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Kitchen Assistant

KEY FUNCTION: Kitchen Assistants prepare and serve meals for volunteers and campers.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum age of 20 years old preferred
Experience in food preparation for large groups preferred
Ability to accept guidance and supervision
Self-motivated, good character, adaptability, enthusiasm, and sense of humor, patience and self-control
Open and honest in relationships; willing to learn from experience
Ability to provide guidance, verbal instruction, and supervision to others in a caring, supportive manner
Willingness to participate in camp activities
Flexible and able to respond positively to changes in duties or schedule
Food handler permit or ServSafe certification preferred

Assist with preparing camp menu as planned or revised
Work with other Kitchen Assistants as a team
Encourage an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, & enthusiasm
Follow, implement, and enforce all camp policies, rules, and regulations

Attend pre-camp training
Follow directions of the Kitchen Supervisor
Attend daily staff meetings whenever possible or when requested to do so
Assist with unloading & storage of food supplies
Utilize safe storage measures for foods
Assist with preparation of meals and snacks, including any special diets for attendees with medical needs
Assist with serving meals
Assist with kitchen and dining hall clean-up after meals
Follow safety guidelines for appliance use, dishwashing, and refrigeration
Assist Kitchen Supervisor with camp inventory
Other duties as needed or desired

Protect confidentiality of campers and staff
Able to communicate instructions to campers and staff
Able to observe & assess camper and staff member behavior, & enforce appropriate regulations
Possess strength & endurance required to prepare and serve meals
Able to identify and respond to hazards; able to assist in emergency situations.

POSITION TYPE: Volunteer, duties occur onsite during the camp sessions

RESPONSIBLE TO: Kitchen Supervisor, Head Cook