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Retreat Center Kitchen Assistant
The Food Services program at Rainbow Lodge strives to fulfill our organizational mission by providing wholesome, nutritious, and delicious meals to all guests. Nearly everything is made from scratch, using locally and ethically sources ingredients when possible. Menus are tailor-made for each group, and always include substantial and nutritious options for people with particular dietary needs. Our team is passionate about retreat hospitality, and its role in creating a more just and equitable world. The Kitchen Assistant should share in our desire to go above and beyond for every guest who visits the Lodge.
Responsibilities and Expectations:
Teamwork and communication
Ability to learn quickly and follow instructions
Effective verbal and written communication skills
A willingness to both lead and be led. The Kitchen Assistant will work closely with the Food Services Director, and sometimes will be responsible for managing other cooks and volunteers in the kitchen
Desire to work on a closely knit team environment, interacting regularly with other staff members, including the Executive Director. Enthusiasm for creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount
Excellent hospitality and guest services skills. The Kitchen Assistant will regularly be interacting with guests, answering questions, and fulfilling requests
An interest in retreat hospitality, and in the mission of Rainbow Lodge
Assist the Food Services Director in preparing and serving healthy, wholesome, and nutritious meals for all guests at Rainbow Lodge
Follow prep lists prepared by the Food Services Director to prepare produce, meats, seafood, and other ingredients
Be trained to run meals without the assistance of the Food Services Director
Handle prepared food during mealtimes, following food safety procedures, to ensure that all guests are fed on time
An understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
Experience in fast-paced, commercial kitchen environments
Experience with sourdough breads and cakes/pastries preferred, but not required
Assist the Food Services Director and Executive Director with other tasks, as needed
Ability to lift 50lbs
Possess a valid Washington State Food Worker Card, or a willingness to obtain one
Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen environment
Availability to work mornings, weekends, and holidays
This position pays $20/hr.
One to two meals provided during each shift
This position will average 15-20 hours per week primarily in the mornings. We are willing and able to work around candidates’ schedules, as long as morning and weekend time is available.
Due to the nature of retreat center work, a consistent schedule may not always be possible
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Luke Abdow, Food Services Director, at email@example.com.