Kroka is seeking a Food Apprentice or Food Assistant to provide essential kitchen support in preparing food for our summer staff and student community. The Food Apprentice/Assistant will work alongside the Food Manager to learn and develop skills in farm-to-table cooking, organic and biodynamic-inspired farming, integrated community food systems, and preparing and packing out food for wilderness travel.

As the Food Apprentice you will…

Assist the Food Manager in preparing 3 meals/day for Kroka staff (approx. 30 people) and student community (60-100 people)
Work with, and be a positive role model for students of all ages in the kitchen and on the farm
Support expedition programs by assisting students and instructors with food preparation and pack out
Prepare meals independently during the Food Manager’s days off
Work on the Kroka Farm one day per week to learn more about livestock care and vegetable/herb/fruit production
Connect with local food producers and assist with food procurement errands
Create value-added products from farm-fresh vegetables including sauerkraut, beef jerky, jam and jelly, cheese and yogurt

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service

Required Skills:

If you are…

Interested in developing skills in seasonal, farm to table, whole food cooking;
Thorough, organized and passionate about food and cooking;
Able to efficiently follow directions and work independently;
A thoughtful and honest communicator;
Creative, resourceful, and curious with a strong work ethic
Energetic and excited to work with children of all ages
Eager to live in a dynamic learning community

…then this position may be exactly what you’re looking for this summer!


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

Application Instructions

Head to the Kroka Expeditions website and submit your application! https://kroka.org/about/hiring/

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