirement, paid vacation, health days & holidays, professional development, and many other benefits inherent in being part of a diverse and hard-working community. Subsidized on-campus housing may be available.

About Kroka Expeditions

Kroka is a non-profit wilderness expedition school for young people based on a year-round, organic farm in Marlow, New Hampshire. We believe that the consciousness and altruistic will that lives in all people can be brought forward through a living relationship with the natural world and by taking our places within the circle of community.

Application Instructions

Please apply on our website: https://kroka.org/about/hiring/position-head-cook/

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