Hob: Assistant Kitchen Manager/Lead Cook

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

149 Lockwood Rd
BARRE, MA 01005

Company Description:
Salary Range:Location:
Per Year BARRE, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHotel & Restaurant
Education Level:Work Experience:
Some High School Coursework
Preference: Required
Preference: Preferred
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies seeks an experienced vegetarian cook to plan and prepare meals for 25-45 people who attend programs at our residential study and retreat center. Working closely with the Kitchen Manager, the Assistant Manager will work four days per week including most weekends. Position starts in February 2018.

Responsibilities include:

--Plan and prepare tasty and nutritious vegetarian meals for 25-45 people
--Maintain a clean, orderly and efficient kitchen work space
--Train and support retreatants in kitchen tasks
--Assist in ordering food and kitchen supplies
--Other duties as necessary and/or assigned by the Kitchen Manager
--One or more years of professional cooking experience featuring organic whole food ingredients, in a high-volume kitchen, preferably in a contemplative work setting
--Good organizational skills with demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple tasks with flexibility and good humor
--Flexibility in schedule, and ability to work some evenings and most weekends
--Ability to remain calm under kitchen pressure, and to work compassionately with retreatants
--Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to take direction; ability to function as both team leader and team player
--An interest in meditation practice and being of service
--Position involves standing for long periods and occasionally requires physical labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects

This is a salaried position offering health and dental benefits, retirement plan, meals, generous paid time off, and an IMS/BCBS staff sangha program.

Send resume and cover letter to bcbsjobs@dharma.org. No phone calls please.

BCBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.