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Colorado Outward Bound School Culinary Coordinator in Leadville, Colorado

Company Overview

The Colorado Outward Bound School is a non-profit adventure-based education organization that emphasizes personal growth through challenge and experience. For over 50 years our wilderness courses have focused on inspiring responsibility, teamwork, confidence, compassion, and environmental and community stewardship.

Job Summary

The Culinary Coordinator position at the Leadville Mountain Center offers the opportunity to be a part of a thriving workplace community in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.

The Culinary Intern is responsible for daily food-related preparation and ordering,managing staff to prepare delicious meals, kitchen cleanliness and sanitation systems for the staff kitchen in the North Dining Hall and helping cultivate a positive,supportive, collaborative workplace. The job may include components of high altitude gardening, researching and utilizing sustainable food practices, and managing an aquaponics system.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implement a 2-week rotating dinner menu of nutritious, creative, balanced dinners that can support up to 40 people for the summer season

  • Assist with lunch preparation and service in cooperation with the Kitchen Manager

  • Accommodate special diets and food preferences with reasonable alternatives

  • Stock breakfast items that staff can manage on their own

  • Oversee the daily management of the staff kitchen and the volunteer kitchen crews for the day

  • Assist with planning meals for special events and oversee volunteers in meal preparation

  • Oversee daily inventory and restocking of staff kitchen food and supplies. Prepare food order on a daily or biweekly basis

  • Assist with receiving of food deliveries

  • Purchase food locally as needed in coordination with the Kitchen Manager

  • Work in conjunction with the APD of Logistics to ensure food inventories stay within budgetary guidelines

  • Submit all receipts to the APD of Logistics and assist in follow-up to ensure prompt payment of food vendors

  • Oversee North Dining Hall kitchen and storage area cleanliness and sanitation

  • Supervise deep cleaning of the kitchen as scheduled by the APD of Logistics

  • Perform job with good standard of personal hygiene (clean clothes, hair tied back, etc)

  • Work in conjunction with other staff to build and maintain a healthy positive working environment for staff and students

  • Act as resource for base camp and field needs.

  • Other duties as required.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Knowledge of various cooking techniques and dietary accommodations

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Strong personal motivation, initiative, efficiency and follow-through

  • Flexible, able to work independently and follow directions

  • Strong time management skills required

  • Minimum of 1-year cooking experience required

  • 1-2 years? experience cooking for large groups, barbequing, food handling, kitchen and food sanitation, nutrition, and special diets strongly preferred

  • ServSafe certified or equivalent experience preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds

  • Ability to stand for significant periods of time

  • Tolerance of long days and working with unskilled volunteers

Benefits and Perks

  • $82/day

  • 4 -month contract - May 1st through August 28th

  • Rustic and comfortable housing is provided with close access to bathrooms, wireless internet, and work space

  • All meals provided

  • There is the possibility to augment intern income with supplemental driving for the program on an as-needed basis. Employee must have a clean driving record and pass COBS driver training.

Application Instructions

  • Click "Apply for this Position" below

  • Upload your cover letter and resume to the following web page

  • Please include three references within your resume

  • Supplemental documents can be uploaded as appropriate

  • Qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an interview

  • Applications are accepted on an a rolling basis

Colorado Outward Bound School celebrates diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment for all employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of a person?s race, LGBTQ+ identity, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is based on qualifications and business needs.