Head Chef

Camp Cascade
Lyons, OR


Job Title: Head Chef

Employer: Camp Cascade

Contact Information: Liz Gadbaugh at 503-897-4900 or liz.campcascade@gmail.com

Address: 33806 N. Fork Rd., Lyons, OR 97358

Web Site: www.campcascade.net

Education or Degree Required: Some college, or equivalent experience - dependent on skills.

Job Location: Lyons, OR

Salary/Wages: Hourly, dependent on education/experience.

Job Type: Summer

Application Materials Needed:

  • Job Application
  • Resume
  • References

Job Description:

Camp Cascade is located in the Elkhorn Canyon, a rustic sports camp in the canyon of the Cascade mountains of Oregon, we are looking for a qualified individual to work as our Head Chef. Our kitchen serves buffet style for 200+ people every week. Responsibilities include all aspects of menu creation, food preparation, cooking and general kitchen functions at Camp Cascade. Willingness to teach, train, and work alongside kitchen staff as an encouraging leader of the team.

Please see our camp website (www.campcascade.net) to learn more about us and apply online or email liz.campcascade@gmail.com for questions. This is an hourly paid position with room and board provided running from May and/or June 2019 through August 19 2019.

*Hourly wage, plus room and board.


  • Oversee food preparation and supervises the operation of the kitchen and dining hall.
  • Operate kitchen in compliance with Marion County and Oregon Health Regulations and Camp Cascade kitchen policies.
  • Cost Control; Calculating and setting budget targets: Including price per meal, food, and overhead costs.
  • Responsible for the preparation, cooking, serving, and storage of food.
  • Providing special food preferences for guests as needed due to allergies and dietary.
  • Inventory Management of all food and kitchen products.
  • Designing + Planning all meals alongside the Director of Food Service.
  • Responsible for receiving and storing all products from FSA (Food provider).


  • Ability to respect the Camp Cascade’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Of strong moral character and integrity.
  • Desire to grow as a leader, willingness to serve and lead as opportunities arise.
  • Humility; having a teachable spirit by listening, learning, receiving correction, while honestly assessing ourselves.
  • Hungry; A strong desire within to grow, learn, and serve alongside a like-minded team.
  • Wisdom; the ability to understand others and situations, acting in a way that promotes healthy communication and a productive environment.


Closing Date: 
Saturday, 1 June 2019