The Kitchen Manager in our New Zealand Operations ensures students and field staff have nutritious and delicious food that meet dietary requirements during meals provided at our campus and during field expeditions. What does a Kitchen Manager do? You will be involved in the following activities:
Manage the annual food budget of approximately $20,000 annually. Responsible for accurately tracking expenses and receipts, including a NOLS-issued credit card.
Provide healthy, home-style meals for students and staff during periods they are on-site.
Inventory, order, and stock all kitchen supplies within budget parameters.
Develop and maintain positive relations with all food vendors.
Supervise field staff and students in light kitchen prep and clean-up duties.
Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and organization in the kitchen.
May supervise a kitchen assistant to support rations and kitchen duties.
Maintain clean and hygienic food preparation and storage areas and equipment.
Coordinate with students and staff to ensure their dietary needs are understood and met.
Adhere to NOLS financial procedures.
Assist the Rations Manager as required.
Perform other logistical and operational tasks as requested by the operations manager such field switches, ration drives and other duties.
Participate constructively in staff performance evaluations.
NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) is a nonprofit global wilderness school that supports thousands of students each year all over the world. Our school began in a small cabin in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming in 1965 as the National Outdoor Leadership School. At that time, we were primarily an outdoors skills school, doing our work in local mountain ranges and exploring what it meant to teach leadership in the backcountry. Today, we are NOLS, a multifaceted wilderness school headquartered in Lander, Wyoming with locations in seven U.S. states and six countries, that supports thousands of students each year all over the world in both field & classroom courses.