Bring your food values deliciously to life as the Culinary Arts Specialist at Eden Village West! You’ll work with the abundance of our farm and orchard to teach farm-to-table cooking skills and inspire young people to have autonomy over what they eat and where their food comes from. Get creative with fresh goat milk from our goats, eggs from our chickens and an abundance of farm fresh veggies, inspiring deep gratitude for the land and communities that feed us. Guide campers in learning everything from knife skills and kitchen safety to how to make fresh pasta, pickles, bread, ice cream, fermented foods, canned goodies and so much more!
About Eden Village West
Eden Village West is an organic farm-to-table residential Jewish camp in Sonoma County, California with a 6-week overnight summer program as well as other farm programming throughout the spring and fall. Our campers enjoy farming, wilderness and homesteading skills, culinary arts, music, and sports as they become empowered to promote a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world for all.
Prior experience as an educator
Basic knowledge of farm to table cooking including but not limited to: knife safety skills, basic cooking techniques, fermentation, pickling, vegan and gluten free baking, incorporating seasonal produce, and reducing food waste.
Must love being organized and ready to caretake a space used by 100+ community members.
Work well on a team and be open to direction from your supervisor.
Specialists must be at least 18 years old and are expected to live on site at Eden Village Camp for the summer season and attend staff training
Prepare and teach 3-4 lessons/programs every day for campers ages 8-16 on farm to table cooking.
Keep all cooking spaces clean and organized to health department standards.
Able to manage camper allergies and food restrictions safely and responsibly.
Ideally, you can help draw connections between being Jewish & farm to table cooking... we can help with that.
Flexible and able to go with the flow as challenges arise
Community-minded with an emphasis on intentional Jewish community experience
Excited to work with kids
All staff at Eden Village, regardless of their job, should expect to support the running of the camp in a variety of ways that are not outlined here. As a community working collectively to keep 135 children safe and happy, each summer is full of unexpected blessings and challenges. We rely on our staff’s flexibility to meet those challenges.
Why you’ll love it!
Experience a deep community with a vibrant staff of 75 young people from all over the world! Our community values skills sharing, spiritual growth, and inclusivity.
You’ll enjoy three kosher, organic, locally sourced meals a day.
We have a secret staff lounge that is stocked with awesome staff snacks, and a not-so-secret not-so-little FARM full of fresh off the vine snacks! We’re munching on cherry tomatoes, squash, strawberries, cucumbers, and so much more all summer long.
You get to hang out with goats!
We have staff fun activities that take place 2-3 times a week, facilitated by your fellow staff members!
You’ll inspire kids to be more playful, kind, caring, joyful, and grateful- changing their lives and the world!
Dates: Click here to find out about this season’s dates!
Starting Compensation: $3,000 base salary, additional compensation DOE + Room and Board
Time Off: All staff receive one 24-hour day off per week, and at least 1 hour off every day
Apply here: Culinary Arts Specialist