Seasonal Full-Time Chef
Bradford Camps

Maine's Big Woods needs an experienced Chef, semi-off-grid lifestyle

Uninhabited Munsungan Lake, 12 miles of undeveloped pristine shoreline, 4 million acre forest


Seasonal Full-Time Chef

Bradford Camps
Ashland, actually 35 miles WEST of town, on Munsungan Lake (google earth bradford camps to see), Maine
unknown / day + tips
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in about 2 months (May 15, 2020)


Commercial grade kitchen with the best view in town.  We provide housing, all meals included, laundry, etc.  Great pay and remote setting mean you will have a chance to save up during the season!  We have a sat phone you can use, and wifi (for our staff only).  Health insurance support is included after one year.

Ok, interested?  Here's the scoop:


We have 5 staff and up to 4 guides, and 10 - 24 guests at a time. Your job as chef will be to provide B, L, D each day, with some help from support staff.  Fare is comfort food with homemade breads and desserts, quality meats, garden veggies.  You will need to master our menu of about 9 dinner meal rotations, soup, and sandwich lunches, and normal American breakfast fare.  Homemade desserts and bread baking skills necessary.  Emphasis is on taste, presentation, efficiency, cleanliness.  Creativity is always encouraged, but taking chances is not.  Doing dishes with our staff is part of the job description.  Serve-Safe certification required.  This is an open kitchen, and guests will be interested in you.  A warm personality is necessary.


We work long days with mid-day breaks and about 6-8 days off per month.  There is an end-July break for everyone.  The season is May 15 - Oct 23.  Other staff members include the owners Karen and Igor, a waitress/housekeeper, a handyman, and an additional camp helper.  Everyone has a lot of work, and everyone chips in to help others when they can.  Not only do we support each other with work help, but it is also very important that we support each other generally, including socially.

This is a tight community, it's like working on a boat. We are very close by the end of the season, and yet we make sure everyone has their own space.  Karen and Igor work hard to keep this a happy and satisfying living opportunity, with great salaries, and interesting people.  Grumps and slackers need not apply,  We are looking for independent, motivated, intelligent, self-starting team players. 


You will be rewarded with good pay including tips, which are significant.  Free room and board and daily living needs are covered.  Lodging is included on the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in Maine.  Health insurance monetary support provided after one year.  This is a remote place, with no town nearby.  As stated, it's like living on a really big beautiful boat, way out on the ocean.

You should have your own vehicle, or we can help the right candidate arrive at camp.

How to Apply

Application is easy:

Email your interest in the position

NEEDED: a one page resume.

NEEDED: at least three work references, and two personal references (email or phone contact).

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