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Summer Camp Kitchen Staff

Luzerne Music Center
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
From $15 an hour - Temporary, Part-time, Full-time

Location

Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

Full job description

The Luzerne Music Center (LMC) is a summer music camp in Lake Luzerne, NY, running from mid-June to mid-August each summer. As a member of the summer camp kitchen staff, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of the camp's dining facilities. Your responsibilities will include assisting in meal preparation, maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards in the kitchen and dining area, and providing support during meal times. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, contribute to the well-being of campers, and gain valuable experience in food service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Meal Preparation: Help with food preparation under the guidance of the Head Chef and Assistant Head Chef.
  • Maintain Cleanliness: Ensure that kitchen surfaces, equipment, and utensils are clean and sanitized according to health and safety regulations.
  • Follow Food Safety Guidelines: Adhere to proper food handling procedures to prevent contamination and ensure the safety of campers and staff.
  • Support Meal Service: Assist in serving meals during designated meal times.
  • Assist with Dishwashing: Wash dishes, pots, and pans using commercial dishwashing equipment or by hand, ensuring that all items are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
  • Handle Special Dietary Needs: Accommodate campers' dietary restrictions and allergies by assisting in preparing alternative meal options as necessary.
  • Maintain a Positive Environment: Foster a supportive and inclusive atmosphere in the kitchen, promoting teamwork and cooperation among kitchen staff.
  • Assist with Cleaning Duties: Help with general cleaning tasks such as sweeping, mopping, and taking out the trash to keep the kitchen and dining areas tidy.
  • Adhere to Camp Policies: Follow all camp rules and regulations, including safety protocols and behavioral guidelines, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a kitchen environment preferred, but not required.
  • Basic knowledge of food preparation techniques and kitchen equipment.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and collaborate effectively with team members.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on various tasks as needed.
  • A positive attitude and enthusiasm for working with children and youth in a camp setting.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods and lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds).
  • Stamina to work in a hot and humid kitchen environment.
  • Agility to maneuver in confined spaces and perform repetitive tasks.

Schedule:

  • This is a seasonal position typically lasting for the duration of the summer camp program.
  • Hours may vary, including weekends.

Application Instructions:

  • To apply, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining our summer camp kitchen staff.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

Work Location: In person