Food Service Staff

 YMCA Camp Chingachgook- Food Service Staff needed! 
Camp Description
CAMP CHINGACHGOOK 1872 Pilot Knob Road Kattskill Bay, NY 12844, USA
Job Description

Under the direction and supervision of the Head Chef and Food Service Supervisor this seasonal position assists in all aspects of the dining program at YMCA Camp Chingachgook during the summer camp season.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Experience in foodservice preparation and delivery preferred
  • The ability and willingness to follow directions.
  • Proficiency in using kitchen appliances and equipment is preferred.
  • Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills.
  • The ability to articulate and model YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibilities are essential.
  • Ability to ensure the hygiene of kitchen area and tools, meeting all applicable state, county, and city regulations and policies.
  • Assist with the food preparation and/or dining are clean-up for 3 meals a day for 450 participants.
  • Maintain cleanliness of facility as a member of Clean Team.
  • Report all accidents and incidents involving self, participants, guests, and other employees.
  • Additional Requirements for Head Chef/Shift Supervisor:
    • Previous kitchen experience as chef or line cook required. Previous kitchen management experience preferred.
    • Assist in the management of staff  – train, develop, supervise and evaluate.  This includes following all policies, procedures, and time frames of the Association.
    • Ensure that food is prepared properly (as per NYS Health Dept. regulations), good tasting, and distributed in a professional and efficient manner
    • Model and maintain a positive, professional, and customer service attitude and environment at all times
    • Ensure the proper care and maintenance of the facility, equipment, and supplies used
    • Ensure all department operations are consistent with the association procedures.  This includes safety, insurance, incident/accident reports, purchasing, HR and Payroll procedures, accounting, and maintaining appropriate logs and records. 


  • Seasonal Full Time: 5-6 days weekly, 8 hour shifts, including weekends. 
  • Compensation: Dishwasher $13.20/hour; Head Chef $16/hour + meals while working
  • Shared housing for summer season is available if needed
Essential Functions

The satisfactory performance of the incumbent will result in sound food service preparation, cooking, cleaning, and delivery to our guests; and a clean, safe and positive relationship with our whole staff team.

Required Certifications
  • Previous kitchen experience as chef or line cook required. Previous kitchen management experience preferred.