Stephen Smith  |  12/22/2017 4:39:27 PM

Chef/Kitchen Director

DESCRIPTION: The Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center seeks a Chef/Kitchen Director for our summer camp located in Pollock, LA. Grant Walker serves as a 4-H summer camp to children 9-12 years of age, and currently in the 4th-6th grade.


  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Current ServSafe certification preferred
  • Must complete the employee background screening process and be approved by LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management
  • Experience in institutional or large food service setting
  • Knowledge and experience in food service: ordering, inventory, budgeting, food preparation, line serving, cleaning, and institutional/commercial kitchen equipment
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws concerning food service operations
  • Willingness to follow directions from Camp Director and kitchen advisors
  • Strong ability to work as a team member
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to ask for assistance when needed or desired
  • Ability to interact with all age levels
  • Capability to relate to youth and young adults in a positive manner


  • Assist in training of all kitchen staff before camp
  • Develop kitchen assignments for kitchen staff based on their area(s) of expertise
  • Maintain a sanitary and safe environment for food handling, storage, and serving
  • Conduct weekly inspections of all kitchen equipment and facilities to ensure proper utilization, care, and maintenance
  • Report equipment/facility issues promptly to Camp Director
  • Plan appropriate quantities of nutritious and healthy meals
  • Work within budget provided to create food orders and any menu adjustments that are needed
  • Confirm, accept, unload, and inventory deliveries of food, supplies, and equipment
  • Communicate correct procedures and practices to kitchen staff
  • Must follow Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center’s rules, policies, and traditions
  • Adhere to mealtime schedules, clean-up, and prep times
  • Be a positive role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate and prepare meals for approximately 550 campers and staff
  • Clean, organize, reset kitchen, service and dining area following each meal
  • Supervise up to 12 kitchen staff
  • Ensure high-quality meal experiences
  • Other duties as assigned by Camp Director

Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work with large groups (of varying ages, skills, and experience levels) to provide necessary instruction and information
  • Effective visual and auditory skills. Be able to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
  • Enforce safety policies and procedures
  • Be prepared to use all kitchen equipment on site correctly and in a safe manner
  • Duties will include/require:
    • Prolonged standing, bending, stooping and walking
    • Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment
    • Lifting up to 50 pounds
    • Extended exposure to heat
    • Irregular work hours, on occasion

Reports to:

  • Camp Director
  • Sous Chef/Kitchen Assistant
  • Line Cooks/Kitchen Staff


HOURS/SALARY/HOUSING: Two shifts are available (morning and evening). Salary will commensurate with experience. Housing will also be provided onsite throughout the season.

DATES AVAILABLE: May 21-August 1, 2018. Work hours are Monday through Friday each week for the ten-week period. Chef/Kitchen Director is required to be at camp before the camp season begins to order food, set-up kitchen, and complete the hiring of kitchen staff.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU

Must submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to be considered complete.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 16, 2018, or until suitable candidate is identified

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