About the Position
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Planning & Preparation:
1. Become familiar with the goals and objectives of Camp Marshall, the Camp Commission and program design. * This can be found on the website and in conversations with the Executive Director.
2. Become familiar with American Camp Association (ACA) standards as they pertain to food service at camp.
3. Become familiar with the summer program weeks and program design. Each week will be different, so it is important to understand the programs and the schedule and groups that will be served from week to week.
a. Plan a menu of nutritious meals for staff orientation and summer camp. This should be a two-week rotating menu.
1. Review with the Dining Hall Services Director:
a. Inventory what is in the freezers, pantry, and cooking supplies.
b. Become familiar with food orders/how to make them with our distributer.
c. Become familiar with the menu for staff training and participate in designing the summer menu.
Assist the Dining Hall Services Director with food orders so the kitchen is stocked and ready for
the summer season.
2. Successful completion of staff training: This includes being certified in First Aid/CPR, AED card. (this
can be obtained during staff training)
3. Inventory skills of other staff: Spend time with all of the staff and learn what cooking skills they have.
It is quite possible there will be others on staff who have the skills to help out in the kitchen if needed.
4. Training Peers: During the second week of staff training teach counseling/program staff how the
dining hall works. How staff are to work in the area to include, but not limited to: Cultivating
conversations with campers around; trying new food, portion control, dining hall etiquette and how to
clean up at the end of every meal.
5. Training Volunteers: Train volunteers on how they can help with the dining hall. Setting and clearing
tables, dishes, composing, recycling and generally how to help during the day.
Specific Responsibilities during program weeks:
1. Assist with menu prep, food order, and deliver all meals scheduled on time.
2. Assist with planning and leading kitchen staff/volunteers to be sure all responsibilities of the dining
hall are covered.
3. Assist with communicating with the nurse or registrar for any special dietary needs before campers
arrive. If you are unsure of a camper(s) needs; call the parents and visit with them about their
4. Keep the dining hall clean and presentable at all times.
5. Oversee and evaluate staff that are assigned to you.
1. Helpful to have experience cooking for groups ranging from 25 – 80.
2. Effective at organizing and leading the kitchen staff for the duration of the summer season.
3. Helpful to have experience with menu planning, purchasing and inventory.
a. Able to use recopies to construct shopping lists.
4. Experience with all aspects of expanding or reducing a recipe to feed groups of different sizes.
5. Familiar with special dietary needs such as vegetarian, vegan, celiac diet, peanut allergies etc. look at
the menu you are developing and consider how to plan alternatives to meet special dietary needs.
6. Possesses good character, maturity, adaptability, and is teamwork oriented.
7. Possesses enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
8. Is familiar or willing to become familiar with sanitation standards for food handling.
9. Implement emergency procedures as needed and participate in mandatory drills.
1. Food Service
a. Implement the Camp Marshall philosophy and style; nutritious, homemade, and fresh, in cooking,
preparation and serving.
i. Crucial to this point are cooking “from scratch” as much as feasible.
1. Serving freshly baked bread daily.
2. Offering vegetarian food options at all meals
3. Responding to guests’ dietary restrictions whenever possible,
4. Maximizing the amount of fresh, unprocessed, and organic ingredients used.
b. Develop menus with input from kitchen staff to ensure a variety of meals are appropriate for the
groups that are coming.
i. Menus will be completed two weeks in advance and presented at staff meetings when the
two weeks out numbers are presented for each group served. The goal is to allow
feedback from the Administrative Assistant, Nurse, Program Director provide feedback if
they are aware of any specific group needs.
1. All items listed on the menu must have a specific recipe to follow.
2. Exception: soups and/or side dishes intended to utilize leftovers and perishable
ii. Sample menus for website (for specific group types) to show basic menu choices.
c. Assist with ordering food and kitchen supplies as needed. Keep adequate stores of food staples,
ensuring that excess food stuffs are utilized. Maintain an adequate supply of kitchen disposable
plates, utensils, paper products, (in case the sanitizer breaks) cleaning supplies for dining hall and
2. Dining Hall
a. Assist with leading kitchen staff in preparing, serving, and cleaning up from assigned meals.
b. Insure front and side porch and stairwell are swept or blown off daily.
c. Assist with working with the Program Director to assure there is a plan for chairs to be stacked at
the end of dinner each day so the floor can be swept and moped.
d. Dining hall will only be set up for the number of campers/guests at camp in addition to enough
seating for staff.
e. Responsible to see Kitchen Staff will be responsible:
i. To sweep under tables and all facility set up. (salad bar, cereal bar, bathrooms, serving line.
ii. To spot mop around tables, salad, and beverage bar, return line for dishes and where
iii. To sweep and mop out every night, kitchen, and dry goods area.
iv. Keep dining hall and surrounding porch neat, clean and in orderly condition.
f. Report any maintenance issues to the Site Manager and Executive Director.
a. Maintain a safe and healthy food preparation environment, adhering to the basic standards
outlined by Lake County Health Department, the American Camping Association, and other
b. Assist with keeping detailed logs of all equipment function, including temperature logs. Ensure
that records are accurate, up-to-date, and immediately accessible.
c. Act as supervisor for all kitchen-related staff:
i. Create work schedules two weeks out and posted in kitchen.
ii. Insure there is a menu for staff to work from with supplies needed to cook what is on the
menu with access to recopies used to make the food order(s)
iii. Ensure that all food service staff maintain current Serve Safe Food Handlers Card.
1. This will include summer staff and volunteers who may be asked to help in the
iv. Staffing: The Assistant Dining Hall Services Director is considered as Assistant to the
Head Cook When building staffing schedules the following ratios are helpful to work with
when planning. The below is a guideline – it is important to communicate if there is a
potential shortage of staff so adjustments can be made.
1. Specifically, groups of 10 or less will be solely maintained by the Head Cook
2. Groups of 10 – 25; one additional staff person
3. Groups of 25 – 50; 2 additional staff persons
4. Groups of 50 – 75; 3 additional staff persons
5. Groups of 75 – 85; 4 additional staff persons
6. Any exception must be approved by the Executive Director.
a. Continuously strive for the responsible expenditure of monies
b. Look for food products in season; fresh and inexpensive and can be frozen for future use.
c. Expect vendors to disclose prices of products while making food orders.
d. Purchase food strategically to leverage the value of sale prices.
e. Keep excellent records of food purchased and stored.
i. Inventory control list maintained for frozen goods, dry goods, fresh produce, spices, and
all chemicals, paper/plastic products.
ii. Any purchases made off the camp must be verified into inventory by another member of
the kitchen staff against the original receipt. (not a family member)
f. Work closely with kitchen staff to assure production is within norms of group size and not cooking
extra for departure from camp.
g. Under no circumstance is the Assistant Dining Hall Services Director to order anything from a
vendor or store for a staff person.
5. Work with the executive Director to learn how the food service budget was crafted with an
understanding of the expected cost per-meal. Communicate consistently with the Executive Director
how expenses are aligned with budgeting goals.
6. Additional Duties:
a. Support and participate in summer camp staff meetings, special programs (birthday cakes, etc.)
evening program requests such as s'mores.
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