Job title: Camp RIO Chef (Immediate Opening)

Company: IDEA Public Schools Careers

Job description: Description

Position at IDEA Public Schools

Role Mission: The Camp Chef ensures that appropriate quantities of food are prepared, portioned, and served to Campers. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: cutting/chopping fruits & vegetables, following recipes, adhering to established kitchen processes, monitoring of campers during meal periods (i.e monitoring for appropriate behavior, encouraging campers to try different foods and kitchen and eating area cleaning duties -sweeping, mopping, wiping tables, washing dishes, disposing of trash).


Manage Camp food budget & Place kitchen orders.

  • The chef must place kitchen orders to fulfill our meal requirements for all Camp RIO campers each week.
  • The chef must manage the food budget to maintain sufficient funds for the entire year.
  • Food orders must be placed in a timely manner to avoid delays.

Maintain an 85% (or higher) employee retention rate for the Camp team

  • Participate in weekly employee huddles by active listening on topics presented by the managers
  • Understand the importance of showing up for their scheduled shifts. When not able, calls the manager with ample time as allow alternate plans to be created
  • Ensure team is acting with utmost respect to one another, report any potential issues to Operations Manager
  • Report any safety hazards quickly to the managers so they can be addressed for repair or reported to the Operations Manager
  • Address and help resolve employee conflict quickly
  • Ask questions or requests additional training as needed to continue own growth and development
  • 85% (13/15) of Camp Rio year round staff members on staff as of July 1, 2021 will return to IDEA Public Schools for the 22-23 school year.

Maintain an 85% (or higher) on time food delivery.

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) must be delivered on time.
  • All meals are prepared to a high standard and each component of meal prepared on time.
  • Monthly menus are complete and made available to managers by the 15th of the preceding month.

Prepare the team for zero findings in external and internal follow up audit(s) with 100% of food production records completed by LDOS.

  • Rotate milk product to ensure quality & freshness on daily basis
  • Ensure low quality food (burnt, dry) is not served to participants; report issues to the Operations Manager
  • Ensure correct portion/serving size during production and service to our participants
  • Keep the eating area & kitchen clean and presentable
  • Report any pest/rodent issues immediately to Operations Manager

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:

  • Believes in and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism, and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.


  • Mission Focus- focuses on IDEA’s core purpose of getting all students into college.
  • Record of Results – holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intended goals.
  • Problem Solving – able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable goals.
  • Communication – effectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniques.
  • Continuous Improvement – proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisions.


  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Experience: 2+ years in food service, restaurant, or hospitality industry
  • Licenses or Certifications (if applicable): Local or state recognized food safety certification

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to understand food recipes and gather materials and product needed for execution of menu items.
  • Basic understanding of food safety and sanitation practices in food production.
  • Working knowledge of kitchen production procedures that includes set up, food production, service, clean up and resetting
  • Ability to operate kitchen equipment, tools, and utensils.
  • Ability to perform basic math skill.
  • Works well under pressure in a team setting.
  • Ability to lift, bend, pull, push, twist.
  • Works well around children and has basic skills to provide customer service.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

Expected salary:

Location: Brownsville, TX

Job date: Sun, 19 Dec 2021 06:12:48 GMT

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