Head Cook

Audubon Center of the North Woods
Volunteer Opportunities - Short Term
Sandstone, MN

Head Cook – job overview

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

Food Preparation

  • Food prep and cooking for a variety of age groups and group sizes
  • Help lead and mentor staff in food preparation, cooking and presentation
  • Intake food deliveries and ensure proper storage  


  • Clean kitchen after meals including dishwashing, food storage, sweep, mop, garbage
  • Keep kitchen clean through regular cleaning and periodic deep cleans

Menu planning/food ordering

  • Assist Food Service Manager in developing menus as needed
  • Occasionally assist in food ordering as needed

Continuing Education

  • Attend workshops and seminars to continually add culinary skills and menu ideas

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Up‐to‐date food handling and food safety certification(s) preferred
  • 3 years minimum experience as a cook/chef
  • Ability to work flexible hours including mornings/afternoons/evenings and weekends
  • Ability to lead, motivate and delegate
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Positive, flexible attitude


  • Full‐time hourly employee
  • Hourly wage is $14
  • 10 annual Holidays
  • 3 weeks annual PTO (Paid‐Time‐Off)
  • Full Health Care Plan
  • Option to purchase Dental Health Care
  • Employer retirement IRA match of 3% 
  • Opportunity to attend various trainings throughout the year

To Apply:

Send letter of resume (or job application) with

contact information to:

Wendy Iverson, Food Service Manager


Audubon Center of the North Woods

PO Box 530, Sandstone, MN  55072

Fax 320‐245‐5272