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5 Apr 2018

Other Outdoor Farm to Table Line Cook

Kalu Yala – Posted by Kaluyala Provincia de CoclĂ©, Panama

Job Description

You have a passion for finding, making, and creating nutritious meals.You work well on a team and in a high paced environment. You pay attention to detail and think about safety. You enjoy discovering new local producers that can provide a regular supply of fresh, healthy food to feed up to 150 people a day. You enjoy collaborating with team members in order to create the perfect meal menus while promoting creative expression for yourself and others via culinary arts. You love working in an outdoor kitchen.

As a Kalu Yala line cook you will assist in managing our public house style, on-site kitchen while attempting to be Zero Waste and source ingredients as local and seasonal as possible. You will carry out the vision and mission of our previous Executive Chef by operating an farm to table style kitchen, utilizing the previous structured menu and skills of each kitchen team member. At our off-the-grid location, you will make sure everyone is well fed, food is delivered on time and in the right quantity, and that the kitchen is kept meticulously clean and organized.

You will work Monday through Friday and coordinate that food is set up for the weekends. You will work with your supervisor to set goals and track them throughout the semester.


1-4 years working in a commercial kitchen or degree related to culinary arts with relevant experience

Strong planner who enjoys organization

Positive attitude and self-motivated

Experience cooking for large groups

Conversational Spanish

Understanding of dietary restrictions and nutrition

Excited to connect to members of the local community

Desire to help fulfill the vision of Kalu Yala, expressed here:

Looking forward to living in a comfortable camp in Panama

Preferred Skills:

Spanish speaker

Wilderness First Responder or other medical training

CPR certified

Manual vehicle/4×4 experience

Flexible and resilient

Experience living in community

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: #outdoor, camp, cook, Institute, and off the grid.

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