Kitchen Manager/Head Chef
- Kalu Yala
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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.
Wilderness First Responder or other medical training
Manual vehicle/4×4 experience
Flexible and resilient
Experience living in community
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
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
$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
Please apply at this link: https://kaluyala.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=9