Kitchen Supervisor / Head Cook

Crane Lake Discovery Camp

Helping boys aged 10-15 discover life skills for a better future


  • Kitchen Supervisor

Position Details

  • Full-time
  • Two-year term
  • Living on-site (housing provided)

About Crane Lake Discovery Camp

Crane Lake Discovery Camp is a therapeutic wilderness camp for boys aged 10-15 near Mactier, Ontario. Our intensive program helps boys discover life skills for a better future. Since 2005, we have impacted the lives of over 250 boys in our summer camp. We are shifting to a year-round program in 2023, opening our doors to boys who are not thriving in the traditional education system. Joining us now, you can both join an established program and be part of pioneering the year-round program.

About this role

The Kitchen Supervisor leads the kitchen in ensuring that all meals are prepared for campers and staff. The role requires a mature person who is able to plan ahead, prepare balanced meals and delegate responsibilities to others.


  • In charge of all food purchases
  • Plan monthly menus
  • Keep current with dietary and nutrition regulations
  • Keep kitchen clean
  • Keep food properly stored and refrigerated
  • Ensure properly balanced meals
  • Understand the food groups
  • Regularly check freezer temperature
  • Ensure and maintain properly required hygiene and cleanliness

Skills and Qualifications

  • Mature, dedicated Christian
  • Committed to building & maintaining healthy family relationships
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good understanding of nutrition
  • Experience in preparing nutritionally balanced meals
  • Ability to make wise purchases
  • Ability to plan ahead
  • Flexibility to deal with shifting priorities and schedules.
  • Food Handler Certificate

Why you should work at Crane Lake Discovery Camp

  • Team. You like to live and work with other amazing people. We are a small community on a mission – to help boys achieve their potential through our therapeutic wilderness camp. We run as a team and work together.
  • Wilderness. You love being in the great outdoors. You love canoeing, fishing, swimming, camping, building campfires.
  • Meaning. You want your life to make a difference. You want to work with people and see the impact of your efforts.
  • Faith. You want to put your faith into action. You have a strong relationship with God, and you want to walk each day with God and take a risk for him. You know his love, and you want to help others know him too.
  • Pioneer. You like to have a voice in your work, and to innovate and create. A cubicle isn’t your thing; you are in your element faced with a difficult problem and finding a way to solve it. You think outside the box.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Closing date is Feb 28, 2023. Position starts June 2023.

Read more

We are hiring. Are you a cook who loves to care for people through food? Are you looking for a new opportunity? Crane Lake Discovery Camp is looking for an extraordinary person to take leadership of the kitchen at Crane Lake, feeding about 30 people on a daily basis. The tasks might look like any other head cook position: planning menus, ordering supplies, cooking, baking, supervising staff. But here you will be joining a team on a mission: helping boys discover life skills for a better future. Every boy who leaves camp talks about the food. Your position is central to bringing nourishment, hope, and care to these boys. Our kitchen is new, with large windows overlooking pine trees. Not ready for a head cook (Kitchen Supervisor) position? We are also looking for general Kitchen Staff. Come join our team.

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