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Position: Cook Team Leader required asap
Organization: Camp Kawartha
Location: Douro-Dummer, near Peterborough, Ontario

Camp Kawartha is seeking a Cook Team Leader to join our kitchen staff at our main site on Clear Lake.

Team Leaders work with the support of our Kitchen Services Manager and lead members of our cooking team delivering nutritious and well balanced meals for campers and staff. This position requires someone who strives for quality and excellence, is patient, a problem solver, creative and has a good sense of humour.

A detailed job description can be found on our website at:

Contract: start immediately till the end of August, with the possibility of continuing into the fall on a part-time basis.

Compensation: Between $18-$20/hour, based on a 40 hours/week work schedule

If you are looking for a highly rewarding experience in a positive and supportive work environment, please send your resume and cover letter to:
Adam Strasberg, Summer Camp Director,

Thank you for your interest in Camp Kawartha. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Us:

Camp Kawartha is an accredited, award-winning, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the promotion of the highest standard of programming, with a particular focus on outdoor environmental awareness, outdoor and environmental education and stewardship. Open year-round, our operations include summer camp programs, curriculum-linked education programs, corporate team building programs and facility rentals to a wide variety of users.

Our Food Philosopy:

At Camp Kawartha we strive to order, prepare and serve food that is consistent with our stated mission: “to create positive stewards of our human and natural communities”. We have created menus that are specifically geared to using locally grown and seasonally produced food. We are committed to delivering the best food we can to insure that our visitors are healthy, happy and energized!

We pledge to:

  • Use local foods whenever possible and practical. Our Food Services manager has been sourcing more of our food from local farmers and suppliers and reducing our dependency on large food distributors. Use produce from our organic garden and solar green house, when available. Check out our Thank a Farmer project for list of Farmers & Suppliers
  • Reduce the use of “processed foods.” We are using natural and wholesome ingredients in our meals. For example, using whole wheat bread and whole grain pasta.
  • Focus on seasonal foods, as much as we can (when reasonable and possible). For example root vegetables in the winter, fresh local fruit in the summer.
  • Create innovative menus that inspire health and a connection to our local environment.
  • Increase the use of our own garden and solar green house for herbs and vegetables. Part of our summer camp and outdoor education programming involves teaching kids about local foods and making mention of the local producers that helped to grow food for each meal. We are exploring the potential use of a root cellar for storing fresh fruits and vegetables in season and utilizing solar dehydrators to help preserve food.
  • Create meals as much as possible from scratch. For example, homemade soups, and homemade baked goods. If we need to purchase supplies (i.e. bread), we insure that the ingredients are wholesome, without preservatives and flavour enhancers.
  • Provide alternatives to those visitors with special dietary needs. We will work with our visitors to accommodate special dietary needs, food intolerances and allergies. E.g. sugar reduced diets, vegetarians, vegan meals, gluten free, food allergies, dietary constraints, Halal meals, etc.
  • Offer nutritious, well balanced snacks between meals which follow the Ontario Food Guide.
  • Camp Kawartha is proud of our focus on healthy food and sustainable living. As a way to teach children the importance of expanding our diets, exploring alternatives to meat based proteins, help slow climate change, preserve precious natural resources and improve our health, the kitchen is now incorporating more vegetarian meals into our menu.

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FoodWork ID: 46298       Date posted to Jul 3 2018