YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Camp Cook

Company : Name Linked YMCA Camp MacLean
Job Locations US-WI-Burlington
Location : Address
31401 Durand Avenue
Day Camp/Camp
Variable schedule-5 days per week depending on camp schedules

Do you enjoy cooking and have experience working in the food industry?

Bring your passion to Camp MacLean!  


Camp MacLean offers campers and guests year-round amazing experiences! Responsible for providing meals, our Food Service Kitchen Staff's primary function is to ensure each member, guest and visitor receives the highest caliber of service!


Under the direct supervision of the camp food service manager, prepares and cooks meals according to standards set forth by the camp, YMCA, County and State. When working shifts apart from the food service manager or as assigned, be responsible for all meal related kitchen duties including overseeing food aides and dishwashers.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of food preparation including cooking and serving food according to set standards
  • Utilize a variety of cooking techniques: baking, sautéing, grilling, steaming, frying etc.
  • Use a variety of kitchen equipment (i.e. slicer, ovens, griddles, mixers, knives, etc.)
  • Quality control
  • Maintain a clean kitchen at all times
  • Be able to understand the details of menu planning and substitute items as needed 
  • Assist with other kitchen duties as needed (i.e. dish washing if the group is small in size)
  • Stock and rotate inventory
  • Follow and maintain health department standards for food service
  • Maintain temperature logs on all refrigerators/freezers
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent work/education experience
  • Must have minimum 1 year of work experience in food service industry – previous experience as a cook preferred but not required  
  • Must have ability to follow oral & written instructions
  • Willingness to be trained in operating kitchen equipment
  • Willingness to be trained and follow food service sanitation practices
  • Be able to have and maintain positive relationships with all customers from point of contact
  • Must be able to stand on feet for extended period of time; walk stairs; lift up to 50lbs.

Child Abuse Prevention

Support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required


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