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Cook & Kitchen Manager High Mountain Institute, Inc.

  • Date Posted April 08, 2021
  • Location Leadville, CO
  • Category Culinary / Education
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description HMI joins the best of a traditional independent school environment with top-class outdoor education opportunities. We seek candidates who share our passion for educating adolescents to be good students and good adults. HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. In addition to a high school semester, HMI also offers a summer term for high school students, a gap semester for 18-22 year olds, and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit is an accredited, not-for-profit independent school and gap year provider
  • Our high school semester program awards academic credit for classes that align with course requirements at sending schools across the country
  • Approximately 150 motivated, high-achieving students and 30 adults participate in HMI programs each year
  • All HMI programs combine exploration of the natural world with intellectual pursuits and intentional community
  • All HMI programs involve backpacking; some also involve rock climbing and backcountry skiing
  • No previous outdoor experience is necessary to participate; many of our students are new to these activities
  • HMI awards over $800,000 annually in need-based financial aid
Job description The High Mountain Institute is seeking a Cook & Kitchen Manager, a full-time year round position including responsibilities in the areas of: on-campus food service, expedition rationing, menu planning, food ordering, budgeting, training others, and kitchen curriculum development.
Position Details:
• Oversee all HMI food service and expedition rationing
• Cook meals and food ordering
• Plan creative menus including dietary restrictions
• Train faculty, staff, and apprentices
• Teach students to plan and cook
• Intensive on then off schedule
• Oversee health code compliance
• Manage entire food budget
• Oversee general nutrition
• Provide varied and healthy meals
• Health Insurance provided
• Retirement benefits (TIAA-CREF) after 1 year
• Starting salary $35,000 - $45,000 DOE
• Start date: May 2021

Minimum Qualifications:
• 3-5 years of prior food service experience, experience supervising others in a food service setting, and experience cooking for large groups.

Desired Qualifications:
• Inspired by HMI Mission
• Highly motivated & organized individual with prior relevant experience
• Significant prior experience with providing healthy, nutritious, and alternative meals
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Budgeting experience
• Experience with, and passion for, diverse and interesting foods
• Teaching experience, culinary curriculum development
• Prior experience in rationing for backcountry expeditions
• Computer Skills (MS Word, MS Excel, Windows)
• Passion for the outdoors, working with teenagers, and local community involvement Compensation this position is : salaried, 35k-50k Application instructions
this position has been filled
DeadlineMay 31, 2021

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