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Dish/Prep at Earthrise

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is seeking a highly effective, results oriented, customer-service focused professional to serve as Dishwasher/Prep person. Experience in hotel/hospitality/retreat center/kitchen a plus.

We seek a part-time and/or full-time, punctual, reliable, hardworking, flexible professional Dish/Prep who is immediately available to work weekday and weekend evening shifts (2pm-9pm) and occasional holidays. Applicants must have reliable transportation as we are inaccessible by public transit.  Natural, whole food experience a plus.

The EarthRise Kitchen team is part of the larger IONS campus, helping provide meals and hospitality services to both our guests at the EarthRise Retreat Center and the staff of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

We prioritize repurposing ingredients and value zero-waste modalities of working in the kitchen.  Applicant must be able to plan menus on the go with special attention to guests’ needs and dietary restrictions and be able to redirect gracefully when things go unexpectedly.

We are a creative and respectful work environment where you’re treated like a human being with flexibility in schedule. We encourage having fun while we work hard. We love what we do and hope you do, too. There is no yelling in this kitchen.  We strive for the balance between playfulness and professionalism, guaranteeing that both guests and staff have an amazing experience. Creative and intuitive cooking is highly valued and encouraged.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Upholding EarthRise Retreat Center’s standards of excellence
  • Customer Service/Front of House
    • Providing courteous and friendly customer service
    • Answering customer questions
    • Helping to accommodate those with special dietary needs
  • Prep Work/Cooking
    • Following the direction of the lead cook
    • Utilizing safety and sanitation procedures (serve-safe certification required – after employment okay)
    • Maintaining kitchen area, equipment, utensils in a clean and orderly condition
    • Cleaning and preparing various foods for cooking and serving
    • Setting up and breaking down buffet table
    • Rotating and maintaining order in dry storage
    • Rotating and maintaining order in walk-in
    • Rotating stock in reach-in fridge and cleaning interior and exterior as necessary
  • Clean Up of the Kitchen
    • Sweeping/mopping floors
    • Wiping/sanitizing counters
    • Putting dishes away
    • Putting leftover food away with date and expiration date
    • Breaking down coffee area at night
    • Bringing compost and recycling outside and covering tightly at night
    • Sanitizing all counters and sinks (including floor drains as necessary)
    • Cleaning flat top, range, top of oven
  • Garbage/Compost/Recycling
    • Trading out buckets
    • Bringing the above to the dumpsters
    • Washing compost buckets
    • Washing down and organizing loading dock
  • Dishwashing/Cleaning Dish Room
    • Cleaning dishes
    • Replacing dishes for next meal
    • Breaking down and cleaning dish machine
    • Sweeping/mopping the floor at night
    • Replacing compost and recycling bucket for next shift
  • Clean-up of the Dining and Serving Areas
    • Sweeping/Mopping the Floors
    • Wiping Down/Sanitizing Tables
    • Clearing Remaining Dishes from Tables
    • Lowering Umbrellas at night
  • Snacks
    • Putting Together Cheese Plates and Fruit
    • Bringing Cups, Plates, Mugs, and Napkins
    • Fresh Coffee
  • Coffee
    • Brewing both regular and decaf as needed
    • Keeping both regular and decaf grounds stocked
    • Refreshing half-n-half as needed
    • Keeping area clean and orderly
    • Stocking teas
    • Replacing garbage with clean can liner
  • Whatever comes up that needs doing/fulfilling management’s requests
    • Communicating with staff and management

Wage negotiable depending on experience; meal(s) provided during shift. Benefits package available if eligible (Health, Dental, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick time).

Apply with resume and cover letter by email only. No phone calls please.

APPLY FOR Dish/Prep Position

Lead Cook at EarthRise

We seek a part-time and/or full-time, punctual, reliable, hardworking, flexible professional Lead Cook who is immediately available to work weekday and weekend day-time shifts (6:30am-2:30pm) and evening shifts (2pm-9pm) and occasional holidays. Applicants must have reliable transportation as we are inaccessible by public transit. Natural, whole food experience a plus.

The EarthRise Kitchen team is part of the larger IONS campus, helping provide meals and hospitality services to both our guests of the EarthRise Retreat Center, and the staff of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

We prioritize repurposing ingredients and value zero-waste modalities of working in the kitchen. Applicant must be able to plan menus on the go with special attention to guests’ needs and dietary restrictions and be able to redirect gracefully when things go unexpectedly.

We are a creative and respectful work environment where you’re treated like a human being with flexibility in schedule. We encourage having fun while we work hard. We love what we do and hope you do, too. There is no yelling in this kitchen. We strive for the balance between playfulness and professionalism, guaranteeing the guest and staff an amazing experience. Creative and intuitive cooking highly valued and encouraged.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading the preparation of Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner with a crew of 1 to 4 others.
  • Competency in both meat and vegan/vegetarian cooking and comfortable with global cuisine techniques and ingredients.
  • Ability to plan seasonal menus paying attention to produce availability, weather, group dynamics, and overall re-purposing of food needs.
  • Setting up and breaking-down buffet and hospitality services. Putting leftover food away with date and expiration date.
  • Unloading order deliveries, communicating inventory needs to supervisors, adjusting menus based on orders and produce FIFO needs.
  • Deep cleaning projects and ongoing daily cleaning and sanitation.
  • Serve Safe Handlers Card or be able to prove completion within 30 days of hire.
  • Construct menus ensuring variety, low waste, and quality of servings.
  • Ability to accurately gauge amounts of food to prepare for ever-changing group numbers and ability to think on your feet when food runs out.
  • Provide courteous and friendly customer service and front of house guidance.
  • Ability to field and answer guest’s requests and questions or communicate to appropriate person when needed.
  • Clear and strong communication skills necessity; must be able to lead staff with clear directions, be able to demonstrate desired outcomes and to be patient.
  • Maintain kitchen, dining and dish area, equipment, utensils and service/platter ware in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Rotate and maintain order in dry storage, walk-in, freezer and all prep spaces. Rotate stock in reach-in fridge and cleaning interior and exterior as necessary.
  • Clean the kitchen, including sweeping/mopping floors, wiping/sanitizing counters, bringing compost and recycling bins to outside area, general maintenance and daily set up and break down.

Wage negotiable depending on experience; meal(s) provided during shift. Benefits package available if eligible (Health, Dental, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick time).

Apply with resume and cover letter by email only. No phone calls please.

APPLY FOR LEAD COOK Position

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New job openings are posted on our website regularly. Please check back frequently to see new positions as they become available. Feel free to submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@noetic.org so we can keep it on file for future job openings.

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The Institute of Noetic Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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