EXECUTIVE CHEF

Great Camp Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark situated on a private lake surrounded by thousands of acres of undeveloped Adirondack wilderness, is searching for a new professional head chef. The Sagamore season runs from early May to late October. A competitive salary and on-site room and board are provided.

The position is responsible for the preparation and service of three meals a day, seven days a week, for up to 80 guests and staff, served buffet or family style. The chef will keep an evolving book of recipes that highlight signature dishes based on historic regional and in-house traditions that help define the Sagamore experience. The recipe book will assist kitchen staff when the head chef is off duty.

The head chef is responsible for hiring and supervising two sous chefs, a kitchen assistant, and all other kitchen staff and volunteers. He/she will oversee all kitchen administrative duties, ranging from ordering food and supplies to following a seasonal budget. Also, the chef is responsible for maintaining sanitary standards and Dining Hall policies.

Qualifications

·       Culinary knowledge and creativity including excellent menu writing skills. 

·       Strong managerial skills including the ability to train subordinates to properly execute food preparation tasks

·       Relevant computer skills for ordering supplies and writing menus.

·       Ability to figure food cost percentages and yield analysis. 

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

·       Ability to solve problems and adapt to change. 

·       Ability to keep a friendly, helpful and professional demeanor toward guests and staff. 

·       Knowledge of all applicable NYS health codes and other regulations.

Education and Experience: 

·       Associate or Bachelor of Culinary Arts and/or college degree with equivalent work experience.

·       At least 3 years experience as a restaurant or food service professional in a chef/sous chef position. 

·       At least 10 years of progressive culinary experience. 

·       A diversity of work experience including restaurants, hotels or resorts is preferred.

·       Solid professional reference(s).

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@greatcampsagamore.org

Sous Chef

Great Camp Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark situated on a private lake surrounded by thousands of acres of undeveloped Adirondack wilderness, is searching for a new sous chef. The Sagamore season runs from early May to late October. A competitive salary and on-site room and board are provided.

Sagamore serves three meals a day, seven days a week, for up to 80 guests and staff, served buffet or family style. The sous chef answers directly to the head chef, who will communicate expectations regarding the safety, quality, and timing of food preparation, as well as standards of workplace safety, cleanliness, and camaraderie.

The sous chef is expected to assume the kitchen leadership role when the head chef is off duty. He/she will ensure that meals are prepared and served on time and according to instructions, and that standards of food and workplace safety and cleanliness are maintained at all times.

Qualifications:

·       A high school degree or equivalent. College work and/or formal training in the culinary arts are a plus.

·       At least three years experience working in a professional kitchen.

·       A solid understanding of standard cooking and food preparation methods, ingredients, and equipment.

·       Strong communication and supervisory skills. 

·       Ability to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to work.

·       Ability to recognize and solve problems and adapt to change.

·       Ability to keep a friendly, helpful and professional demeanor toward guests and staff. 

·       Good stress tolerance and an excellent work ethic.

·       Solid professional reference(s).

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@greatcampsagamore.org

 

Housekeeping Staff

Great Camp Sagamore is looking for housekeeping staff to maintain its beautiful National Historic Landmark campus. Housekeepers clean and prepare rooms for guest occupancy, maintain public areas and set up for public events. As part of our hospitality team, housekeepers insure that our guests have a great experience here at Sagamore in the heart of the Adirondacks. Candidates for the position will have to pass a background check. Room and board is available. Please send resume and cover letter to employment@greatcampsagamore.org