February 18, 2015 by
Nina Casalena, The VRG Blog Editor
The Vegetarian Resource Group recently received the following note:
Here at Legacy International’s Global Youth Village, with the snow falling, summer seems far away, but we are busy looking for summer staff who are inspired by our program and hope you can share information about summer job openings in our whole foods vegetarian kitchen with those in your network, be they students, colleagues, alumni, or friends. Below is some details.
The Global Youth Village, a residential, international leadership camp in Virginia’s Blue Ridge foothills, is seeking seasonal food service staff in their vegetarian kitchen.
Every summer since 1979 a dynamic environment is created that emphasizes experiential learning and challenges young people to turn cross-cultural theory into practical action. This year 75+ youths (ages 14-18) and staff from around the world will participate. Workshops address issues concerning young people today, such as regional conflicts, distribution of world resources, prejudice, environmental concerns and other social pressures. Cultural programming and cooperative living help participants learn to respect differences and discover similarities that transcend cultural, religious, and political barriers.
Dates: June 22 – Aug. 7, 2015
Housing, meals and modest salary (Salaries begin at $325/week for experienced applicants; 225/week for entry level positions.)
Food service staff perform a vital function within the Global Youth Village. We believe that nutritious food is a cornerstone to a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Food is not only viewed as a source of bodily nourishment, but as a means of expressing one’s culture. Kitchen staff are an integral part of the staff team, and are welcome to participate fully in Village life, enjoying the cultural, educational, and recreational activities as responsibilities allow. Legacy’s vegetarian kitchen serves three home style meals daily to approximately 75 people, using mostly unprocessed vegetables and fruits, and whole grains. International entrees are prepared from countries such as Greece, the Middle East, India, Indonesia, and Nigeria.
The Village is seeking an experienced chef or cook who is inspired by the goals and philosophy of the program. This person manages overall meal production and works with prep cooks while preparing entrees, soups, sauces, baked goods and desserts.
Experience as a chef, sous chef, cook or assistant cook in a professional setting
Experience in vegetarian cooking preferred
Ability to work well with others in a close team work setting
Ability to delegate and train less experienced staff
Ability to prepare foods for special needs groups (vegans, people with food allergies, diabetes, etc.) as needed
Knowledge of health and safety standards of food preparation and serving, kitchen and sanitation procedures
Some previous supervisory experience (preferably in food service field)
Desire and ability to work in a rural, camp setting.
Entry level positions also available for prep cooks, baker, and kitchen assistant.
For more information and to download an application, please visit: http://www.globalyouthvillage.org/join-our-village-staff/
Questions? Contact Leila Baz, HR Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org