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Head Chef and Kitchen Coordinator (Summer position, Half Moon Bay Area)
Camp Phoenix

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Head Chef and Kitchen Coordinator (Summer position, Half Moon Bay Area)

Camp Phoenix
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Job Summary

$2,500-3,200 per month
Job Type
Management, Summer
Job Last Posted
Job posted 12 days ago
Job Role
Kitchen Manager, Chef
Employer's Industry

Job Description

Position: Head Chef and Kitchen Coordinator

Reports to: Camp Director

Employment dates: Head Chef onboarding and planning (flexible dates/times) 8 hours total beginning in June. Staff Training (July 18-21, 2019); Camp Dates (July 22-August 10, 2019); plus one Leadership Training weekend (early July TBD)


CAMP PHOENIX OVERVIEWCamp Phoenix is summer school, reimagined. We empower low-income youth to overcome the summer opportunity gap by blending the essence of sleep-away camp, with the rigors of discovery-based learning. Through joyful academics, enrichment, and community building, our unique, overnight summer immersion program propels middle-school students to reach their fullest potentials as leaders, achievers, and community change agents. Founded in 2012, Camp Phoenix brings low-income youth to its campsite in San Gregorio each summer, where mornings are spent in common core-aligned, exploratory math and literacy groups. Throughout the day campers engage in outdoor and social-emotional learning: sleeping under the stars, cooking breakfast as a team, picking berries from local farms, and peering into tide pools at the nearby beaches. Through the powerful combination of academics and overnight camp, we uniquely position our campers to make growth in academics, while also growing their identities as individuals and young leaders. 

POSITION OVERVIEWThe Head Chef/Kitchen Coordinator will be a part of the kitchen supervision team and manage the Kitchen Assistants to ensure the kitchen delivers breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner to campers and staff. The Head Chef is responsible for creating healthy, nutritious menus, working with vendors, purchasing and tracking towards camp food budget. Additionally, the Head Chef will oversee the camper cooking program, ensuring the safety and food education of youth. 

>> Qualifications· Must be a hard worker – the team is a hardworking group and has a ton of fun together.· Must be a strong, positive team player and enjoy working in kid-centered environment.· Interest in fostering social change through the empowerment of youth growing up in low-income communities. · Love for personal growth and learning (you thrive in an environment where you are taught new skills, receive ongoing feedback, and stretch your own leadership)· Must have at least 2 years of experience in leading a Kitchen Team, including finances, safety, and management.· Camp kitchen experience preferred.· Must have strong organization, planning, and budget tracking skills.· College degree required 

>> Responsibilities

  • Plan menus for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner meals. 
  • Supervise and support four Kitchen Assistants in preparation and cleanup. 
  • Plan and provide engaging nutritional workshops/education for campers on an as-needed basis.
  • Oversee kitchen inventory, organization, safety, and cleanliness.
  • Develop shopping lists and manage orders with an eye towards the kitchen team’s budget.
  • Track purchases and vendor invoices
  • Manage vendor relationships and develop partnerships with local and/or non-local farms and groceries to solicit in-king donations. 
  • Manage camper cooking program, ensuring the safety and education of participating campers

>> CompensationThe position is based on a stipend for the duration of camp and includes staff training. Stipend starts at $2,500 and goes up to $3,200 for the 3-weeks. Benefits include a day off per week, and opportunity to spend three transformational weeks making significant impact on children growing up in low-income communities. Our program is located about 9 miles south of Half Moon Bay, just off the coast of the Pacific Ocean and Highway 1. 

Position is open until filled.

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Business Overview

Our Story


Camp Phoenix is closing the opportunity gap by accelerating learning during critical periods in low-income communities. We offer high-need students a three-week summer immersion experience that empowers them to excel in the rigors of middle school and develop 21st century skills through joyful academic learning, enrichment, and community building.

Camp Phoenix partners with schools to focus its impact for the short and long term. Our school partners serve low-income youth demonstrated by percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. All children who meet this criteria are eligible to join the Camp Phoenix family, regardless of academic skill.



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