Assistant Cook

The Assistant cook is a little different each summer! The assistant cook and head cook will work together to figure out a schedule that works for them. Some summers this means that the Assistant cook will cook breakfast solo, bake off cookies, bread, and desserts, and then help prep lunch. Some summers it means working in tandem with the head cook to put out each meal together. We do not micromanage – which is why we require individuals who are self-starters! You must be able to see what needs to be done and accomplish it without any outside assistance (when applicable). Please read the below duties & abilities to see if you’d be a good fit!

Assistant Cook

REPORTS TO: House Manger/Head Cook*
*meaning you will report to the Head Cook on an hour-to-hour basis while working, but your ultimate supervisor is the House Manager.


  • Execute Weekly Meal Plan at Discretion of Head Cook
    • Head Cook will discern which meals you will be solely in charge of, or you will assist him/her with all three meals each day.
    • Ensure baked goods are sent out for guests each day
    • Ensure all guest dietary needs/desires are met.
      • This is NOT a Michelin Star restaurant. We are flexible to what our guests need and want – even if that means serving chicken nuggets or ketchup with steak. Our “product” is a delighted guest, not a fine dining plate presentation
    • Follow Health Code mandates
      • Ensure constant cleanliness in the kitchen
      • Ensure food is properly/safely stored
      • Ensure other members of kitchen staff and outside staff visiting the kitchen are in compliance
    • Generally Assist the Head Cook
      • Alert to food items needed to be purchased
      • Follow direction to ensure timely preparation and serving of each meal


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  • Cooking Experience (1+ years) preferably for large crowds
  • Ability to take direction
  • Honesty and open communication
  • Neat & clean personal appearance
  • Exceptionally high standard of cleanliness
  • Organizational Capabilities
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Self-starter
  • Hospitality experience/customer service mindset
  • Flexibility – ability to change your personal plans/desires to suit all kinds of guest requests
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Ability to preform all duties at high elevation

Think you’d make the perfect assistant cook? Please review our employment expectations

before submitting an application. We will be in touch shortly. Thanks!