The Kitchen Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of the Centre’s kitchen, which serves healthy vegetarian meals to our resident staff and retreat guests. This role is directly involved in supervising and cooking meals, managing a team of 4-7 people, in addition perform administrative and logistical tasks like tracking inventory, purchasing food and equipment, and ensuring the cleanliness and safety of the kitchen’s operation. The Kitchen Coordinator schedules, directs, and instructs the kitchen team on projects and tasks as required. Support, orientation, and training will be available from past staff, as well as the Centre’s management and elders.
The position requires a full season commitment of 28 hours per week of work in the kitchen, from March through to the end of November. All residents of the Centre are also asked to contribute up to 4 hours per week of volunteer communal chores and cleanup shifts. During the first 10 weeks of your time here, we also ask for 7 hours per week of participation in community activities and meetings, as well as classes on yoga theory and practice. This helps new staff understand and connect to the aims of the Centre and the community in a deeper way. Please see below for further details about the job.