Now Hiring: Head Cook
The Northwest Youth Music Association is searching for a certified Head Cook to lead all aspects of the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps meals program, which includes providing a high-quality experience centered on the health, wellness and betterment for members, staff, and volunteers.
This position’s primary responsibility will be for creating and executing high-quality meals for the performers, educators, and support personnel on the road. You will work closely with the Operations Director to ensure the kitchen is running efficiently and effectively. Candidates should have great organizational skills in the kitchen, ability to manage a shifting kitchen crew, and the ability to cook for 200 plus people.
The Head Cook will report to the Operations Director. This position works collaboratively with the corps director, tour director, and operational director.
This position has a tentative start date of December, 10 2022
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage food service volunteers and Staff
Obtain next day's schedule from the Corps Director
Plan and communicate schedules to food service volunteers and Staff
Manage students who assist with set-up/tear-down of kitchen
Communicate maintenance issues with Operations Director
Create and execute a weekly menu including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack
Print and post day's menus on white board
Coordinate advance food prep with food service volunteers and Staff
Meal prep (2 - 6 hours prior to mealtime, depending on menu)
Set food line 10 minutes prior to mealtime
Keep drink stations filled and plates/flatware stocked
Control member portions when requested
Take daily inventory of food, ingredients, cleaning supplies, and other items, e.g. plates, bowls, flatware, napkins, etc.
Maintain list of items for purchase
Work with Operations Director for food purchases
Assist with food load-in
Schedule personnel for food purchases, load-in, and similar activities
Train volunteers on safety and proper food preparation
Ensure the kitchen is up to code on safety and cleanliness
Work with administration to ensure quality of meals for everyone on tour
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in field
1 or more years’ experience in food industry, drum corps experience is a plus
1 or more years’ experience in management
Catering experience is a plus
Inventory management and other basic math skills
Ability to deal with unplanned issues, worker conflict, and daily schedule changes
Motivated with a strong work ethic
Effective interpersonal communication skills
Open to feedback, with strong desire to develop professional skills
Must be highly organized, detail oriented, punctual, and flexible
Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines
Attention to detail and accountability
The applicant must pass background check
ServSafe certification preferred
Residing in the Seattle/Portland area, is highly preferred.
Ability to attend winter rehearsals consistently with the corps mid-Nov to mid-June
Ability to tour consistently with the corps mid-June to mid-August
Dealing with unplanned issues and daily schedule changes
Travel for up to 10 hours on a vehicle, which may include tour bus, RV, van, etc.
Sleep in a vehicle during travel
Stand for long periods of time
Work outdoors for up to four-hour time blocks during the summer in a variety of climates
Ability to lift 40 lbs.
Maintain a personal cell phone (no compensation available for personal devices).
Seattle Cascades is committed to enhancing our diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
Interested applicants should submit contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a cover letter and resume (PDF preferred).