Kitchen Cook

Kitchen Cook2018-10-12T11:52:39+00:00

Full time (40 Hours)

Schedule: Variable Hours depending on Retreat Center Events

Come join our growing team in an active Residential Program volunteer position! Our Retreat Center Kitchen is seeking a candidate that has a passion for infusing love, nourishment, and variety into our daily offerings of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the Himalayan Institute, the heart of our operation begins with the meals we provide guests and residents–truly supporting the entire organization. The ideal candidate would be responsible for working with the kitchen manager to prepare buffet style large scale dishes as well as special events. This dynamic individual can easily manage a busy environment and juggle multiple demands. The ideal candidate is someone who is friendly and cheerful, enjoys helping people, is highly organized, has the ability to multi-task and be flexible, and is a great team player.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

This position is primarily responsible for cooking, baking and prepping, potentially sourcing ingredients, and fulfilling orders as they are scheduled.

  • Culinary School Graduate or completion of certificate program desired
  • Cook, bake, recipe test, and food product development
  • Experience baking for special dietary needs, i.e. gluten-free and vegan
  • Practice creativity, efficiency, and responsibility in the kitchen
  • Interest in Ayurveda and its application in the kitchen
  • Complete appropriate food safety certifications

The Himalayan Institute is home to residents from all over the country and the world. Our community is held together by dedicated students of life who value collective responsibility and respect for all. We are looking for more than employees but for people wanting to join our community and work toward a common goal. You will be a part of our community living environment which functions on mutual respect and pride in our organizational mission.

All Residential Positions include the following:

  • A minimum commitment of one year unless otherwise stated.
  • Benefits of the Himalayan Institute Residential program, including room and board.
  • Access to yoga seminars, yoga classes, and many other opportunities to study with exceptionally experienced teachers.
  • Training and support for developing skills in your respective position.

All Internships include the following:

  • Preference to candidates who can make a minimum commitment of one year.
  • Himalayan Institute Residential program, including room and board.
  • Access to yoga seminars, yoga classes, and many other opportunities to study with exceptionally experienced teachers.
  • Training and support for developing skills in each respective internship
  • Need based financial aid available to support living expenses while you participate in the residential program.*
  • The opportunity to stay on as a part of the team after the initial internship
  • This role may be eligible for internship program consideration

*Financial aid is subject to change and may not apply to every applicant.

Join Our Team!

Complete the online application, and come join our growing team!