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  • Executive Chef / Food & Beverage Manager

    Bethel Horizons
    Job Description


    The Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Manager provides oversight for food service at Bethel Horizons. This position will coordinate all cooking at Bethel Horizons. This position will also be responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory of food and other supplies needed for food service operations. This position will supervise various hourly employees to support the food service and efforts.


    The Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Manager is accountable to the Executive Director for the quality and delivery of work produced. The Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Manager will work with individual Program Directors and other camp staff as needed for various tasks. The Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Manager will supervise various hourly and volunteer positions to support the work of providing food service for all groups at Bethel Horizons.


    PART-TIME/FULL-TIME: Full-Time LOCATION: Bethel Horizons – Dodgeville, WI


    COMPENSATION: Commensurate with education and experience



    • Create and implement menus for programs and retreats at Bethel Horizons - Menus will need to accommodate dietary needs and audience (for example, summer camp with children vs. high end adult groups)
    • Cook meals for all groups at Bethel Horizons
    • From April - September, additional cooks will be hired to assist with cooking as needed
    • From October - March, this position will be the primary cook with additional cooks hired as needed

    Food Service Management

    • Maintain inventory of food and supplies through various vendors


    • Hire (with assistance), train and supervise hourly employees for support of Food Service
    • Create training standards for Food Service positions


    • Other duties as assigned


    • Willingness to work in an environment committed to fostering a better understanding of God, Self, Others and Nature.
    • Graduate of an accredited Culinary school of ACF certified equivalent
    • ServSafe Certified
    • Ability to take initiative is required
    • Strong organizational skills required


    Bethel Horizons is a year-round facility located on more than 548 acres of prairie, forests, wetlands and valleys bordering Governor Dodge State Park. Through its outdoor summer camp, retreat and event center, adventure courses and art education campus, it endeavors to develop and perpetuate a physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual environment which will strengthen and enhance the understanding of a person’s relation to God, Self, Others, and Nature. Horizons is affiliated with Bethel Lutheran Church-ELCA, Madison, Wisconsin and accredited by the American Camp Association. It is a member of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, an association of ELCA camps across the country. www.bethelhorizons.org

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: Up to $40,000.00 per year


    • Flexible schedule
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Retirement plan


    • Weekend availability

    COVID-19 considerations:
    Yes. We require all staff and guests to wear masks indoors except when eating or in their sleeping quarters. We also ask all guests to complete a COVID screening as they arrive to camp.


    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


    • Supervising Experience: 1 year (Preferred)
    • Cooking: 3 years (Preferred)


    • Serv Safe Manager Certification (Preferred)
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