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Summer Camp - Kitchen Staff

Job Details

Minnesota and Wisconsin - St Paul, MN
Restaurant - Food Service


Kitchen and Support Positions

Kitchen and support positions do the important behind-the-scenes work to keep camp running smoothly. These positions are generally based around an hourly schedule up to 40 hours/week; however a weekly rate based on working 6 days per week may be considered for candidates who wish to live on-site for the summer.


Head Cook: Direct the overall food service operation of the camp for up to 300 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 and coverage for kitchen staff, and keeping a safe and sanitary kitchen environment. You supervise and direct any staff working in the kitchen.

Qualifications: Serve Safe certification and documented food service experience necessary.


Cook: Under the direction of the food service director, you prepare and serve high-quality meals for up to 300 participants at any one time. You must be able to work well as a member of a team to prepare nutritional and camper-friendly meals, assist with clean-up and inventory, and ensure all health and safety standards are met.

Qualifications: Documented experience in food preparation and/or cooking required.


Kitchen Assistant: Kitchen assistants assist the cooks in preparing and serving nutritious meals and in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen and dish-washing area.

Qualifications: Documented experience in food preparation and/or cooking required. Can be 16 years of age if living off-site, 18 if living on-site.

Additional Information

General Qualifications

  • All staff members must be at least 18 years of age or have graduated from high school by the start of the camp season, and live on-site.
  • Staff will have one day off each week with additional time off as the schedule permits.


Additional, position-specific qualifications can be found here:


Required with Application:

In addition to completing the application, you are required to provide three references (cannot be related to you) who can judge your qualifications for this position. If you have previous experience as a camp staff member at least one reference should be from a camp director or administrator. Use the link below to automatically send the form to the references you've selected.




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