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Job ID #743

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Tall Timber Ranch

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LocationLeavenworth, Washington (USA)
SubmittedMay 26, 2017
TitleFood Service Director
ResponsibilitiesCommitted Christian Food Services Director sought to lead our department in a stunning wilderness setting where we offer excellent hospitality and great camp and retreat groups an opportunity to disconnect from tech and reconnect to each other.
We serve youth, young adults and families on the border of Glacier Peak Wilderness. Nestled between two rivers with 7000 foot peaks all around the camp we serve 40,000 meals a year to our guests who see the kitchen as the heart of the camp. As the Food Services Director you get to interact with our guests regularly as this kitchen is not a behind the scenes kitchen but rather in the heart of our lodge, the main building for gathering at Tall Timber. We can seat up to 225 people in the lodge. Check out our website for more information today.

PURPOSE: To minister to guests through preparing and supervising all meals.

ACCOUNTABILITY: This person is employed by Tall Timber and is accountable to the Board through the Executive Director. The Assistant Director will provide direct supervision.


Roles and responsibilities

1) To assure the preparation of all meals and snacks. Percentage of Time Spent: 60%

-Inventory food supplies weekly.
-Prepare menus as needed.
-Place weekly food orders as needed.
-Provide for the preparation of all meals and snacks.

2) To supervise all kitchen help. Percentage of Time Spent: 10%

-Provide needed supervision and assistance for staff and volunteers assisting in tasks within Supervisor's area of responsibility, including: Summer and part-time food service staff, volunteers, and dish helpers.
-Train all part-time food service staff.

3) To assure safety, good health and order in the kitchen. Percentage of Time Spent: 10%

-Communicate Tall Timber kitchen and other policies to staff & guests in a positive manner.
-Provide for the cleaning of the kitchen and dish washing areas.
-Provide for the storage of all perishables to protect against waste or spoilage.
-Report maintenance problems to the Manager.
-Adhere to all other State Food Service Regulations.
-Train the food service employees and volunteers in the safe handling and care of all kitchen equipment.

4) Keep accurate records of all food service areas. Percentage of Time Spent: 5 %

-Submit Food Service Employee Time Records.
-Monitor the Food Service budget. (Including labor, food and supplies)

5) Assist with operational tasks when the kitchen is not in service. Percentage of Time Spent: 10%

-Maintain the basic functioning of equipment in the kitchen
-During times when food service is not being provided other assignments as arranged with the Assistant Director will be completed.

6) Build and maintain staff unity. Percentage Of Time Spent: 5 %

-Follow all policies found in the Tall Timber Staff Manual.
-Attend staff training events and staff meetings.
-Participate in staff Bible study and devotional times.
-Follow Grievance Policy and participate in any special sessions to facilitate unity or healing of staff relations.


Skills: Must possess demonstrated skills in the following areas:

-Food Service Management
-Interpersonal Relations
-Team Player
-Excellent Communicator (oral and written)
-Planning and scheduling
-Google Apps, Internet, and Computer proficiency related to Food Service
-Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Knowledge and Experience:

-An enthusiastic personal relationship with and commitment to Jesus Christ and a genuine love for the Church, both of which are reflected in lifestyle.
-A basic understanding of the unique Ministry of Christian Camping.
-Have or be willing to obtain a valid Washington State Health Card.
-Have or be willing to obtain a valid Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification or equivalent.

-A comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of food preparation and service. Prefer at least three years’ experience with a food service program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Successful experience in supervision of multiple staff.


-An agreement with the policies of Tall Timber.
-An agreement with the Statement of Belief.
-An agreement with the Philosophy of Camping.
-A commitment to the health and safety of all guests and staff.
-A commitment to building and maintaining staff unity.
-A willingness to work within the lines of authority.
-An openness to learn in all areas.
-A commitment that the appearance and the preservation of the natural surroundings will be a primary consideration for all work.
-A willingness to live and work within the unique context of the Tall Timber setting.
-An understanding of and willingness to work with differing theological perspectives in the Christian tradition (in process)

TIME: There are no set hours for this position. Seasonal variations prevail.


The Assistant Director will conduct an annual performance review in the Fall. (An initial assessment will take place at the end of six months.) There will be a comprehensive review every three years. Compensation review will ordinarily be done at a different time from performance review.


This position is full-time; the term is indefinite.

This is not an employment contract.

Email your cover letter and a resume to Dave Saugen, Executive Director today,

Time: Full-Time Seasonal
Salary: Paid
Category: Food Services

Job Contact:
Dave Saugen
(509) 763-3127 work
(509) 860-6596 cell

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Tall Timber is located in a stunning natural sanctuary, set apart by God just for you, bordering Glacier Peak Wilderness where we offer year round retreats, camps and off-site adventures for youth, adults and families. Come experience the wilderness setting where we serve campers and guest groups of 15-150, just 2 hours NE of Seattle.
Pay$48K includes benefits
TimelineFull Time Year-Round
Other Information
AcceptingChristian Applicants Only
This business isA Christian business
Other DetailsWe are a wilderness based camp. We have heavy winters. You must like snow, living where you work and an intentional community of sorts as you live where you work. Housing is provided.
Contact Information
ContactDave Saugen
Contact Address27875 White River Road
Leavenworth, WA

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