Associate Cook (Camp Cedar Glen, Julian, CA)

Title Associate Cook (Camp Cedar Glen, Julian, CA)
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Job Information

The California-Pacific Annual Conference is looking for an Associate Cook for its Camp Cedar Glen, Julian, CA location. As a member of the Cal Pac Camps staff, the Associate Cook assists in the preparation, cooking, serving, dishwashing, and clean-up of meals for guests and site staff. Assist in cleaning all facilities between groups, according to the established standards of cleanliness. Assists in accommodating guests in safe, clean and comfortable surroundings, supports guest groups’ programs, and enhances guests’ enjoyment and camp/retreat experience by performing the essential duties. The position is a full-time, seasonal (3 months), non-exempt, regular position, includes housing and reports to the Site Director.

Camping, Outdoor and Retreat Ministries Council Mission Statement:

“We believe in God’s infinite power to create and renew. We believe that natural surroundings, programs that uplift and educate under well-trained leaders can make a positive and lasting impression on an individual’s life. To this end, the Camping, Outdoor, and Retreat Ministries Council provides programs, leadership, facilities and management to enhance love of God, self, humanity and creation.”

The Associate Cook demonstrates an appreciation for and understanding of the mission and core values of Cal-Pac Camps and is dedicated to carrying out this mission and fulfilling these core values.
California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church Mission Statement:

“Inspiring the world as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all may experience God’s life-giving love.”

Essential Responsibilities

•Washes, trims, cleans, peels, etc. vegetables, poultry and meats.
•Cooks or heats food for meals.
•Performs cleaning functions as needed.
•Stores and takes inventory of kitchen equipment and food.
•Washes dishes and stores them in appropriate storage area.
•Cleans cabins, rest rooms, hallways, dusts furniture, washes walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, door panels, and sills.
•Empties and washes wastebaskets and trash cans, and transports trash and waste to disposal area.
•Replenishes rest room supplies
Other Duties
•As a part of the Aldersgate Retreat staff, perform other duties as assigned to fulfill the overall ministry of Aldersgate Retreat, Cal-Pac Camps, and the Cal-Pac Conference.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.
•The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, stand and talk or hear.
•The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
•The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•Position involves some travel outside of Cedar Glen to meet with summer camp and retreat leaders and volunteers and Cal-Pac Conference churches.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job, and may be subject to changes in the future.

Specific Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

•Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and documents such as recipes, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
•Ability to write simple correspondence.
•May directly supervise one or more support staff employees in the Food service department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Conference policies and applicable laws.
•Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from guests, and other employees of the organization.
•Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
•Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
•Ability to operate and maintain, or ability to learn to operate and maintain tools, equipment and vehicles used in the performance of this job.
•Be able to use tools and equipment, machines and vehicles to include: commercial and / or residential type mixers, dishwashers, food processors, conventional and / or convection ovens, knives, meat slicers, microwave ovens.
•Be able to use materials such as oven cleaners, dishwashing compounds, floor and toilet cleaners.
•Ability to complete and process forms & reports including menu plans, vendor delivery invoices, and work orders.
•Possession of a “hosting mentality”, and ability and willingness to serve a broad range of guests and programs.
•Possession of the ability and willingness to accept direction and supervision.
•Possession of the ability and willingness to win and hold the cooperation and goodwill of the people served and of associates.


Possession of or ability to secure and maintain Food Handler’s Certificate
Community CPR Certification
American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certification (or equivalent)


High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
Graduation from a culinary institute or equivalent
At least two years’ experience as an Associate cook/chef

To apply for this position please complete and submit this application, your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to