Assist in the preparation of main dishes and baked goods; chopping vegetables, salad making, dish washing, food storing and stocking, and cleaning.  Includes on-the-job training.  Applicants with minimal experience in quantity cooking, vegetarian cooking and/or food service will be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Desire to work in the food service area
  • Ability to read and adjust recipes with weights & measures, and menus
  • Ability to work well in a close team situation, with daily deadlines
  • Ability to learn and do tasks as assigned
  • Ability to accept feedback and guidance, and seek guidance when needed
  • Conversant in English
  • Minimum age, 19
  • High School graduate with at least one year post graduate work experience or education
  • Cooking experience (quantity or vegetarian cooking experience not needed, but preferred)

Responsible to: Food Service Manager


  1. Assist in preparation of meals by performing any combination of the following tasks:
    * wash, peel, cut vegetables and fruit
    * prepare salads
    * prepare breads, crackers, condiments, etc
    * slice and grate cheese
    * prepare and/or assist with preparation of entrees, soup, side dishes, baked goods
    * prepare drinks
  2. Meal service duties:
    * delivers food to tables at the beginning of the meal
    * serve at “window” during meal times (for seconds & special requests)
    * properly store left-overs at end of each meal
    * oversee meal clean-up team of youth and/or staff, as needed
    * table setting prior to meal
    * assist in transport and set-up of weekly picnic or Shabat dinners, or food for special events
  3. Kitchen maintenance and up-keep tasks such as:
    * stocking, rotating stock
    * empty trash, compost and recyclable on a regular basis
    * fold and store kitchen laundry, prepare used linens for pick-up by laundry service
    * receive and put away deliveries, helping unload truck as needed
    * wash pots, pans, dishes between meals (manual and machine santizier)
    * set up pre-wash station prior to meal clean-up
    * sweep and mop kitchen floor
    * make sure counters, sinks, and washing area are kept clean
  4. Prepare food for “take-out” as requested (for special guest needs, cabin nights, staff events, special evening programs)
  5. Assist in any area of kitchen or dining hall, as requested by Food Service Manage
  6. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned, and others may be assigned as required.
  7. Evaluate procedures and menu at end of season, making recommendations for next season

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • As wish and able, assist in the design and delivery of select evening programs or other special events on occasion.
  • As wish and able, teach occasional afternoon activities or electives or fulfill some other programmatic role of interest.
  • Fulfill select other support functions as outlined in the general job description, applicable to all staff (i.e. helping set up and break down facility, etc.)

Essential Functions:

  1. Physical ability to lift, unload, move food and supplies; lift dishes to their storage location
  2. Sensory ability to determine cleanliness of dishes, food contact surfaces, and kitchen area, in addition to assessing condition of food
  3. Cognitive and physical ability to operate electrical and mechanical kitchen equipment safely (dish washer, food processors, blenders)
  4. Physical ability & stamina to do physical work 8-10 hours/ day with intermittent breaks