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CAMP COOK

HIRING DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation
WORK LOCATION: Camp Concord (South Lake Tahoe)

DATES: June 17 – August --... day work week (24-hour day off scheduled each week)
*Additional work may be available after August 18

SALARY: $--... Day, plus room and board

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: Until position filled

THE POSITION:
Located in South Lake Tahoe, Camp Concord is a high energy Family and Group Rental Camp where everyone shares unique talents and abilities to accomplish goals as a team. Approximately 150 meals are served cafeteria-style to campers and employees three times a day. This position plays a key role in the development and delivery of quality, nutritious meals on camp as well as at off-site venues such as local beaches and lakes. Position includes meals and housing on camp during time of employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
? Under the direction of the Food Service Manager, assist in creating a positive team environment.
? Ability to work with all staff as a strong active team member to develop best work practices and problem solve.
? Assist Food Services Manager to supervise, train and support kitchen staff.
? Oversee food service operations when Food Service Manager is unavailable.
? Learn and follow kitchen routines and take initiative to increase knowledge of kitchen duties and practices.
? Demonstrate proper knife handling and cutting, chopping and slicing techniques.
? Daily preparation and cooking of various meal components while ensuring kitchen prep, cooking and cleaning tasks are completed in a timely manner and meet quality controls set by management.
? Follow proper procedures for food receiving, handling and storage.
? Maintains quality kitchen environment by practicing proper cleaning, safety, sanitation and organizational skills.
? Have strong understanding and knowledge to properly use and maintain all kitchen equipment.
? Follow portion controls and presentation specifications as set by the Food Service Manager.
? Under supervisions of the Food Service Manager, prepares large amounts of food; adjusts recipes by expanding or reducing amounts of ingredients.
? Ensure timely preparation and serving of quality meals with ample selection and nutrition.
? Ability to make meals to satisfy a variety of food allergies and preferences, including gluten free, vegetarians and vegans.
? Ensure all aspects related to the Food Service Department are at or above minimum standards required by the California State Health Department.
? Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs on occasion and 35 lbs regularly.
? Must follow all staff policies and procedures to ensure a safe work and living environment.
? Perform other duties as required.

THE CANDIDATE:
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, demonstrate excellent hospitality and customer-service, and maintain grace under pressure. Experience in the preparation and delivery of food service for large groups, maturity, ability to work with staff of all ages and a positive attitude is a must.

Requirements- Minimum age to apply: 21
One year experience in large cafeteria or restaurant. *Valid Driver’s License. *Standard First Aid & CPR certificate. *TB clearance. *CA Food Handler Card/ServSafe Certificate.
Must successfully participate in a mandatory, paid staff training June 16th - 27th.
*Requirements must be obtained prior to start of employment. Necessary training information can be provided.

APPLICATION / SELECTION PROCEDURES
To apply, complete the online application. All applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined above. Only those candidates who best meet the qualifications will be invited to interview. All staff is required to pass a rigorous selection process including an application screening and multiple interviews. If successful in interview, a minimum of two references will be contacted and verified. Fingerprinting and extensive background checks by the Department of Justice will ensue.

It is a policy of the City to refuse to consider a person for a position whenever that person’s relationship to an employee, elected or appointed official, or member of a board or commission has the potential for creating adverse impact on supervision, safety, security, or morale, or involves a potential conflict of interest.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please call Camp Director, 925-671-... or email: ...@....org


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