Weekend Cook

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Part Time
Wiscasset, Maine
Posted 7 days ago

Come cook with us! Our staff is dedicated to providing fresh, balanced meals year round. We source our food from Chewonki’s farm, local farmers and producers, as well as from a local large purveyor. Our goal is to reduce our reliance on heavily processed foods and to use our time wisely to create meals from fresh local foods to the extent that our resources will allow. Chewonki’s kitchen serves a wide variety of foods that both comfort and stimulate.  We are well accustomed to meeting special dietary issues from food allergies and intolerances to personal preferences. 

Cooks work with and under the guidance of the Manager of Food Services and year round staff to provide safe and smooth operation of the kitchen at Chewonki’s Wiscasset, Maine campus. This includes the preparation of wholesome and appealing meals from scratch while practicing proper food safety techniques in handling, organization and storage, and maintaining the overall cleanliness of the kitchen to a high standard while being mindful of the Chewonki Mission and Food Philosophy.

Position Title: Cook
Employment Category:  Category G
Permanent/Temporary:  Permanent 
Reports to:  Kitchen Manager 
Exempt/Non-exempt:  Non-exempt
Schedule (hours and weeks):  Part-time (Friday – Sunday, up to 20hr/wk)
Benefits Eligible:  Category G benefits



Execution of meals

  • Produce meals and snacks at scheduled times for programs, staff, and events.
  • Produce appealing, healthy, well-balanced, and visually appealing food.


  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness throughout shift, properly store leftovers, and clean up after meals.
  • Execute in-depth cleaning projects.
  • Help keep inventory, wares, and equipment clean and organized.
  • Reduce waste, compost, and recycle according to Chewonki’s procedures.

Food safety, sanitation and hygiene

  • Comply with State of Maine and American Camp Association standards for food service operations.


  • Provide instruction and guidance to Chewonki staff and participants
  • Utilize and preserve farm products
  • Assist in catering events
  • Contribute as an active member of the Chewonki community including participating in staff dish crews
  • Participate in the Food Action Committee when in session
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule of up to 20 hours per week including weekends, early mornings and/or evenings.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 55 pounds.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards of the site, facilities, and participant and staff behavior.
  • Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time, 60 minutes or more.
  • Must be able to work in hot conditions.
  • Must be able to use knives and other kitchen equipment safely. 


  • ServSafe® certification desirable.
  • Must pass background check yearly in accordance to ACA accreditation.


Compensation based on experience and within the hourly range of $14 – $17/hr. Benefits include Paid Time Off and professional development.

TO APPLY  – Review of applications will begin immediately

Please see our Farm & Food website for more information about the Chewonki Food Philosophy.  Please complete the following information.

Job Features

Job CategoryKitchen

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