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Cook Position at an Island Lodge Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

  • Date Posted May 30, 2017
  • Location Saint Simons Island, GA
  • Category Culinary
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description Prized for its pristine natural beauty, gracious hospitality and secluded worlds-away appeal, Little St. Simons Island is one of the crown jewels of Georgia's famed Golden Isles and offers 7 miles of pristine beaches and 11,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness for exploration and relaxation. Privately owned and accessible only by boat, Little St. Simons Island has just 16 guest rooms to accommodate up to 32 overnight guests. The island is a paradise for nature lovers and offers a host of recreational, naturalist-led experiences including birding, boating, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, interpretive tours, beachcombing, fishing and swimming.

Creature comforts include gracious accommodations in six charming cottages, delicious family style meals featuring farm-to-table cuisine including produce from the islands own organic garden and genuine Southern hospitality. The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island has received much acclaim including: "#1 in the Top 20 Resorts in the American South, #5 in the Top 10 Best Resorts in the U.S. and #49 in the Top 50 Best Resorts in the World" by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2016. Visit our website www.LittleSSI.com for more information. Job Description

The Cook is a full-time hourly (40 hrs/week) position assisting the Chef and Sous Chef with preparing delicious meals for the Lodge guests and staff. The farm-to-table cuisine includes produce from the Island's organic garden as well as fresh ingredients from other local farms, producers and local fishermen. The position requires that the successful applicant live on the island. Housing, utilities and meals are provided. Due to our unique situation and limited accommodations we are unable to accommodate spouses/ children. No pets are permitted on the island.

Responsibilities: Due to the intimate size of the Lodge's dining room operation, the chefs and cooks all share the dining room and kitchen duties. Over the course of a work week, the cook prepares menu items from scratch including soups, salads, sauces, marinades, entrees, and desserts under the direction of the Chef and Sous Chef. They also assist with setting, serving and clearing the dining room as well as cleanup and dishes in the kitchen. In addition, they spend time in the garden in order to have a full understanding of the food being grown on the island.

Qualifications: High School graduate with a minimum of one year of demonstrated relevant culinary qualification or scratch-cooking experience in a hotel, resort or quality restaurant. Additional culinary training or degree and Servesafe certification preferred. Enthusiasm, ability to work as a team and comfortable living on a barrier island are a must. Drug test and background screening required. No visible tattoos, visible body piercing (except ears) or unnatural hair color or hairstyles

Benefits: Housing, utilities and meals are included, employer paid health & dental Insurance, 401k with company match, paid vacation and holidays, opportunity to live and work on an extraordinary undeveloped private island sanctuary in coastal Georgia.

Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, under $15/hr How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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