The kitchen positions at the Homeplace basecamp offer opportunities for culinary adventures paired with summer at the lake. Staff are responsible for daily food-related planning and preparation, supply management, and kitchen cleanliness. The kitchen is the heart of the basecamp and strives to support a positive and collaborative environment for this Outward Bound site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Food Preparation

Plan and execute homemade, creative, practical, and nutritious lunches and dinners
Plan and execute meals for special events and student course needs
Accommodate food allergies and special needs safely, reasonably and economically

Oversee equipment functionality and request repair as needed
Oversee potentially unskilled support staff
Regularly order kitchen food and supplies and oversee deliveries
Submit all financial documents to ensure prompt payment of vendors
Cleanliness and Sanitation

Supervise and enforce dining-related chore functions
Clean kitchen as per a weekly cleaning schedule
Restock cleaning supplies and related
Perform with high standards of personal hygiene and health code compliance

Secondary Responsibilities

Act as backup resource for basecamp and field needs
Other duties as delegated by management personnel

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service


Education and Work Experience

1 - 2 years of cooking experience at minimum
Commercial or institutional cooking for large groups experience preferred
ServSafe or equivalent food-handling and sanitation certification preferred

Required Skills:

Physical Requirements

Lifting of a minimum of 50 pounds
Standing for the majority of shifts
Tolerance of long days in a hot kitchen

About Voyageur Outward Bound School

We challenge you to change a life.
We challenge you to change your community.
We challenge you to change the world!

The need for leaders of character and compassion is great.

For over 50 years, Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS) has changed lives through challenge and discovery. We know that personal discovery leads to positive transformation. Our students grow character and compassion through nature-based adventure. Our vision is more resilient and compassionate people for a more resilient and compassionate world.

Voyageur Outward Bound School is a charter of Outward Bound USA, the leading provider of experiential education for youth and adults. We design and deliver intensive single-day and extended wilderness expedition experiences that build and develop character, leadership and service through shared experience.

Application Instructions

Visit our website at www.vobs.org/jobs to see a full job description and to apply. Please contact [email protected] with questions

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