|Reports to:||Food Service Director|
|Status:||Full-time or Part-time, non-exempt (hourly)|
|Salary:||Starting $14.50-$16.50 DOE|
|Posting date:||September 15, 2021|
Founded in 1978, Eagle Bluff is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As a year-round residential environmental learning center, we provide accredited education programs and outdoor adventures to over 16,000 children, adults, and families each year. We are located in rural southeastern Minnesota, just a few miles from the small historic town of Lanesboro in Fillmore County. Through hands-on learning in nature, we aim for people to leave Eagle Bluff with experiences that stick with them and inspire them to become lifelong stewards of the environment. Providing guests with an outstanding food service experience is essential to the success of our programs.
Eagle Bluff provides food service to overnight and day use groups such as schools, summer camps, and adult retreats on both weekdays and many weekends (especially in the summer). Our campus can accommodate 248 overnight guests and on transition days it is not uncommon for the dining hall to serve 500 meals for lunch. Food service is also an important benefit to the 12 staff living onsite and participating in our Fellowship training program. All other staff have the option to eat lunch onsite when food service is served.
We are seeking individuals who will join our food service team in preparing high quality, healthy food for a wide variety of user groups. Most of our guests are youth (5th-8th graders) who visit our campus for multiple days with teachers and parent chaperones. Our menu must be focused around this age group but also have the ability to satisfy adult guests. It is also essential that we are able to meet the many dietary needs of our guests and staff, which often include creating balanced, nutritious meals for non-dairy, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free items. We also strive to use locally sourced/grown products.
The culture of Eagle Bluff is centered around continuous improvement, flexibility, problem solving, and solution orientated mindsets. We are seeking team members who embrace these qualities and will ensure all guests are treated in a hospitable and welcoming manner. An ideal candidate will have a variety of life experiences, patience, a sense of humor, and a desire to learn and work hard. A typical work week is 40 hours but work days may fluctuate depending on programming which includes weekends, especially during the summer and fall.
- Cook and bake from established recipes
- Maintain a clean and sanitary work space
- Serve meals on the cafeteria line
- Assist with receiving and shelving inventory
- Depending on shift, help open or close
- Staff are occasionally asked to help in other departments
- Represent Eagle Bluff with a positive, helpful attitude
- Help prepare options for guests with dietary restrictions
- No prior experience in food service needed. Willing to train.
- Able to be flexible and work with interruptions in a positive manner and in an environment with a number of staff, students, and parents/guardians often present
- Able to maintain self-control under stressful situations and workload pressures without exhibiting negative behaviors (e.g., loss of temper, rudeness, use of foul language, etc.)
- Must be available for flexible hours/schedules as needed by schedule.
- Willingness to serve guests who are diverse and have a wide range of dietary needs.
- Maintain a positive attitude and style that contributes to the overall public relations of Eagle Bluff
- COVID-19, tetanus, and influenza vaccinations unless the employees has an exemption/reasonable accommodation due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief.
- Experience in food service or formal training in a wide variety of food preparation and presentation.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
- Stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.
- Reach with hands and arms.
- Be on his/her feet for extended periods of time.
- Squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward.
- Use hand strength to grasp utensils or carry pots and pans.
- Frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.
- Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as crates, bags or cartons of canned food or fresh produce.
- Sometimes push/pull items such as tables, or bulk food carts.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors. The employee will work near or with food preparation equipment. The employee may occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemicals such as degreasers and sprays. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Meals during work hours
- 7 paid holidays and 5 flex days
- Professional development funds
- Opportunity to earn Food Manager Certification
- Short Term Disability and life insurance
If over 30 hours a week:
- PTO beginning at 4 weeks
- The option to receive health insurance; Eagle Bluff pays 60% of premium.
- Health Saving Account: If enrolled in an EB plan, Eagle Bluff will match up to $35 per paycheck.
- If the employee opts out of health insurance and enrolls in another/partner’s plan, Eagle Bluff will pay the employee up to $140 per month.
- Retirement accrual of 4% of gross wages
Eagle Bluff ELC
Attention: Colleen Foehrenbacher
28097 Goodview Dr.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Eagle Bluff ELC does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire. Employment will require the selected candidate to pass all background, criminal record, fingerprinting, reference checks.
Eagle Bluff ELC is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of their positions. The essential functions listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or other or which impose undue hardship on the organization.
Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.