Food Service Manager/Head Cook - PD

Food Service Manager/Head Cook, Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp, Southold, NY

Position Summary:

The Food Service Manager/Head Cook is responsible for supervising all food preparation and service operations.Assist with the selection of cooks and kitchen assistants. Develop weekly menus and meals that are nutritionally complete and reasonably accommodate special dietary needs or restrictions. Procures food and supplies and monitors expenses. Maintain inventory of all kitchen materials and equipment and submit orders for replacement when needed. Schedule and supervise kitchen assistants and cooks. Ensure that food preparation, service and storage comply with NYSDOH regulations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must meet age requirements for the position set by the NYS Department of Health (minimum 18 years of age)
  • Possess a current Suffolk County Department of Health Food Managers Certificate.
  • 1-2 years previous experience with increasing responsibility in a kitchen.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted nutrition guidelines.
  • Able to operate commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Able to lift 20-50 lbs.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training or education as a chef or cook. Experience as a camp cook.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: $25.00 per hour (for full summer)

Benefits: No Benefits

Date Position Available: June 1, 2021 – September 3, 2021


Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  1. Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  2. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  3. Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

Apply HERE

Questions, please contact:

Lexi Linn, PDC Office Manager
Cornell Cooperative Extension – Suffolk County
423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 852 – 8629, Ext. 8,

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 or via email at

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated March 9, 2021