Art of Living Retreat Center


Competitive pay, subsidized housing, and meals included.

Join a talented team in a tranquil environment!

  • year round
Boone, North Carolina
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Title: Cook
Department: Kitchen
Job type: Full-Time Position; On-Site

Find your Zen as a Cook at The Art of Living Retreat Center!

Position Summary

The Art of Living Retreat Center is an award-winning mountaintop wellness center in scenic Boone, NC.  Surrounded by nature, we offer immersive experiences through the powerful practices of meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and Ayurveda. 

Under the guidance of the Head Chef and Sous Chef, the Cook works to ensure a delicious and pleasant dining experience for our guests. This position follows recipes and is responsible for prepping and assembling dishes while maintaining a sanitary kitchen.

What you’ll do here:

  • Assemble, prep, and cook ingredients according to recipes.
  • Adhere to all policies set forth by the Chef
  • Maintain a positive attitude and be a team player
  • Assist with running food and ensuring that the buffet is properly stocked
  • Ensure the kitchen is always clean and sanitized
  • Taste all food that is being cooked and prepared to ensure it is properly seasoned
  • Work with a high sense of urgency
  • Assist in putting away all deliveries
  • Always be careful to use all equipment properly and with caution
  • Assist with keeping all coolers and storerooms organized, clean, and clear of all debris
  • Communicate any personnel issues to the Sous or Head Chef promptly
  • Maintain a sanitary kitchen.
  • Slice, cut, chop, minces, stir, grill, sautee, roast, fry, broil, and plate meals.
  • Adhere to proper food handling, sanitation, and safety procedures of food storage areas, equipment, and work areas.
  • Maintain temperature and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) logs as required
  • Maintain appropriate dating, labeling, and rotation of all food items.
  • Ensure smooth operation of cafeteria services during the absence of a supervisor.
  • Complete cleaning according to daily and weekly schedules; including dishwashing/pot washing as needed.

Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • 2 Years of experience in a professional kitchen is preferred


  • Subsidized health/dental insurance after 90 days (Full-time only)
  • Paid vacation and sick time after 90 Days (Full-time only)
  • Generous 401k enrollment after 1 year (Full-time only)

Employee Perks

  • Free wifi
  • Subsidized meal cards (Meals free for kitchen & dining employees)
  • Complimentary meditation and yoga classes
  • Complimentary participation in our Signature Happiness & Silence Retreats
  • Opportunities for advancement within the organization 
  • Opportunity to engage in a wholesome lifestyle of self-sufficiency, meaningful work, inner development, and accomplishment
  • Opportunity to live and work in a beautiful and serene environment

About The Art of Living Retreat Center
Opened in 2012, the Art of Living Retreat Center is an outgrowth of the Art of Living Foundation’s 40+ year global commitment to health, happiness, and Ayurveda. 

Our community is built around a spiritual and wellness focus. While this may not necessarily be in your background, you should be able to deeply understand and appreciate this approach to life. For those who are inclined towards this lifestyle, there are plenty of opportunities for personal growth.

How to Apply

To apply send your resume and cover letter to Catherine at