Powder Term Chef

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Job Description

During “Powder Term” (January 5 to February 11, 2023) you’ll:

  • – Work and live alongside a staff of 6-7, on-site at Black Diamond Lodge, to implement the Powder Term experience for 24-32 teenagers
  • – Cook and Prepare 6 dinners per week for Powder Term participants (beans and rice, salads, chili, lasagna, spaghetti, enchiladas, burritos, desserts, pot pie, vegetables, breads, potatoes, burgers, meatloaf, chicken, casseroles, eggs, pancakes, bacon, etc.)
  • – Prepare 6 lunches per week for Powder Term participants (sandwiches, cold cuts, salads, fruit, soups, chips, etc.)
  • – Assist/Direct counselors in serving leftovers for lunch on Sundays and sourcing pizzas for dinner on Sundays
  • – Shopping once or twice per week in Durango, and/or coordinating with Powder Term counselors to help with shopping requirements
  • – Help Powder Term Counselors in overseeing student clean-up crews after meals
  • – Attend weekly meetings/reports with Powder Term Directors to discuss menu and budget
  • – Attend a 2-day training event with Powder Term staff before the students arrive
  • – Have fun with the kids and ski your brains out!
  • Compensation:
  • –  Free Room and Board included at Powder Term campus every ski season from early January to mid-February (1-mile down the street from the ski lifts at Purgatory Resort in Durango, CO).
  • –  Purgatory season pass included
  • – Ski rental equipment if needed
  • –  $3000, plus bonus plan based upon student and staff ratings/reviews + 30% share of budget savings
  • – Transportation to/from Durango, CO at beginning and end of term

Job Requirements

  • Required Skills/Characteristics:
  • –  Must love working with kids ages 11-14
  • –  Experience cooking and/or catering for large groups of 20-40 people
  • –  Evidence of creative problem solving experience
  • –  The ability to sit in ambiguity, be patient, ask questions, and then take action
  • Instructions

Please email Jamie Matthews at jamesalexandermatthews@yahoo.com (512-422-2274) and include a resume and a personal statement describing why you may be interested in Powder Term and why you could be a good fit for the position

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