Job Summary
Employment Type
Part Time
Job Description

Camp Paradise, Willow Creek's summer camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, sets the stage for dads and their kids to make memories together to last a lifetime. The rustic facilities boast an amazing camp kitchen, beautiful new chapel, river views and unbeatable, star-filled skies.

The Chef and Kitchen Manager will manage all aspects of the food experience for Camp Paradise. This includes leading a small team of summer staff for kitchen support during each Dads’ Camp session. While not at Camp Paradise summer camp, this role works at Willow Creek South Barrington, IL and splits time between preparing for the following camp season through menu planning, testing, and research, along with working in our Willow food court or cafe.

This position is Part Time, 25 hours per week.


Job Responsibilities

  • Kitchen Responsibilities (@Camp)

    • Own all aspects of the menu planning and food ordering process.

    • Manage all aspects of the meal prep and meal service 

    • Serve all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during weeks of Dad’s Camp

    • Clean up meals, put away leftovers, and supervise lodge cleanup

    • Train and direct hoppers/summer staff

    • Supervise and double-check work done by the Summer Staff

  • Kitchen Planning and Research (@South Barrington)

    • Organize and create the camp Food Order Guide

    • Research new GFS products and test new recipes as a way to continuously improve the camp food menu.

    • Establish relationships with vendors of non-food Items (food service bowls, etc.)

  • Help food court and cafe team (@South Barrington)

    • Participate in food prep and cooking


Preferred Skills and Experience



  • Action-Oriented with drive for Results

  • Skilled in Delegation and Time Management

  • Creative

  • Process Management skills

  • Composure and Patience


Personal Characteristics: 

  • Learner

  • Motivated by team wins

  • Self-aware

  • Results oriented

  • Strong communication skills


Education and Experience:

  • 2-5 years of culinary experience in a large food service setting

  • Former experience working at a camp in a food service role preferred

Job ID: 302036437

Willow Creek Community Church
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