Chef/Kitchen Director, Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, R00077071

Chef/Kitchen Director - Summer 2023

Work Location: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center – Pollock, LA.

Description: The Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center seeks a Kitchen Director to manage our kitchen and cafeteria area for our summer camp program. Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center serves as a 4-H summer camp for youth, grades 4th – 6th in a camp setting.


  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Current ServSafe certification preferred.
  • Must complete the employee background screening process and be approved by the LSU AgCenter Human Resources Unit.
  • Experience in an institutional or large food service setting.
  • Knowledge and experience in food service: ordering, inventory, budgeting, food preparation, line serving, cleaning, and institutional/commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws concerning food service operations.
  • Willingness to follow guidance and instruction from the Camp Director and LSU AgCenter Food and Nutrition Agents.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to ask for assistance when needed or desired.
  • Capability to relate to youth and young adults in a positive manner.


  • Assist in the coordinating and conducting of staff training for all kitchen staff.
  • Develop kitchen assignments for kitchen staff based on their area(s) of experience.
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary environment for food handling, storage, and serving.
  • Conduct weekly inspections of all kitchen equipment and facilities to ensure proper utilization, care, and maintenance.
  • Report equipment/facility/food issues promptly to Camp Director.
  • Plan appropriate quantities of nutritious and healthy meals.
  • Work within the budget provided to create food orders and any needed menu adjustments.
  • Confirm, accept, unload, and inventory food, supplies, and equipment deliveries.
  • Communicate correct procedures and practices to kitchen staff.
  • Follow the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to mealtime schedules, clean-up, and prep time.
  • Be a positive role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.

Job Duties:

  • Create daily meal plans for between 300-350 campers and staff.
  • Clean, organize and reset the kitchen, service, and dining area following each meal.
  • Supervise up to 12 kitchen staff.
  • Ensure high-quality meal experiences for all attendees at camp.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Camp Director.

Physical Aspect of the Job:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Work with large groups (of varying age, ability, and experience levels) to provide necessary instruction and information.
  • Effective visual and auditory skills. Be able to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
  • Follow safety policies and procedures.
  • Be prepared to use all kitchen equipment correctly and in a safe manner.
  • Duties include:
    • Prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and walking.
    • Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment
    • Some heavy lifting
    • Extended exposure to heat
    • Irregular work hours on occasion

Reports to:

  • Camp Director
  • Sous Chef/Kitchen Assistant
  • Line Cooks/Kitchen Staff


Hours and Salary: Morning and evening shifts are available. Salary will commensurate with experience. Workdays are Monday – Thursday each week for ten weeks.

Dates Available: Camp begins on May 22, 2023, and ends on July 28, 2023.LOST Camp is August 3-6, 2023. The camp is not in session the week of June 19-23, 2023. The Chef/Kitchen Director will work before the camping season begins for ordering, kitchen set-up, hiring of kitchen staff, and menu review and planning. Those dates will be announced upon hire.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at

Must submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to be considered complete.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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