Kitchen staff perform a vital function within the Global Youth Village. Food is not only viewed as a source of bodily nourishment, but as a means of expressing one’s culture.

Kitchen staff do not have counseling responsibilities. Yet, as an integral part of the staff team, food service staff are encouraged to participate fully in the Global Youth Village, developing friendships with other staff and young people, while enjoying the cultural, educational, and recreational activities as responsibilities allow.

Legacy’s vegetarian kitchen serves three home-style meals daily to approximately 90 people, with international entrees from countries such as Greece, the Middle East, India, Japan, and Nigeria. During their 8-9 hour workday, all kitchen staff share in the tasks of dish washing, stocking and cleaning, dining hall setup and general orderliness. Positions include: