Assistant Cook - 3 Month Contract

Date posted: 12/5/2017
Closing date: 12/30/2017
Number of positions: 1
Location: Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Bay (on Kootenay Lake near Riondel) BC
Length: full-time

Description / duties:
This is a full-time, 3 month position offered by Yasodhara Ashram, a well-established retreat centre, with guests coming from around the world.

This position would be staffed by an experienced and creative whole foods oriented professional to assist the Ashram's Lead Cook/Kitchen Manager by cooking buffet style lunches and suppers that are simple, nutritionally balanced, tasty, and seasonally responsive. During these months we typically cook for 40 - 65 people a day.

Yasodhara Ashram is a residential spiritual community.

Hours: 40 hours per week
Start Date: January 2, 2018
Reporting to: Kitchen Manager
Rate of pay: $16/hour

The position requires cooking in a nutritionally aware, mostly vegetarian style and planning meals in a balanced approach. The position requires ability to organize and operate a community kitchen based on harmony, open communication and team work.

The Lead Cook/Kitchen Manager will support you in this role.

The Assistant Cook is responsible for assisting the Lead Cook/Kitchen Manager in all aspects of the kitchen, from menu planning and ordering to cooking and serving buffet-style lunches and dinners.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter in a pdf format to: Please include a description of why you would like to work and potentially live at Yasodhara Ashram.

Applications will be reviewed as they come in. We will receive applications until December 20, 2017.

Physical stamina, attention to detail, time management, excellent sense of taste and smell, good communication, enthusiasm and reliability.

Preferred 3-5 years of professional experience cooking for a variety of menus including vegetarian, vegan and special diets; chicken and fish are also occasionally served. Experience in cooking large quantities of buffet-style food at retreat centres or camps; Food Safe Level 1 is required.

Contact information

Yasodhara Ashram
Box 9, Kootenay Bay, BC

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