We have Head Cook and Assistant Cook positions available for two different expeditions

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Cooks and Food Service, Support Staff


Flexible, responsible, good-humored, and team-oriented
High level of skill with and commitment to healthy communication
Experience with backcountry camping and food service for large groups
Must enjoy being around teens and adults and talking about wildlife
Ability to lift 50 pounds and willingness to work hard in a backcountry setting
Clean driving record and access to a personal vehicle or over 25 to drive school van7)
King County Food Worker Card required (easy to obtain)

Required Skills:

Facilitate and implement all facets of meal delivery for a group of up to 42 teens and staff including:

Follow a pre-set menu with opportunities for creativity
Review and plan for special dietary needs and allergies of participants
Use natural, organic, and local ingredients as possible within budget
Purchase and lead packing of food in Duvall
Drive to backcountry camp, lead backcountry kitchen set up, and take down
Coordinate with the Expedition Director on the timing and delivery of meals

Preferred Skills:

Food preparation, cooking, serving, and kitchen cleanup daily
Coordination and supervision of kitchen volunteers (including teens)
Maintain a high standard of organization and cleanliness in the backcountry kitchen
Monitoring of food supplies and efficient use of ingredients on hand
Restocking of food supplies as needed in town (1-hour drive from camp in the Cascades, no restocking for Salish)
Responsible budgeting, including the handling of money and receipts when relevant

About Wilderness Awareness School

Wilderness Awareness School, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1983, is an internationally-recognized leader in outdoor education. Our mission is to help children and adults cultivate healthy relationships with nature, community and self. We are based in the foothills of the Cascade mountains about 45-minutes outside of Seattle, WA.
Through nature connection and cultural mentoring, we provide transformational experiences that awaken people's unique gifts, deepen their relationship with nature, and empower them to enrich the health of their communities. Our community of students includes people of all ages who understand and thrive on their connection to the natural world around us.

Application Instructions

Submit through company website https://wildernessawareness.org/about/jobs/summer-camp-expedition-cook/