The Retreat Cook is in charge of the all-important food program at the Refuge at Knoll Farm, a seasonal retreat center in operation from mid-May to mid-October.
Groups using the Refuge include professional groups, families, music camps, yoga studios and individuals on our leadership retreats. Most retreats are 2-8 days long and are typically around 20-30 people.
Job responsibilities include:
-planning creative, mostly vegetarian menus that highlight seasonal produce in our local area
-sourcing food from local farms, farmer’s markets and food stores with the goal of having the majority of our food be locally grown
-preparing and presenting delicious meals and being willing to share how it is sourced and cooked with guests
-cooking in the outdoor pizza oven as a community experience
-catering to special diets, including gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and others
managing volunteers in the kitchen
-keeping meals on time according to the schedule, and planning portions to be sure there is enough food for each group
-keeping detailed budgets and managing spending wisely
We seek candidates who have an approachable demeanor and openness to input from all levels of staff and the general public. Must be sensitive to issues of gender, racial, ethnic and cultural diversity and inclusion.
Read more about this position on our website.