Chef (temporary)

The Mountain School is seeking a temporary chef to join our team for the spring 2020 semester. The job of chefs at our school is to creatively transform vegetables and meat from our home farm into daily meals for approximately 75 students, staff, faculty, and guests. Chefs take the lead on menu planning and production for assigned meals, provide support for other meals, and work as a team to ensure the smooth execution of operations in the kitchen and dining room. 


  • Create seasonal menus using vegetables, meat, and other staples from the home farm and local suppliers

  • Complete daily meal plans, prep lists and student work assignments

  • Provide diverse, nourishing offerings and accommodate special dietary needs

  • Work to minimize waste and spoilage and care for supplies in stock

  • Ensure clean, safe, organized workflow, especially when working with students

  • Practice proper lifting techniques and safe use of all tools and equipment.

  • Receive, rotate, and properly store incoming orders and supplies

  • Participate in regular team meetings to communicate and improve operations

  • Maintain high standards of quality, nutrition and presentation  

 Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities

  •  Minimum of 3-5 years hands-on cooking in a professional kitchen (restaurant, school or other institution) or equivalent schooling

  • Experience with plant-forward menus, or vegan and vegetarian menus

  • Experience with food preservation, growing one’s own food, or hunting  

  • Experience living in or working in a close-knit community

  • Availability to work weekends and evenings as required

  • Strong communication skills, and a willingness to work with individuals from all backgrounds 

  • High level of organization, time-management, and the ability to multitask  

  • Self-directed, solution oriented, and enthusiastic about our mission

This job description is intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as needed.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to maneuver on uneven ground, carry and lift up to 50 pounds, and be able perform daily repetitive hand motions as they pertain to cooking and baking.


Competitive salary based on relevant experience.

Application Process

Please submit resume and cover letter to Alison Baker, Dining Manager

Application Deadline

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.