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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Kitchen Staff in San Francisco, California

Job Descriptions:

Camp Mendocino is a residential summer camp located in Northern California. All Camp Employees are expected to live, sleep and work at Camp. Camp Mendocino provides meals and lodging for the duration of the employment period.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) is dedicated to providing children and teens with safe, fun places to learn and grow, with professional staff to offer support and guidance, serving as caring mentors and role models. One aspect of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's programs is Camp Mendocino (our residential summer camp). Camp Mendocino is a nationally recognized program where staff members work with youth ages 8 to 17 of all backgrounds to help them gain the qualities and skills needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.

Camp is located four hours north of San Francisco and spread over 2,000 acres. We provide transportation between San Francisco and Camp at the start and end of the summer.

We offer a wide range of activities at Camp including: swimming, a four part challenge course, mountain biking, archery, dance and drama, arts and crafts, environmental education, sports, overnight camping, and much more!

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View other exciting career opportunities with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco by viewing our webpage at

The Kitchen Staff provide high quality service to all campers, staff, and guests in the dining hall. The kitchen staff team preps and serves meals, clean the kitchen area, and work as a close team. Entry-level kitchen staff should have basic large-volume food prep and knife skills. Some additional skills can be learned on the job.


  • Prep work for high-volume meals (serving 300+ guests each meal)

  • Maintaining food quality and sanitation standards

  • Ability to maintain accurate records, understand and carry out oral instructions; flexibility and ability to follow instructions

  • Keep kitchen and equipment clean and organized

  • Serve food to campers, staff, and guests

  • Dishwashing as needed

  • Work with Camp Mendocino’s COVID-19 team to follow all health and safety protocols

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience:


  • Experience working in a commercial kitchen

  • Experience cooking for large groups

  • Knowledge of standards of food preparation and serving, and kitchen procedures

  • Strong work ethic

  • Work well under pressure

  • Ability to work with youth in a positive manner

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Good communication skills


  • Food Handling Certification

  • Experience working with youth

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Experience working in a summer camp environment


  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.

  • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for at least 3 miles

  • Must be able to be stand for 8 hours (with breaks)

  • Must be able to work in temperatures ranging from 30° to 100°

SCHEDULE: Temporary/Seasonal position. Applicants should be available June 16 - August 2, 2021 to work & live on-site at our Camp location in Northern California (Mendocino County). Please note that any offer of employment and/or start date are contingent on BGCSF's response to the COVID-19 virus. An offer may be rescinded or the start date adjusted, depending on the needs of the organization during this unprecedented global pandemic.

Keyword: Summer Camp, California, Cook, Youth

From: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco