Summer Posted February 13, 2024

Kitchen Manager

Sababa Beachaway


Sababa Beachaway is a co-ed residential summer camp for rising fourth through twelfth graders, located in Norfolk, Virginia. Sababa immerses campers in the magic and majesty of the beach, adds the right amount of Jewish spiritual practice, and provides a fun, non-competitive yet challenging camp experience. Sababa meaning “no worries” inspires us to be in the moment and fully present in all we do. We believe that surfing, sailing, scuba, ocean arts and ocean science promote wonder, awe, and curiosity – the cornerstones of Sababa Judaism. We celebrate that campers come from all different Jewish backgrounds, and that is what makes the Sababa Beachaway community so awesome!!!

Position Overview:

The Kitchen Manager will be responsible for overseeing the smooth operation of a camp kitchen, working closely with the Executive Chef and Operations Director in order to provide three buffet-style meals each day, for six days each week, to approximately 100 campers and 25 staff for 7 weeks. The Kitchen Manager will manage the kitchen and dining space ensuring a neat and organized facility space with the highest standards of sanitation and food safety.

In addition, the Kitchen manager will:

Ensure food is handled according to safety standards;
Assist with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner service;
In coordination with the executive chef, manage the kitchen staff’s weekly schedule;
Understand the importance of food safety standards (e.g., the importance of keeping utensils and hands clean, cooking meats thoroughly, refrigerating perishables, etc.) and Jewish dietary rules;
In coordination with chef and operations director, set up the kitchen before the start of camp and pack and inventory summer camp kitchen equipment, supplies and food items at the end of camp;
Know, understand, and implement emergency action plans when needed;
Evaluate current season and make recommendations for the following year; and
Other related duties as assigned.


Minimum of three years of experience in camp or institutional food service or a professional high volume kitchen environment or equivalent experience in a management role;
ServSafe Food Manager certification;
Experience working in and/or supervising a Kosher dining facility or certified Mashgiach, a plus.


$7,000 for the summer camp period which includes room and board.

Sababa Beach Camp is a diverse team that is committed to recruiting, supporting, retaining, and promoting a talented staff with diverse backgrounds and experiences. At Sababa, diversity encompasses a variety of characteristics, lifestyles, and perspectives, including race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, disability, socio-economic status, and family status. We firmly believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment is essential to our camp culture.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.


$7000 + housing


Qualifications and Skills:

Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, meet deadlines, and problem solve effectively;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds;
Strong supervisory and counseling skills, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control;
Dependable, reliable, adaptable to changes in the work environment; and
Manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation; calm and professional.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, you must submit your resume and a cover letter telling us why your experiences would make you a good fit for this role.

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