Food Service Supervisor/Head Cook

One Heartland
26001 Heinz Road
Willow River, MN 55795
United States

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Job End Date
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From $15 To $20.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
No Travel

Job Description
Job Summary:
This seasonal position will work full-time during the summer months, and casual/on-call in the off season (if desired). The Head Cook directs the overall food service operation of the camp for up to 150 participants at any one time. This includes adequate stock rotation and food purchasing, food preparation, following a pre-determined menu to ensure balanced nutrition, following due diligence to any dietary restrictions and food allergies, scheduling kitchen staff, and keeping a safe and sanitary kitchen environment. They supervise and direct any staff working in the kitchen. While very behind the scenes at camp, this person is also encouraged to interact with campers and staff during mealtimes. Interested applicants should have previous experience in food service management, and current Minnesota Certified Food Protection Manager or ServSafe Food Manager certification (by the start of employment). Experience in large scale food service management (hotels, camps, schools) is a plus. Optional on-site housing is available during the summer months.
Principal Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the overall food service operations of the camp for up to 150 participants, staff, and/or guests at any one time, including:
  • Inventory management and purchasing of all food and kitchen supplies, ensuring all needed items are always on hand while minimizing waste
  • Overseeing and participating in food preparation, ensuring all food is prepared and stored in accordance with all food safety guidelines and One Heartland standards
  • Following a pre-determined menu to ensure balanced nutrition
  • Working with health center staff to make sure the needs of participants/staff with special dietary restrictions or food allergies are met
  • Scheduling kitchen staff
  • Keeping a safe and sanitary kitchen environment
  • Ensuring all meals are served on time as scheduled, and managed so that prepared food is not held longer than necessary
  • Ensuring all MN food/health codes are followed in the kitchen and dining area
  • Train, supervise and direct all kitchen staff, ensuring they are meeting expectations of their position, and have the knowledge and tools they need for the overall food service operation to be successful, including providing feedback and disciplinary action as appropriate.
  • Communicate in an effective and timely manner with Program/Facility Director to relay relevant information regarding meals, staff, equipment, inventory, etc.
  • Be kind and courteous to all staff as well as to all participants, guests, and groups; acts in a professional and friendly manner to ensure positive relations with participants, families, community, volunteers, visitors, and staff.
  • Ensure all relevant paperwork/documentation is completed, including ensuring any accidents, injuries, or illnesses are properly documented and reported
  • Make sure food is available for staff during time off/closures between camp sessions
  • Other tasks as assigned and pitching in where needed without direct assignment
Job Requirements
Qualifications and Ideal Traits:
Current Minnesota Certified Food Protection Manager or ServSafe Food Manager, or ability to attain prior to employment
Compassionate and open-minded especially for the communities we serve at One Heartland (LGBTQ+, HIV/AIDS, currently or formerly unhoused).
Prior experience in food service management (Any experience in large scale food service management (hotels, camps, schools) is a plus)
Attention to detail and cleanliness
Ability to direct, communicate and work well with others
Positive, outgoing, friendly demeanor

Physical Requirements:
Frequently exposed to crowds and high noise levels
Ability to lift and carry heavy objects (up to 50 pounds)
Ability to work while standing and tolerate extreme heat and cold
Sit, stoop, kneel, crouch
Work with chemical cleaners and sanitizers
Able to be present in kitchen/serving area throughout entire meal service ensuring all needs are met
Able to observe cleanliness of dishes, food-contact surfaces, and kitchen areas and assess the condition of food.
One Heartland
Katie Bartels
26001 Heinz Road
Willow River MN 55795
United States
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