Camp Cooks

The 4-H Camps at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove provide environmentally focused summer camps for Maine youth in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor. Programs emphasize community living, respect for others, fun, safety, responsibility, and the joy of being a part of the natural world. Our mission is to teach and inspire people from Maine and beyond to be effective and caring citizens of the earth through affordable environmental education and fun nature-based experiences. We strive to develop lifelong skills and a sense of community spirit.

Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove’s kitchen staff work closely the camp director to ensure the dietary needs of everyone at camp are met. Cooks work together with the camp director in ordering food, creating schedules, and making sure the kitchen is kept at Maine State health code standards. An individual can opt to cook up to 2 shifts per day. Rustic housing is available.

Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare and cook healthy meals/snacks for the summer camp, using whole foods and fresh produce
  2. Safely operate commercial cooking equipment: mixer, slicer, dishwasher and stoves; know when machines and knives need repair and specialized cleaning
  3. Oversee and assist camp staff in safe food preparation, serving, and clean-up
  4. Model and train camp staff in safe and efficient ways of working in a commercial kitchen
  5. Maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen facility in compliance with State of Maine standards and regulations
  6. Work with all cooks and camp director in menu planning, food ordering, and preparing meals
  7. Utilize produce from the camp’s garden
  8. Pack up of food after each meal and help clean kitchen so it is ready for the next meal to begin

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience cooking nutritious and wholesome foods for large groups in a commercial kitchen
  • High safety and sanitation standards, current ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work a demanding schedule
  • Flexible, team player
  • Training and/or experience in sanitation, food preparation and protection, hygiene, and record keeping
  • Complete health screening and appropriate background checks

Compensation: $13.41-$15.44/hour depending on role and experience

Estimated Schedule:

  • Breakfast Shift
    • Work Schedule:  Mon–Fri, 5-9 AM, approximately 20 hrs per week plus one to two weekends of work
  • Lunch Shift
    • Work Schedule:  Mon–Fri, 9 AM – 2 PM, approximately 25 hrs per week plus one to two weekends of work
  • Dinner Shift
    • Work Schedule Dinner: Sun-Thurs, 3-8 PM, approximately 25 hrs per week plus one to two weekends of work

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to Camp Director, 1 Tanglewood Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849 or email jessica.decke@maine.edu or ryan.leshane@maine.edu.

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