Camp K Kitchen Manager

Within the Camp Fire Youth Development framework: to train staff in their responsibilities,  to plan and prepare healthy, appropriate menus,  to evaluate the camp food and dining hall program, and to manage a safe and healthy kitchen.


Supervision Received:    Camp Director

Supervision Given:                Kitchen Staff, as assigned

Status:                                  Seasonal Exempt

Desired Qualifications

  • Current Certified Food Protection Manager

  • Experience as cook, preferably at a camp

  • Training and experience in cooking for large groups

  • Ability to prepare foods for special groups (i.e., people with eating disorders, diabetes, etc.) as needed

  • Knowledge of standards of food preparation, serving, and kitchen procedures


Essential Functions:

Positive Relationships:

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating, and provide necessary supervision to counselors and campers.

  • Provide training and guidance to assigned staff

  • Accept professionally the guidance and supervision of the council

  • Work comfortably and well with all children

  • Work productively as a member of a team


Delivering Program

  • lift/unload/move food and supplies; lift dishes to their storage location

  • use kitchen equipment safely, including the operation of propane equipment

  • maintain appropriate inventory of food and supplies

  • supervise dishwashing procedure; determine cleanliness of dishes, food contact surfaces, and kitchen area

  • assess condition of food.

  • Development of menus in coordination with the Camp Director

  • Abilities to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

  • Ability to drive camp vehicle in appropriate manner.


General Responsibilities

  • Train kitchen staff

  • Participate in overall camp staff training.

  • Estimate needs, order, receive, and store foodstuffs and supplies.

  • Cook, trim, portion, carve, bake, etc.  Portion meats, vegetables, salads, breads, desserts etc.

  • Supervise kitchen staff, cooking, cleanliness, and scheduling of personnel.

  • Coordinate and participate with the kitchen personnel engaged in food preparation.

  • Record quantities, types, and preparation methods of food served.

  • Arrange with other kitchen personnel for snacks, special events, and cleanliness.

  • Evaluate current season and make suggestions for following season.

  • These are not the only duties to be performed.  Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

  • Maintain ACA and Camp Fire USA Alaska Council standards

Being a Member of the Council

  • Embrace and promote the mission, purpose, values, and vision of the Council

  • Promote adherence to all policies of the Council

  • Understand and implement the strategic plan of the Council

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude towards children and the Council

  • Be accountable by being on time, producing promised work and following through

Each staff member is expected to understand, support and implement the following Camp Fire USA principles in their daily activities:


Young people want to shape the world.  Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.


Every child will have an opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun and safe learning environment.


We build caring, confident youth and future leaders.


Camp Fire  Alaska makes these commitments to Alaska’s youth and families, the communities we serve, our staff and each other. We will:

  • Build caring relationships.

  • Provide Alaska’s youth with positive experiences which promote healthy life choices.

  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all of its endeavors.

  • Provide outdoor programs which foster competence, stewardship and joy with the natural world.

  • Strive towards excellence through innovation.

  • Operate quality programs which reflect best practices.

  • Act as a trustworthy organization that ensures experiences which are safe, secure and dependable.


Camp Fire recognizes that it is the children who are the primary consideration in any Camp Fire activity.

  • As Camp Fire explores options for growth and new programming, Camp Fire recognizes children thrive best when the child to adult ratio is low and will promote small group efforts wherever possible.

  • Camp Fire will strive for high quality in every youth development program it offers and provide the highest level of support possible to the agency’s staff.

  • Camp Fire as an agency advocates for quality youth programming.

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