Guest Experiences Culinary Internship
Job Details
Carolina Creek - Huntsville, TX
4 Year Degree
Guest Experiences
Guest Experiences- Culinary Intern

Are you welcoming and service-minded? Do you enjoy being preparing food? Carolina Creek offers a year-long program for post-grad students who are looking for a place to get hands-on experience with camp programming, guest experience, communications, creative and marketing. The Culinary Intern will work closely with our Food Service team to provide a quality meal and hospitable and welcoming environment to guests, to help them experience the love of Christ free from distractions. 


Program Objectives

The Internship Program at Carolina Creek is designed to walk with young adult participants as they grow and mature spiritually, professionally and in community with one another. Interns will have the opportunity to develop in, as well as receive training with regards to Identity In Christ, Spiritual Formation, Discipleship, Communal Living, Leadership (Biblical, Professional, and Social) and Ministry Career Skills.


This is not a gap-year program but is intended to provide work experience for post-graduates who desire to explore ministry careers related to Christian camping, Chrisitian hospitality, childrens or youth ministry, culinary fields, marketing or creative media ministries. Supervisors construct an individualized curriculum for each participant that will help them accomplish their own professional goals.


Primary Responsibilities

Participants in the Intern Program serve on our ministry team, as needed, whenever guests are present. This includes most, but not all weekends throughout the year, as well as some midweek groups. Direct ministry assignments will vary depending upon the giftings and abilities of each individual, but all participants should expect to be deployed as needed to accomplish our mission. Assignments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate Carolina Creek adventure/recreation, aquatics, and target sports in a safe manner for all guests.

  • Lead a small group of campers in Bible Studies, activities, and other program elements for midweek and weekend programs.

  • Assist the Kitchen Staff in serving and cleaning of meals for all guest groups.

  • Assist the Guest Experience team in preparing facilities for guests, including cleaning dining halls, common areas, and cabins as well as room setup.

  • Assist the Grounds Team in maintaining & improving grounds.

  • Participate in meetings and complete assignments received by the Intern Coordinator & supervisor.

Each intern will be assigned to a specific team at Carolina Creek. They will be able to apply the leadership principles they are learning from the Intern program in their daily work at Carolina Creek. This department will be secondary to the primary responsibility of leading the program and guest groups experience.


Begin Date End Date

08/14/2022 08/20/2023


Living Allowance

$1,110 per month


Did you ever think God could use your love for food, and desire to serve others at camp? At Carolina Creek God you will use your God-given skills and passion to serve Him. God will create opportunities for you that you could never have imagined, but it is up to you to embrace His plan for your life. It matters where we all come from, sure- but when you bring your skills to Carolina Creek, there is no telling where God can take you. 


Within the Food Service Team, we believe everything we do is ministry. As a Culinary Intern you will spend your days in the kitchen preparing meals for a variety of guests, showing them Christ's love through the gift of a meal. You will have a hand in meal prepping, as well as cooking, and maintaining a proper work space to make sure we are putting our best foot forward for groups. We’re looking for someone who is proactive in identifying new ways to serve and raise the bar of excellence in Christian hospitality. 


The basics:

  • Have a love for food and see cooking as a way to serve and bless others

  • Focus on the big picture, while never losing sight of the little details along the way

  • Have a flexible demeanor and willingness to embrace change

  • Provide a hospitable environment to all guests 


The works:

  • Rock-solid work ethic and a positive attitude

  • Ready to step into the food service process, from meal prep, to cooking, to cleaning, and more

  • Think about how to improve our guest experience daily


The cherry on top:

  • Previous experience in a kitchen, specifically at camp

  • Have a passion for culinary ministry for the long term



The Intern Program Participant at Carolina Creek must be a follower of Jesus Christ, still maturing and looking to grow in developing his/her faith. He/she must be fully in accord with Carolina Creeks mission statement, statement of beliefs, and community guidelines. He/she must be committed to be an active member of the intern community, participating in all assignments directed by the Intern Director.


All Participants are required to commit to the entire twelve-month program. Summer assignments will be determined in collaboration with each Intern as their professional skills and objectives are discovered throughout the year.


Expectations for particular departmental assignments are listed in the job description for each.