With over 50 years of innovation in experiential and outdoor education in the Pacific Northwest, Northwest Outward Bound School (NWOBS) continues to change lives through challenge and discovery. Our transformative and educational wilderness courses are set in some of the most dramatic and stunning parts of the United States. NWOBS was founded in 1965 and facilitates wilderness-based programs in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, and also serves urban youth and schools in the Portland metropolitan area. As an Outward Bound School, we are committed to the core values of compassion, integrity, excellence, equity, inclusion and diversity, and strive to achieve the following outcomes: building character, developing leadership skills, and creating an ethic of social and environmental responsibility.
Basecamp Cooks are creative, motivated and enthusiastic about planning and preparing meals for staff working at our Redmond, OR and Mazama, WA basecamps. Basecamp Cooks work under the direct supervision of Logistics Managers and are responsible for planning and preparing nutritious lunches and dinners, ordering food within budget, maintaining a clean kitchen and accommodating special diets and food preferences.
Basecamp Cooks are creative, motivated and are enthusiastic about planning and preparing nutritious lunches and dinners for staff based out of Redmond, Oregon or Mazama, Washington. The Basecamp Cook work under the direct supervision of Logistics Managers and are responsible for planning, preparing nutritious meals, ordering food within budget, and accommodate special diets and food preferences.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintaining current food handlers permit, maintaining an organized and cleanly kitchen, maintain inventory by ordering and restock food as needed, attend to budgetary guidelines, accommodate special diets, and plan and create nutritious meals for 10 – 50 staff through out contract, and on occasion plan meals for events with 60+ attendees.
This is a seasonal position and we are seeking a committed staff for the Oregon Program beginning March 12th and ending October 1st. The Washington Program is seeking a committed staff beginning April 29th and ending September 25th. Dates can be flexible for the right candidate. The Basecamp Cook is paid for 8 hours work/day, with typical hours from 8:30 am (Morning Meeting) to 6:30 pm, with a break in the middle of the day taken at the discretion of the Basecamp Cook.
Safety: Able to role model and promote a culture of safety during work and while staying on basecamp. Interact with staff in an emotionally appropriate and professional manner. Maintain Food Handlers Permit and abide by any state and/or federal regulations, as well as NWOBS Policies and Procedures.
Collaboration: Collaborate with many departments including logistics and program staff to ensure food ordering and cleanliness is communicated across all departments. Able to oversee and collaborate with any kitchen volunteers.
System Creation: Create and/or maintain system for inventory, ordering, receipt tracking, and budget management.
Interpersonal Knowledge and Skill: Able to work with staff that have different styles and experiences. Able to take initiative and carry out tasks individually and work cooperatively as a team. Provide clear, effective, and timely communication to Students, Instructors, Course Directors, Logistics Coordinators, and Administration.
Food Preparation Skill: Able to skillfully manage planning and preparing nutritious meals for 10-50 staff, while meeting food preferences/diets with reasonable alternatives.
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