YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley
  • 17-Mar-2023 to 07-Apr-2023 (CST)
  • Camp Staff
  • Buffalo, IA, USA
  • 12.00 per hour $12.00/hr
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Seasonal employees enjoy a free individual Y membership and participation in the Y retirement program! (must meet hourly eligibility requirements)

Perks of working at the Y!

  • Free individual YMCA membership! Discounts on programs
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Competitive Wages
  • Career Development

PAY RATE: $12.00/hr

A camp cook is responsible for creating recipes and preparing all meals served at an outdoor, tourism, child care, or recreation facility. This person also monitors the safety and sanitary levels of activities within the kitchen to ensure that the food is cooked in a clean and safe environment. Camp cooks prepare and make a large amount of food for campers, camp staff, or guests while working efficiently off of a budget.


  1. Serve as a role model to members, and Y staff and, at all times live the mission, vision and values of the YMCA movement while being an active part of the camp community.
  2. Work to insure the safety of every individual on camp property.
  3. Assist in preparation of food as the menu indicates and set up food, supplies, and utensils for dining hall distribution.
  4. Able to read and interpret recipes, calculate different measurement amounts as needed based upon the number of individuals being served.
  5. Store food and leftovers at proper temperature as well as clean and maintain all food-preparation and storage areas and wash all dishes, serving and preparation equipment, and utensils according to regulated washing methods and temperature.
  6. Participate in and solicit others to participate in necessary YMCA financial development efforts, specifically the Annual Campaign.
  7. Maintain certifications listed under Certificates and Other Requirements.
  8. Adherence to all policies and procedures of the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley.
  9. Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations including knowledge of emergency procedures and location of emergency equipment.
  10. Regular and timely adherence to respective schedule/meetings.
  11. All other duties as assigned by the Branch Executive.


  1. No experience is necessary, but prior cook experience preferred.


  1. Must be able to pass background check
  2. Safe Serve certification preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift more than 30 pounds including unloading food, carry trays and dishes, lifting supplies and equipment as needed.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to large cooking appliances and tools found in a kitchen environment. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to loud depending upon the task at hand and activities occurring. Primarily the position is indoors but may require going outdoors to help unload food delivery or deliver lunch to outdoor groups. While the majority of this position is indoors, the employee could experience daily exposure to outdoor conditions which will vary depending upon the weather, including but not limited to, sun, heat, humidity, rain, cold, snow, etc. Must be able to handle regular exposure to outdoor plants and animals such as poison ivy/oak, bugs, snakes, bats, etc.

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