Kitchen Manager/Head Chef

Organization
Kalu Yala
Location
Panama
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
03/31/2017
Contact Information
melissa.mazurkewicz@kaluyala.com
Tags
Full-time

You have a passion for nutritious food and organization. You enjoy finding local producers that can provide a regular supply of fresh, healthy food in order to feed up to 200 people a day. You are an organizer and can plan 30 days in advance. You enjoy collaborating with chefs as well as spending time creating and updating spreadsheets. You promote creative expression of yourself and others via culinary arts in a mentorship role. You love working in an outdoor kitchen. You can delegate and empower others on your team. You know how to manage a budget and keep track of finances.

As Kalu Yala Kitchen Manager and Executive Chef you will manage our public house style on-site kitchen while attempting to be Zero Waste and source ingredients as local and seasonal as possible. You will carry out the vision and mission of our previous Executive Chef by operating a arts style kitchen, utilizing the creativity and skills of each kitchen team member.  At our off-the-grid location, you will make sure everyone is well fed, food is delivered on time and in the right quantity, and that the kitchen is kept meticulously clean and organized.

You will work Monday through Friday and coordinate that food is set up for the weekends. You will work with your supervisor to set goals and track them throughout the semester.

PREFERRED SKILLS

Spanish speaker

Wilderness First Responder or other medical training

CPR certified

Manual vehicle/4×4 experience

Flexible and resilient

Experience living in community

REQUIREMENTS
3-5 years working in a commercial kitchen with kitchen management experience or degree related to culinary arts with relevant experience

Strong planner who enjoys organization

Group leadership and managerial skills

Experience cooking for large groups

Conversational Spanish

Excited to connect to members of the local community

Desire to help fulfill the vision of Kalu Yala, expressed here: www.kaluyala.com

Looking forward to living in a comfortable camp in the Panamanian jungle

BENEFITS
$2,000 per month in salary, which is actually quite significant in Panama\’s jungles

Bonus based on performance review

Room + Board in our tropical wilderness camp

6 weeks paid vacation, accrued semesterly

Additional Information

Please apply at this link: https://kaluyala.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=9