Kitchen Staff

Work on beautiful Lake Guntersville in Alabama’s countryside with endless wilderness recreation opportunities right outside your door.

Sponsoring YMCA

Camp Chalakee Branch YMCA


Guntersville, AL 35976-7706

Camp Information

Camp Cha-La-Kee
4380 Cha-La-Kee Rd
Guntersville, AL 35976

Camp Description

YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee is a residential/day camp with a limited pre and post season for group camping and outdoor education located on a 61-acre peninsula on an inlet off Lake Guntersville and the Tennessee River.

Job Description

Cooks and assist in preparing nutritious, sustainably-sourced meals at the camp. Helps to maintain the cleanliness and excellent standing with the Department of Health.



  • Willingness to carry out the mission of the YMCA and its programs.
  • Ability to see that all business and safety records and procedures set up by the corporation are completed accurately within the defined time schedule.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain all personal certifications needed to serve in this position.
  • Ability to interpret, as well as, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and utilize initiative, ability to be organized and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Computer experience in a Windows environment and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to learn and utilize other software programs.
  • Work to continue personal competency through education, outside literature, seminars, etc.


  • High School Education
  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.


  • Able to work as a team leader and builder/member.
  • Maintains positive presence in all situations.
  • Able to work with diverse populations.
  • Professional appearance and behavior.
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Able to research, analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Adhere to drug free/tobacco free workplace policy.
  • Desire to work in a YMCA setting in accordance with the YMCA mission.

Essential Functions


  • To support Food Service Department policies, philosophies & procedures
  • Responsible for Food Service and Dining Hall operations.
  • Responsible for meals and baked goods served to guests.
  • Prepare meals as dictated by the menu while maintaining strict budgeted food and labor costs.
  • Responsible for kitchen cleanliness, ensuring that all work areas (and equipment) are kept clean, sanitary, secure, maintained and safe at all times, in accordance with the Alabama health and sanitation codes and America Camping Association standards.
  • Work scheduled shifts, weekends, as well as supporting special events and functions associated with Camp Cha la kee YMCA (i.e. weddings; family reunions; receptions; etc).
  • Regular consultation with the Camp Director regarding problems or concerns associated with product ordering or food preparation in order to consistently provide high quality well cooked meals.
  • Review daily tasks for staff and monitor work hours as established by the Camp Director and Alabama labor law.
  • Responsible for opening and closing the kitchen on assigned shifts and for the completion of Kitchen Manager Reports and Food Production Records.
  • Support control of inventory and overall security of the Camp Dining Hall, including staff access. Also rotate inventory in accordance with First In First Out principle.
  • To maintain personal cleanliness; Meet health and sanitation requirements including wearing a hat/hair net, apron & gloves and hand washing as required by assigned tasks and Alabama Health & Sanitation codes.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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