Camp Tamarack
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • 19696 Sunshine Way, Bend, OR 97702
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Assistant Cook - Camp Tamarack - Housing Included!!

Assistant Cook

JOB TITLE: Assistant Cook

Primary Location - Camp Tamarack (May-October)
Salary Range - $485.00 / Weekly
Housing - Room and board provided 

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director 

POSITION PURPOSE: Lead Cook oversees food service and helps prepare meals for approximately 130-160 people. Helps lead 3 other people to prepare food, clean up and wash dishes. Helps to maintain the cleanliness of the main lodge. 


1. Trust: Develop trust among co-workers through honesty and fairness.
2. Communication: Communicate in an inclusive and collaborative manner. 
3. Vision: Lead with vision and follow-through.
4. Personal Qualities: Be respectful, caring and courageous.
5. Leadership Style: Be visible, humble and a team player.
6. Role Model: Be a positive role model for colleagues and participants. 


1. Plan and cook nutritious menus that are friendly to staff and all ages of participants. 
2. Prepare and cook meals that support requested dietary needs and or food allergies such as vegetarianism, 
gluten or lactose-free diets, or severe nut allergies. 
3. Wash all dishes used in the preparation of meals. 
4. Maintain the coffee station
5. Maintain overall cleanliness of Main Lodge & Kitchen area
6. Maintain food Handler's Certificate food handling standards in kitchen, refrigerators, and pantries. 


1. Clean kitchen, refrigerators, and pantries at the end of each program week. 
2. Responsible for washing kitchen laundry. 

1. Ability to physically perform assigned duties.
2. Valid Oregon Food Handler Card.

3. Ability to secure transportation to and from the Outdoor School site and equip self with appropriate personal gear to work in the Outdoor School environment.

This position is a seasonal scheduled for 40 hours/week. 
Potential on-site living. 
Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days between 
back to back groups. 
Extended hours and occasional weekends required. 
Work environment includes all season outdoor weather conditions. 
Physical Demands: 5% Sitting, 75% Standing, 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -- 80 lbs 


1. High School diploma or equivalent combination of experience and education. 
2. Working knowledge of meals that are nutritious and well balanced, which incorporate fresh foods and 
handmade dishes. 
3. Working knowledge of budgeting and food purchasing. 
4. Working knowledge of menu planning and preparation of special diet menus. 

Primary Location - Camp Tamarack
Salary Range - $485.00 / Weekly
Housing - Room and board provided during programming