Camp Cody and White Mountain Weddings

Chef position available in outdoor center nestled in beautiful White Mountains of New England!

On the shores of Ossipee Lake in Freedom, New Hampshire.

Freedom, New Hampshire
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts immediately! (Feb 10, 2020)

Job Title:  Head Chef
Reports to:  Food Service Director

Position Purpose:  

To assist the Food Service Director and Head Chefs in all aspects of kitchen preparation, cooking and serving upwards of up to 650 people of a diverse clientele. Must be a highly organized team player. 

>> Onsite housing available! Salary dependant on experience. <<

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in the daily operations of the center’s food service. 

  • Prepare and cook food as the menu indicates utilizing frying, boiling, broiling, steaming, roasting of meat, poultry, seafood, fish, vegetables, salads, soups, and gravies.

    • Prepare foods including washing and peeling.

    • Bake breads, pastries, muffins, etc.

    • Set up food, supplies, and utensils for dining hall distribution.

    • Employ food safety best practices and make sure that all kitchen staff members do the same

  • Assist in routine sanitation of the kitchen and related equipment. 

    • Clean and maintain all food-preparation and storage areas. 

    • Supervise the cleaning of prep, serving, and dining hall dishes.

    • Reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle as indicated through the camp’s procedures.

  • Work as a member of a food service team.

    • Coordinate schedule and job tasks with other cooks, dining hall manager, and kitchen assistants.

    • Assist with supervising or directing the work of the kitchen assistants. 

  • Works quickly and accurately during busy periods

  • Willingness to take on extra duties, such as cleaning and dishwashing as a member of a team. 

Qualifications:  (Minimum Education and Experience)

  • High School Diploma

  • Culinary School 2 - 4-year degree

  • Desire to learn in a training-forward environment

  • Understanding of special diet and allergy needs

  • Servsafe certified with a good working knowledge of accepted sanitation standards

  • Ability to use slicers, mixers, grinders, food processors, etc. 

  • Ability to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Team Mentality

Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds including unloading food, supplies, and equipment as needed.

  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards of the site and facilities, as well as guest and staff behavior. 

  • Physical ability to operate kitchen equipment according to safe recommended methods.

  • Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time.

  • Ability to provide first aid and assist campers and staff in an emergency.

  • Determine the cleanliness of dishes, food surfaces, and kitchen area.

  • Ability to assess the condition of food.

Company description:

Camp Cody and White Mountain Weddings serve a diverse clientele from campers attending our premier summer camp to wedding guests of our vibrant wedding business. Providing a unique culinary job experience, we offer a nurturing and supportive kitchen environment in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. With a small, dedicated year-round team, opportunities for learning and advancement are many.  You'll have the ability to gain experience in banquet and batch cooking as well as special diets, in addition to menu creation, ordering, and management. Take a leadership role within our summer camp operation, as well as be an integral member of our team when serving wedding guests and outdoor education participants. Join us!

How to Apply

Please send your resume to Dean Poland, Hiring Manager, at 

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