Head Chef

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, November 27, 2017, 12:45pm



Pisgah Forest, NC
United States

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5-6 shifts a week, 8 hours per shift

40-50 hours a week

Responsibilities: The Sous Chef/Head Cook position entails executive chef responsibilities such as menu planning, food orders, inspections, organizing staff, etc. The kitchen staff consists of a kitchen manager, a sous chef/head cook, a baker, and 5-6 cooks. Working as a team, the kitchen staff are responsible for preparing three well-balanced, family style meals, as well as a wholesome evening snack, each day. Each person works 5-6 shifts per week; each shift is approximately 8 hours. The sous chef may be asked to perform all elements of kitchen work from prep to clean up. Teamwork, flexibility, a commitment to maintaining a safe, sanitary work environment meeting all health code standards, a strong work ethic, an ability to teach/mentor peers, and enthusiasm for working with/around children are all vital qualities for success. Kitchen staff attend all-staff orientation and kitchen training.


Qualifications:  Experience planning and cooking nutritious meals from scratch is key for this position, as is past commercial kitchen work. We require CPR and First Aid certification by the time the season begins. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.


Additional Information: At Eagle's Nest we believe that nutritious foods are a cornerstone to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Campers dine on fresh meats and dairy products, and natural and organically grown produce such as garden-fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, unrefined sugar, honey and olive oil. We also cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Benefits: Competitive salary with one full day off each week. On campus housing, meals in our whole foods dining hall, and access to laundry facilities provided.


Dates: Position is from May 31st to August 13th, 2018. In addition, some positions require attendance at a training clinic. Please see our website, www.enf.org, for clinic dates.


How to Apply: Please apply using the Application Form found on our website: www.enf.org/eagles-nest-camp/summer-employment.


Who We Are: Eagle’s Nest Camp is a coed camp over 90 years old, located in the lush mountains of Western North Carolina. Eagle’s Nest provides a strong, nurturing community where campers ages 6-17 are treated with respect, honor and compassion. Campers have the opportunity to participate in 1-3 week long sessions which emphasize the wilderness, arts, and community. Our mission is experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.


Eagle’s Nest Camp · 43 Hart Road · Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

828-877-4349 · campapplications@enf.org


How to Apply:

Please apply using the Application Form found on our website: www.enf.org/eagles-nest-camp/summer-employment.