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Food Service Manager

Job Details

Olympic National Park - Port Angeles, WA
Full Time
$55,000.00 - $60,000.00 Salary/year


Who We Are:

NatureBridge provides best-in-class environmental science education experiences for more than 30,000 students and their teachers every year in the world’s best classrooms: our National Parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of the planet. Through our programs, students explore the outdoors, connect with their peers, discover themselves and develop a lasting relationship with science and the environment around them.


What You Will Do:

The Food Services Manager runs the food service operations at our Olympic National Park campus on Lake Crescent. We provide environmental education to students from February through November each school year, and host numerous weddings during the Summer. You will supervise all cooks, and hosts, and cultivate a collaborative, customer service oriented environment in our busy kitchen. You will also cover shifts as needed, cooking for groups ranging from 20-180 guests.


This position takes place at our campus at Olympic National park and cannot be performed remotely.

Your primary job will be to:

  • Supervise up to 3-4 cooks. Lead recruiting and performance management of cooks.
  • Ensure food quality is high and that food is prepared using established procedures; ensures food is prepared using safe serve certification protocols. 
  • Ensure food is prepared and served in compliance with all applicable health codes. 
  • Monitor and be responsive to customer feedback with regards to food/hospitality.
  • Order and inventory food, kitchen supplies/equipment.
  • Create a kitchen work schedule (working shifts as needed)
  • Interact with guests, students, staff and NPS staff in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Collaborate with the lead host/ housekeeper and all other NatureBridge supervisors to ensure a quality experience for students.
  • Participate in other campus duties as needed  (e.g. moving canoes and learning support boat operations).



  • $55,000 annual starting salary
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Option for a 403b retirement plan with employer match after six months
  • Generous paid vacation, training days and sick leave
  • Other benefits include Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and more


Who You Are:

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Expert understanding of all aspects of food preparation for large groups. 
  • Specialized knowledge of food safety and sanitation; food safety certification required.
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, time management, and organization skills.
  • Experience with varied dietary restrictions and allergies.  
  • Proficiency with various computer programs and databases.  Working knowledge of Google Docs, HR systems and/or Salesforce a plus. 
  • Supervisory experience in a hospitality setting is required. Ability to coach a team to ensure mutually supportive and respectful interactions with each other, students, other campus staff and other visitors to our campus is helpful.
  • Degree in Culinary Arts or minimum two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in the workplace. We especially encourage you to apply if you are a member of (or have extensive experience working with people from) any communities that are impacted by the historic and current system of oppression that has limited access to environmental education, or the outdoors in general.


If you are interested in the role and do not meet every requirement listed, please still apply! We are interested in applicants with unique lived experience and skill sets.


*All NatureBridge Employees are required to pass a background check to be eligible for employment.


Why should you join the NatureBridge team?

  • We are a mission-driven organization that values your contributions and supports you in making a positive impact on young people and the environment
  • You will get to work in a beautiful natural setting with other dedicated staff who are passionate about the environment
  • You will become part of a hard-working team that likes to make their work fun.


NatureBridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate based on any protected category, including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression (including transgender expression or pregnancy), political affiliation, age, immigration status or disability. We encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require any accommodation. 


How To Apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter to our Online Career Portal.