Position: Food Manager

Kroka Expeditions seeks an experienced Food Manager to join our team and take the lead on all things edible at our dynamic and growing organization. Kroka is a wilderness expedition school based on a year-round organic farm in Marlow, NH. Students, staff, and volunteers of all ages live at Kroka throughout the year while preparing for multi-day wilderness adventures. The Food Manager is responsible for inventory, ordering, preparation, and serving of food for Kroka’s semester programs, school groups, summer camp programs, and residential community. Come join a community of people committed to adventurous learning, hard work, and simple living!

Schedule

Part-time work beginning January 2022, transitioning to full-time in April, 2022

Responsibilities

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cook and serve meals for a group of 10-50 people based on a weekly seasonal menu
  • Coordinate kitchen & dish rotation of seasonal staff, apprentices, and students
  • Inventory and order kitchen and expedition ingredients from a combination of large distributors, local purveyors and nearby farms
  • Mentor teachers and students in creating expedition menus and understanding food pack-out protocols
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of storerooms including dry storage, walk-in cooler, refrigerators and freezers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with purveyors and local farmers and coordinate food deliveries and pickups
  • Steward an ethic of local, organic, and responsibly grown food that nourishes the soul

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Lead food preservation projects such as jam, sauerkraut, pickles, stocks, and dehydration
  • Coordinate catering for special events including graduations, parent weekends, board meetings, and staff parties
  • Hire and mentor seasonal assistant cook and 1-2 kitchen apprentices
  • Coordinate with Kroka farmers to utilize farm products as available
  • Work with the Business Office to keep food purchases within budget
  • Maintain food policies for guest meals, special diets, and food self-service during the off-season; develop appropriate signage for food areas
  • Teach nutrition and food systems to middle and high-school students

Qualifications

    • ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Minimum 2 years food service experience in a community or educational setting including meal planning and cooking for groups of 20+
      • Experience with kitchen management including ordering and inventory
      • Experience cooking for a whole foods diet using mostly vegetarian seasonal ingredients
      • High standards of food safety and cleanliness in the kitchen
      • Able to be self-managed while working as part of a team
      • Love of working with children and youth

      ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Volunteer coordination experience
      • Teaching experience, especially in nutrition and/or food systems
      • Experience living in community in a rural setting
      • Understanding of sports nutrition and/or remote expedition meal planning

Compensation & Benefits

This is a year-round part-time, salaried position starting at two days per week with opportunity to grow into a full-time position by the summer. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Kroka’s staff benefits include health insurance, retirement, paid vacation, health days & holidays, professional development, and many other benefits inherent in being part of a diverse and hard-working community. Subsidized on-campus housing may be available.